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Services Before, During and After Pregnancy

Services Covered by the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) and the Public Health Division

​OHP covers hospital birth for all members. A physician or Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) attends the birth.

OHP also covers planned community births for low-risk pregnancies. These births happen at home or at a birth center.

  • A Licensed-Direct-Entry Midwife (LDM), CNM or Naturopathic Physician certified in natural childbirth attends the birth.
  • The pregnancy must meet the criteria of the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission.

Learn more about planned community births

​OHP will pay for a doula to support you in many ways. For example, a doula can attend some of your prenatal visits, if you choose. The doula can also be with you during your labor and delivery. Learn more about doula services for OHP members. ​

​OHP can help members get to their covered appointments. OHP can also help pay for travel expenses. Learn more about non-emergency travel.​

​WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition education and breastfeeding support. You can get WIC if you're pregnant, a new mom, or if you have a baby or young children under 5 years old. Find your local WIC program.​

​OHP members may be able to get a breast pump through their CCO or Open Card provider. OHP members also may qualify for a breast pump through WIC.​

Family Connects Oregon will offer home visiting services to all families with newborns up to 6 months of age. The program is now available in 8 Oregon counties

The Nurse-Family Partnership program offers home visits in 9 Oregon counties. This program supports people who are pregnant with their first child through their child's second birthday.

The Babies First! program offers home visits for pregnant people and their child up to age 5 in most  Oregon counties.

To ask about receiving public health home visiting services contact your local health department.

​During and after pregnancy, OHP covers behavioral health and treatment services for alco​hol and substance use. Learn more about behavioral health services for adults in Oregon.

In addition, the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy by calling 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262).​

​Postpartum care coverage lasts 12 months for OHP Plus members. ​

​OHP covers:

  • Immediate postpartum IUD,
  • Implants and tubal ligation(getting tubes tied),
  • Lactational amenorrhea method (LAM) consultation, and
  • A full range of other methods such as birth control pills, patch, emergency contraception, vasectomy or condoms.

You can contact your provider to discuss your options or visit one of our Oregon Reproductive Health Clinics, all accept OHP.



Have questions about your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum care?