Baby Shots Please Read

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anonymous - January 31

I'm 17 and pregnant.What I'm trying to figure out is if anyone knows of any free clinics in the Bronx,NY area.I can't pay for shots once the baby is born and I have nobody to help me pay.But since I'm under 18 I'm wondering if I can even go to a free clinic for the baby.If anybody has any numbers or websites or any info PLEASE let me know...

 

SugarPie - January 31

Go to your local community action agency and they'll get you hooked up with Child Health Plus (if you have a job) so you can have very cheap (if not free) insurance for your child. Actually, I think it's free. Or you can go to your local Department of Social Services, tell them of your situation and they will get you hooked up with a social worker who will get you straight medicaid and get your child on Medicaid as well. Here's the link you need: Copy and paste it into your web browser and from there you'll get all the answers you need. My family has worked with many underaged women who are in your situation. Be well. http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chplus/who_is_eligible.htm

 

SugarPie - January 31

Below, you'll find a list of people to call who can help you. They're in the Bronx, so it'll make it easier for them. Tell the receptionist your complete situation and they'll be able to further a__sist you. New York City Bronx Morris Heights Health Center 718-483-1260 Bronx, New York Generations +/Northern Manhattan Health Network 718-579-4900 (Bronx) or 212-423-7000 (NY) Bronx, New York Hispanic Federation 212-233-8955 or 212-732-HELP Bronx, Kings, Queens Medical and Health Research a__sociation of New York City, Inc. 212-748-0400 Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 212-788-5500

 

SugarPie - January 31

Here I go again with more info... There's a program called: PCAP. Which is - Prenatal Care a__sistance Program. This is the link you need to go to: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/pcap/index.htm They offer: Complete Pregnancy Care The Prenatal Care a__sistance Program (PCAP) can help you get the care you need for you and your baby. PCAP offers complete pregnancy care and other health care services to women and teens who live in New York State. The Medicaid Obstetrical and Maternal Services (MOMS) Program provides complete pregnancy services in areas of the state where PCAP health centers are not located. And there’s no cost to eligible women who participate in MOMS or PCAP!!! These are the services they provide: Routine pregnancy medical check-ups, lab work, and access to specialists Hospital care during pregnancy and delivery Information about pregnancy, labor and delivery HIV counseling and testing Help in applying for other programs such as WIC and low or no cost health insurance for your children and family Full health care for you until at least two months after delivery Health care for your baby for at least one year after birth Family planning services And more! This it the number for you to call: 1 (800) 522-5006

 

SugarPie - January 31

There's also: Comprehensive Prenatal-Perinatal Services Network This is the link: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/perinatal/en/networks.htm and there's also Healthy Start, which you need to get a part of right away: http://www.healthystarta__soc.org/ They will provide your child developmental testing in and outside of the womb up until the age of 6-8 I do believe. It's astounding what's provided to you. If your child has a disability or even you (emotional/mental/physical) you can get even more help. The fabulous thing is that there are so many services out there. You really need to get a case worker who is deep "in the system" to hook you up with all that is available in New York. Honestly, you're in a better position not being to afford what have you, than many people who are married, coupled and with jobs. It's sad the way the system works, but hon, if it's available, why not take it?

 

SugarPie - January 31

Last post! And once your baby is born, you can get complete full newborn screening for your baby, that mostly only the incredibly rich can afford. The screening is done by the Mayo Clinic free of charge!! They will test for any metabolic problems that could plague your child in the future! This is the link: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/newborn_screening/

 

anonymous - January 31

Thank you so much...I'll print all that out and call the numbers.Thank you..

 

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