The following programs and services were designed specifically with the health and well-being of women and children in mind.
|Baby LUV - BABY Luv (Lowndes Unique Victories) was created in 2008 with the help of a grant from the Georgia Chapter of March of Dimes. This program aims to improve birth outcomes for pregnant African American women with high risk conditions. Women and infants that are participants of the program will be linked to local programs such as WIC, Children First and other community resources.|
|Breast and Cervical Cancer Programs (BCCP) - Screening programs for women age 40-64 who are uninsured or under-insured to detect early cancer and pre-cancers of the breast and cervix. Trained nurses and nurse practitioners provide clinical breast exams and PAP smears. Referrals for mammograms are made to local providers. In the event of positive or questionable findings, women are referred to their choice of local providers. To help defray the cost of treatment of breast or cervical cancer, Women's Health Medicaid can be obtained if eligibility requirements are met. This program lowers the death rate from breast and cervical cancer by early detection.|
|Health Check - For Medicaid-eligible individuals only, Health Check provides for the screening of medical and/or developmental problems in children from infancy to 20 years.|
|Perinatal Case Management (PCM) - PCM is designed for the pregnant woman to utilize all services available to her, including health and social services, allowing for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. You can read more about this service through the Perinatal Programs link above.|
|Perinatal Planning - Perinatal planning helps coordinate planning and outreach efforts for the total cohort of reporductive-aged women, pregnant women, males fathering their infants and infants. The system assists women in planning their pregnancies, receiving early, comprehensive prenatal care and linking them to intervention and support services. This program is designed to monitor and address local health disparities, based on trends and patterns in the specific communities. |
|Planning for Healthy Babies - |
Planning for Healthy Babies provides no cost family planning services to eligible women in Georgia. Eligibility:
- Women ages 18-44 who meet monthly family income limits
- Women who do not receive Medicaid are eligible for family planning services
Participants will receive annual physical exams including pap smears, contraceptives and multivitamins with folic acid, and family planning counseling.
You can apply online at www.planning4healthybabies.org or at your local health department.
|Pregnancy Related Services - Medicaid-eligible mothers and babies receive two home visits after delivery to help the mother with any problems she might encounter and to teach her how to care for a newborn. Through these visits a nurse is able to detect or prevent any serious complications for the mother and infant. You can read more about this by selecting the Perinatal Programs link above.|
|Presumptive Eligibility, Right from the Start Medicaid - Medicaid coverage is provided to income-eligible pregnant women during the Medicaid application processing period. You can read more about this service by selecting the Perinatal Programs link above.|
|Well Baby - Complete physical exams are provided for children from birth to five years. Included in this program are screening tests, immunizations and nutritional counseling. |
|Women, Infants & Children (WIC) - WIC is a special nutrition program that offers nutrition education, food supplements and referrals to health care providers for eligible pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five.|
|Traditional Family Planning Services - Clinical exams, education and various methods of contraception. Methods include hormonal methods of pills, Depo-Provera injections, Ortho Evra patches, IUD's, barrier methods of condoms, both male and female, VC film, diaphragm, NuvaRing and vaginal spermicides. These services are based on a sliding scale fee, as well as Medicaid. The goal of this program is to reduce unintended pregnancies, so that birth outcomes are improved.|