Does Medicaid cover a doula?

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care for Everyone

Medicaid coverage for doula services can vary by state, as Medicaid is administered at the state level in the United States. While some states may cover doula services as part of their Medicaid benefits, others may not. You can easily find local Doulas who accept Medicaid by answering a few questions - all in 30 seconds, and it's entirely free!

Doulas provide emotional and physical support to pregnant individuals before, during, and after childbirth. Some states recognize the potential benefits of doula support in improving birth outcomes and may include doula services as a covered benefit.

To determine whether Medicaid covers doula services in a specific state, it's best to check with the state's Medicaid office or consult the official Medicaid website for that state or match with Doulas who accept Medicaid to compare your options.

Does Medicaid cover a doula?

As of December 2023, several states were exploring or implementing Medicaid coverage for doula services. States such as Oregon, Minnesota, and New York have been known to pilot programs or explore options for including doula services in Medicaid.

Here are a few states that have taken steps toward supporting Medicaid coverage for doula services:

  1. Oregon: Oregon has implemented a pilot program to cover doula services for Medicaid beneficiaries.
  2. Minnesota: Minnesota has also explored the possibility of Medicaid reimbursement for doula services.
  3. New York: New York has initiated programs and discussions about Medicaid coverage for doula services.

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