Client Benefits & Services

Women enrolled in Planning for Healthy Babies® who do not receive Medicaid are eligible for family planning services covered by the Georgia Medicaid program including:

  • Family planning initial exam and annual exam
  • Contraceptive (birth control) services and supplies
  • Follow-up family planning visits
  • Pregnancy tests and pap smears
  • Testing for STD(s)
  • Treatment and follow-up for all STD(s) except HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis
  • Counseling and referrals to social services and primary health care providers
  • Sterilization
  • Family planning pharmacy visits
  • Vitamins/folic acid
  • Select immunizations for participants ages 19 and 20.  Participants age 18 receive vaccines at no cost

In addition to the family planning services listed above, women who give birth to a very low birth weight (VLBW) baby on or after January 1, 2011, and do not receive Medicaid or are losing Medicaid coverage, are eligible for inter-pregnancy care services, which offer:

  • Primary care (5 office/outpatient visits)
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Resource Mother services (care management)
  • Limited dental services
  • Prescription drugs for the treatment of chronic diseases (non-family planning)

Women who currently receive Medicaid benefits and have given birth to a VLBW baby on or after January 1, 2011, are only eligible for Resource Mother services.  The Resource Mother mentors women who give birth to babies weighing less than 3 pounds, 5 ounces.  She offers support to mothers and provides them with information on parenting, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.  Resource Mothers also offer the following services:

  • Meet with P4HB® participants via phone or in person to increase their adoption of healthy behaviors, including healthy eating choices and smoking cessation
  • Follow-up to make sure the baby receives regular “well-baby” check ups and immunizations
  • Referrals to community resources such as WIC
  • Provides the mother with the peer and emotional support needed to meet the health demands of her VLBW baby and more