District of Columbia Medicaid provides medical coverage to pregnant women with income up to 319% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Pregnant women receive full Medicaid coverage, including care related to the pregnancy, labor, and delivery and any complications that may occur during pregnancy, as well as perinatal care for 60 days post-partum.
A pregnant woman may apply for Medicaid coverage before or after she delivers.
Who is Eligible?
You may be eligible for Medicaid in the District under the Pregnant Woman category, if you:
- Are Pregnant or have been pregnant in the last 60 days
- Are A District Resident;
- Are A US citizen or have eligible immigration status; and
- Meet income requirements
The District covers pregnant women with household incomes up to 319% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Under MAGI Medicaid, a pregnant woman’s household consists of the pregnant woman plus the number of expected children.
|Category||Threshold in FPL||1 person household, monthly||2 person household, monthly||3 person household, monthly||4 person household, monthly||5 person household, monthly||6 person household, monthly||7 person household, monthly|
|Pregnant Women||319% FPL||
*figures compiled using 2020 FPL numbers distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
* 5% income disregard is included
For More Information
For more information about Medicaid in the District, please contact (202) 724-5506.
How to Apply
If you think you may be eligible for Medicaid as a pregnant woman, see the "How to Apply" section.