Where To Get Prenatal Medical Care


During pregnancy, you would require more than a yearly visit to your primary care provider to remain healthy. You would need a prenatal care service location, alongside a greater number of appointments with a midwife, nurse practitioner, or doctor. Do you lack health insurance coverage, and are you bothered about paying for prenatal healthcare? If so, remember that several organizations are offering affordable or free care for pregnant women like you. Here, we will look at some of your potential prenatal options when searching for low income clinics in the US.


Local Medical School

Medical schools tend to run clinics that provide prenatal care services. As per a University of Pennsylvania Medical School study, 25 US states have 111 clinics run by students. These locations are usually on or around medical school campuses as well as have trained doctors, medical students, and residents. There may also be many midwives, nurses, and other health professionals available at these locations.


Local Charity

Local non-profit organizations might be capable of helping you to access affordable maternity care. While services would vary according to your living location, you may be capable of getting care, referrals, counseling, and more.


Hill-Burton Healthcare Facilities

The Hill-Burton Act offers federal financing to healthcare facilities in the US. To get the financing, those facilities should serve with no discrimination as well as offer a reasonable number of people care for free each year. The free care will include prenatal care. There is no need for you to be an American citizen to access this form of service. This ease of access makes a Hill-Burton facility a good option for an undocumented immigrant who requires healthcare. That said, qualifying for the facility’s program requires satisfying income requirements.


Local Public Health Department

The department in your area is a good place to begin your investigation for a prenatal care center. It can lead you to a center in your location or another local resource.


Community Health Center

A community health center is a federally-funded healthcare facility that offers care at a low rate or for free. For this reason, you can see it being described as a low income medical clinic as well. It offers not just prenatal care but also primary care. Your income would determine how much you would have to pay for the service at this healthcare facility. You can locate one of these facilities in your location with a search option on the website of HRSA.

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    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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