Selecting a Health Care Provider for Baby Your Baby
When you start the Baby Your Baby (BYB) program, you will get a temparary Baby Your Baby card to show to your health care provider when you go in for your first prenatal visit (care during your pregnancy). The doctor or nurse midwife must be a Medicaid provider. Your Baby Your Baby card will help you to start your prenatal care right away. Please fill out your Medicaid application and get an appointment with the Medicaid eligibility office as soon as possible. Your Baby Your Baby card is valid only until the last day of the next month!
If you qualify for Medicaid and you live in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah or Weber County you must choose a health maintenance organization (HMO). You must also choose a doctor or nurse midwife who works with the HMO. When you qualify, Medicaid will appoint a Health Program Representative (HPR) to help you through the process. Your HPR can tell you which HMOs you can choose from and which doctors and nurse midwives work with each HMO. It is best to choose a doctor or nurse midwife from one of the Medicaid approved HMOs now so you won’t have to change health providers when you qualify for Medicaid.
If you already have a doctor or midwife, check to see if he or she is with one of the Medicaid HMOs. As soon as you qualify for Medicaid, pick the HMO your doctor or midwife works with so you won’t have to change providers in the middle of your pregnancy! If you don’t live in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah or Weber County you don’t have to choose an HMO. The Maternal Infant Health Program is a great place to help decide you would like to use as your health care provider.
If you do not already have a doctor or nurse midwife and you live in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah or Weber County, you will receive booklets at the Medicaid office. These will help you choose a doctor or midwife and the HMO that is the best for you. Each book lists obstetric doctors (doctors who take care of pregnant women), midwives and pediatric doctors (doctors who take care of children). To find out who your Medicaid Health Program Representative is, call 1-866-608-9422.
If you have more questions, please call the Baby Your Baby Hotline at 1-800-826-9662.