Note: If you joined Highmark Health Options during the last three months of your pregnancy, you may be allowed to stay with your current doctor, even if that doctor is not in our network.
Your maternity benefit includes a Care Coordinator, one person you can talk to when you’re expecting and after your baby is born. A Care Coordinator is a nurse or social worker who can answer your questions, help you plan doctor visits, find community services, and more. Ask your Care Coordinator to enroll you in the MOM Options program.
Note: Your benefit also includes family planning. See the list of standard benefits.
The MOM Options Program is for expecting moms who have regular exams before baby’s birth. To be eligible for this program, visit your doctor by week 14 of your pregnancy and go to a series of visits before the baby is born. These are called prenatal visits. Visits happen every month and then more often closer to your due date.
When we learn you’re pregnant, we will send you information about the MOM Options Program. Take the brochure to every prenatal visit to get your doctor’s signature. When you have your doctor’s signature for all your visits, return the brochure to us. We will send you the reward item you choose: an infant car seat, stroller, Pack ’n Play playpen, or a Baby Shower in a Box.
Get the help you need during pregnancy and beyond – supporting you from hospital to home. A Pacify membership provides on-demand, video-enabled access to a nationwide network of lactation consultants and nurses, available 24/7.
Using opioids during and after pregnancy can harm both you and your baby. This includes prescription opioids like codeine and oxycodone, as well as street drugs like heroin. When you use opioids while pregnant, the drug is transferred to your baby, increasing the risk of health complications, premature birth, and serious birth defects. Even after birth, breastfeeding can pass the drug to your baby, causing potential side effects such as breathing difficulties.
The good news is that a combination of therapy and medicines can help you quit using opioids before, during, and after pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about treatment options that reduce risk for you and your baby. Highmark Health Options can connect you to providers who specialize in maternal opioid use disorder treatment.
Don’t make this decision alone. To learn about safe treatment when you’re trying to quit opioids, call Member Services at 1-844-325-6251, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and ask for maternity Care Coordination. Or call your Care Coordinator.
If you’re pregnant or have recently had a baby and want help to stop using opioids, you can earn up to $100 after completing 30 days of treatment.
Make sure your baby has health care coverage and the pediatrician you want. As soon as you can after your baby is born and within 30 calendar days:
The Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, is a free program for:
The program provides food coupons to buy nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole wheat bread or rolls, brown rice, oats, tortillas, soymilk, tofu, jarred baby foods, and more. Many grocery stores take WIC food coupons. WIC also offers information and counseling about nutrition and referrals to health and social services.
The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) includes extra coupons in addition to regular WIC benefits. These coupons can be used to buy eligible foods from farmers, farmers markets, or roadside stands that have been approved by the state agency to accept FMNP coupons.