Women's Health

Pregnancy care

We provide services to help women stay healthy at all times, especially during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and a member, please call us to enroll in our maternity care program. Our program will help you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and get the health care services you need. Then, when your baby is born, call the Department State Health Services (DSHS) as soon after birth as possible so that your baby can get an ID number for eligible benefits.

Questions? Call us toll-free at:

  • Medicaid STAR 1-800-248-7767 (Bexar) or 1-800-306-8612 (Tarrant)
  • Medicaid STAR Kids at 1-877-STRKIDS (1-844-787-5437)
  • CHIP 1-866-818-0959 (Bexar), 1-800-245-5380 (Tarrant)

 

Following the links below to learn more about women’s health care:

We care about the well-being of every new life. And we want parents to be as prepared as possible to care for their new baby. We support pregnant women with a special program to help them stay healthy throughout their pregnancies and make sure they get the health care services they need.

Please let us know so you can be enrolled in the Care Management program if you are a STAR or CHIP members or Service Coordination program if you are a STAR Kids member. Call Member Services at:

  • Medicaid STAR 1-800-248-7767 (Bexar) or 1-800-306-8612 (Tarrant)
  • Medicaid STAR Kids at 1-877-STRKIDS (1-844-787-5437)
  • CHIP 1-866-818-0959 (Bexar), 1-800-245-5380 (Tarrant)

A representative will direct you to the Care Management or Service Coordination department. You are entitled to this important benefit, and we hope you will use it. If you are already pregnant you can expect:

  • Education on nutrition, stages of pregnancy, fitness, childbirth preparation and information on what to expect once the baby is born.
  • Regular medical care during and after pregnancy.
  • Information on supplemental nutrition programs such as WIC, dental care and child health services.

The agencies and programs listed below also can help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy and answer any parenting questions you may have.

If you are pregnant, sign up for text4baby. The service is designated to help you and your baby be healthy. It sends three text messages to your cell phone each week with expert health tips to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year. You will learn about important things like prenatal care, good nutrition, infant care and a lot more. This knowledge can help you give your baby the best possible start in life.

There is no cost to sign up or to get text4baby messages as long as you have a participating mobile phone carrier.

To help make sure you get the care you need, we offer our Promise Program. Get a package of diapers ($50 value) at no cost when you complete 10 prenatal and one postpartum visit to your doctor. You must call us after your postpartum visit to claim your reward.

Your benefits include two postpartum visits. Most OB/GYN doctors recommend you get your postpartum visit within three to six weeks after your baby is born. 

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