MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women and Newborns

This is the state’s MO HealthNet program for pregnant women and newborns. This program provides healthcare coverage, including sixty-day postpartum coverage, for pregnant women whose family income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level for their household size. Once eligible, the coverage continues through the postpartum period despite subsequent increases in income.

Children born to a woman eligible for and receiving MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women or other MO HealthNet health care coverage on the date of the infant’s birth continue to be eligible for MO HealthNet coverage throughout the first year of life as long as the child remains in the mother’s home and maintains Missouri residence.

Who Is Eligible?

A woman:

  • who is pregnant and provides pregnancy verification;
  • who applies for a social security number for herself;
  • who lives in Missouri and intends to remain;
  • who is a United States citizen or an eligible qualified non-citizen; and
  • whose net family income for household size does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level. For purposes of this program, the pregnant woman is counted as two people (mother and unborn child).

To see if you meet income qualifications, click here.

If you are pregnant & need to find out if you qualify, please contact the Health Center at (573) 648-2498 ext 19 or toll free (866) 579-3861.

Uninsured Women’s Health Services Program

This program provides MO HealthNet coverage for women’s health services to uninsured women ages 18 up to but not including age 55 whose net family income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level for their household size. Women’s health services are:

  • Approved methods of contraception;
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, including pap tests and pelvic exams;
  • Family planning, counseling, education on various methods of birth control; and
  • Drugs, supplies, or devices related to the women’s health services described above, when they are prescribed by a physician or advanced practice nurse.

Who Is Eligible?

A woman:

  • who is 18 up to but not including age 55;
  • who applies for a social security number for herself;
  • who lives in Missouri and intends to remain;
  • who is a United States citizen or an eligible qualified non-citizen;
  • whose net family income for household size does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level.
  • whose available resources do not exceed $250,000;
  • who is uninsured;
  • who has no access to employer-sponsored insurance; and
  • who is ineligible for any other MO HealthNet program.

To see if you meet income qualifications, click here.

Apply for this program by completing the MO HealthNet for Kids, Pregnant Women, and Parents application, which may be accessed by the link provided below.

The Reynolds County Health Center has a signed contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Region G WIC Group to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2019. Under the terms of the contract, the Reynolds County Health Center will be able to serve 133 persons eligible for WIC every month. Total caseload for the year is 1,601 participants. WIC is by appointment only. Anyone interested in participating in this program please call (573) 648-2498 ext. 18 for an appointment. Reynolds County Health Center is proud to be associated with the WIC program and recognizes their contribution in making Reynolds County a healthier place to live.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail to: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; by fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov.