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Pregnant Individual

Four pregnant women

District of Columbia Medicaid provides medical coverage to pregnant individuals with income up to 319% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Pregnant individuals 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 which begins on the date the pregnancy ends, extending for twelve (12) months through the last day of the month in which the twelve (12) month period ends.

A pregnant individual may apply for Medicaid coverage before or after they deliver.

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 this population with household income up to 319 % of the Federal Poverty Level


Pregnant Individual

Threshold in FPL

319% + 5% disregard

2 person household, monthly


3 person household, monthly


4 person household, monthly


5 person household, monthly


6 person household, monthly


7 person household, monthly


8 person household, monthly


Figures compiled using 2023 FPL numbers distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

*5% income disregard included

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