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Prenatal Care Guidance Program (PCG)

If you are pregnant or think you are pregnant, we are here to assist you in getting into early and regular prenatal care.

PCG provides outreach to pregnant women to inform, motivate, and assist them in obtaining early, consistent, and appropriate prenatal care. This can decrease the incidence of low-birth-weight infants and improve pregnancy outcomes. A list of obstetrical care providers within the community is maintained for clients needing help with obtaining a care provider. You can access the PCG program by calling our Toll-Free Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448. You will receive assistance in applying for pregnancy-related Medi-Cal benefits or obtaining a positive pregnancy test at one of our pregnancy testing clinics.


You Don't Have To Wait For Prenatal Care, Even If You Lack Insurance or the Ability to Pay 

You may be eligible for a special Medi-Cal program called Presumptive Eligibility (PE). 

  • Presumptive Eligibility (PE)
    Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women is a Medi-Cal program that provides immediate, temporary coverage for prenatal care to low-income pregnant women and teens pending a formal Medi-Cal application. 
  • What services does PE provide?
    • Free pregnancy tests 
    • Prenatal care which may include 10-15 visits with your doctor 
    • Laboratory tests and advice about your pregnancy
  • How can PE help you? 
    PE is the first step to getting Medi-Cal coverage for pregnancy-related care. It is important to see a doctor as soon as you suspect you may be pregnant. Don’t let your income or lack of insurance status delay you in getting prenatal care. 
  • How to Apply for PE and Medi-Cal Pregnancy-Related Benefits
    To apply ask your medical provider or you can call a Medi-Cal representative at 1-800-824-0088 or call our Health Referral Line at 1-800-564-8448 

For Healthcare Providers: To obtain more information about the Physician Referral List or to become a PCG provider and have your name and practice listed; please call the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Coordinator (CPSP) at 714-834-8227.