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Medicaid For Pregnant Women

The family income limit for a pregnant woman to receive Medicaid is equal to 196% of the poverty level. There is no limit on resources. If a pregnant woman is covered by Medicaid, her newborn child is automatically eligible for Medicaid up to age 1. This benefit is available even if the pregnant woman has no other children.

Table: Family Income Limit for Pregnant Women
Family Size Monthly Income
1 $1,941
2 $2,617
3 $3,293
4 $3,969
5 $4,646
6 $5,322
7 $6,000
8 $6,679
Each additional person in the family, add $680 per month.
(These incomes are effective April 1, 2016)

Application, Application Instructions, and Rights and Responsibilities

The application used for this program is the same one used for other Medicaid programs.

Applications can be faxed or mailed to the locations below:

Fax: 828-250-6235

Department of Health & Human Services
PO Box 7408
Asheville, NC 28802

Locate & Contact

Public Assistance / Economic Services


Adult Medicaid
P: (828) 250-5500

Social Work Services
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Ashley Short
Economic Services Division Head
P: (828) 250-5796

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Eligibility rules and income/asset amounts are subject to change.

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