Fairfax County Maternity On-Line Medical Referral Services - MOMS

    
Frequently Asked Questions






1. Why is prenatal care important?
2. Who is Eligible?
3. Is this Medicaid? How do I qualify for Medicaid?
4. Who is considered immediate family?
5. What is Family Income?
6. What kind of proof of income do I need to have?
7. What kind of proof of pregnancy do I need?
8. If my pregnancy is confirmed, when will I see a doctor?
9. I have been told that I have a "high risk" pregnancy, do I still qualify?
10. Where are clinics located?
11. What can I expect when I visit a Fairfax County clinic?
12. What else do I need to bring to my financial eligibility appointment?







1. Why is prenatal care important?

Women who see a health care provider early and regularly during pregnancy have healthier babies, are less likely to delivery prematurely, and are less likely to have other serious problems related to pregnancy.

The Fairfax County Health Department through its safety-net medical program and partners provide prenatal care referrals to eligible clients for prenatal care and delivery through Inovacares Clinic for Women.


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2. Who is Eligible?

Pregnant women who have no maternity insurance coverage, meet up to 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and live in Fairfax County, Fairfax City, or the city of Falls Church.


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3. Is this Medicaid? How do I qualify for Medicaid?

This is not Medicaid; approval for Medicaid assistance can take up to 45 days. However we can help you with our services at the Health Department and assist you in applying for Medicaid.

To apply for Medicaid go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/apply/


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4. Who is considered immediate family?

A. A husband and wife and their minor dependents
B. A single person and his/her minor dependents
C. Persons who share their income with you or are currently supporting you
D. Unmarried Couples


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5. What is Family Income?

Income includes your income and your partner's or husband's income. If you have any questions about your income, please contact Family Assistance Worker .


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6. What kind of proof of income do I need to have?

Proof of income includes one of the following:

  • 30 Days worth of paystubs
  • Most recent year's income tax return
  • Letter from employer


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7. What kind of proof of pregnancy do I need?

A positive home pregnancy test is a good start, but the test result will need to be confirmed by a doctor or a clinic. If you have had a positive home pregnancy test but this has not been confirmed by a doctor, please contact us so you can get an appointment for a pregnancy test as soon as possible or come to one of the 5 district offices during walk-in clinic hours for a pregnancy test. The Fairfax County Health Department clinic can provide pregnancy testing during our walk-in clinic hours. You may take a pregnancy test for a $10.00 fee.

Please mention to the nurse that you are applying on line for services so you can get an EXPRESS MATERNITY Appointment


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8. If my pregnancy is confirmed, when will I see a doctor?

If you are eligible for Fairfax County services, you have a confirmed positive pregnancy test and determined to be income eligible. You will be scheduled at the Inovacares Clinic for Women for prenatal care to see a doctor.


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9. I have been told that I have a "high risk" pregnancy, do I still qualify?

If you have a "high risk" pregnancy, please contact us immediately. We will assess your situation and refer you to the most appropriate service.


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10. Where are clinics located?

Annandale
Herndon Reston
Joseph Willard
Mount Vernon
Springfield


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11. What can I expect when I visit a Fairfax County clinic?

Services provided at the Fairfax County Health Department clinics include:

  • Routine prenatal lab work (Pregnancy Test)
  • Public Health Assessment by a Public Health Nurse
  • Eligibility Assessment by a Family Assistant Worker (FAW)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening and Testing (Eligible customers only)
  • Referral to INOVA Cares Clinic for Women (Eligible customers only)
  • Referral to the Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC)– a supplemental FOOD program for you and children under five years of age

Click here to visit the Health Department web site for a full description of Health Department services


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12. What else do I need to bring to my financial eligibility appointment?

You will need to bring with you:

  • Proof of ID: driver's license, or any type of personal ID, birth certificate or passport.
  • Proof of Address: Any bill or document that you have received by mail at your current home address.
  • Proof of your income or income from the person supporting you.


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Contact your Family Assistance Worker with questions click here

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