As part of Grand View Health’s Birth & Family Center, Healthy Beginnings Plus provides prenatal care for low-income women at no cost. We know how important your baby’s health is to you, and our Health Beginnings Plus healthcare team—comprised of a board-certified OB-GYN, social worker, dietician and registered nurse—is dedicated to providing individualized services to expectant women. Through this program, you will receive laboratory testing, ultrasounds and other specialized studies. Prenatal education classes, breastfeeding and smoking cessation classes are also offered at no charge.
If you have questions or are concerned about the medical assistance application process, contact us at 215-453-4077. You can receive prenatal care while you are waiting for a decision about qualifying for the Healthy Beginnings Plus program. If you do not qualify, you may elect to use the Grand View Health Medical Assistance plan.
Many women do not realize that they qualify for free medical care during pregnancy through the Healthy Beginnings Plus program. Our staff can tell you if you are eligible based on your family income.
You will give birth to your baby at Grand View Health. All services for you and your baby during your hospital stay are covered by the program. You will have the comfort of knowing that, should special needs arise, Grand View offers a Level II nursery, providing more intensive newborn care, and 24 hour-a-day coverage by pediatricians from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
When you and your baby go home, a maternity home-care nurse will visit you. She will check on you and your baby. She will also address any health care needs you might have concerning the baby or yourself after giving birth.