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Paying for Your Family’s Health Care

You go above and beyond for your family and there are programs out there that can help you with what you need. If you are a registered participant of WIN Network, contact your Community Neighborhood Navigators (CNNs). You can call 313-874-2187. They can help to connect you directly to resources in your local area.

If you don’t have medical insurance, don’t let this hold you back from getting checkups for you and your family. In Detroit you have a number of options to get health care for your family:

Healthy Kids for Pregnant Women is a state funded Medicaid program to provide pregnant women and children under the age of 18 with health and dental care. You’ll receive coverage from the beginning of your pregnancy until 2 months after the end of your pregnancy.

Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS) offers pregnant women health coverage to get prenatal care right away. This allows you to see a doctor while your Medicaid application is pending.

Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) specifically serves Medicaid eligible, low income, pregnant women and their families.  MIHP offers assistance with:

  • Free transportation to WIC, medical appointments, and childbirth or parenting education classes
  • Prenatal care
  • Connecting you with additional assistance for housing, nutrition, dealing with chronic diseases, addressing addictions, domestic violence, and other problems that you may come across.

Plan First– offers free family planning services for women ages 19-44 that meet eligibility requirements. Plan first provides:

  • A first physical exam and health history, including patient education and counseling relating to reproductive health and family planning options
  • Annual physical examination for reproductive health/family planning purposes, including a pap smear and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Family planning/reproductive health-related laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests
  • Birth control management, including drugs and supplies

 There are 2 ways to connect to these programs:

  1. Reach out to your local Wayne County Department of Human Services (DHS) Offices. You’ll contact the DHS office that serves your zip code.
  2. Sign up online through MI Bridges. This program connects you to benefits for food and medical assistance, cash assistance, childcare, emergency services.
You can find even more information on health insurance in Detroit in our Resources section.

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I don’t always have transportation. How am I supposed to get to my prenatal care appointments?
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