Family Support Division

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:

Currently, income limits are:
Family Size Income Limit*
2 $2570
3 $3233
4 $3896
5 $4559
6 $5222
*Income limits in effect on April 1, 2014.

For information regarding medical coverage included with MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women and Newborns, see Medical Services-MO HealthNet.