Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women

The Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PE4PW) program allows Qualified Providers to grant immediate, temporary Medi-Cal coverage for ambulatory prenatal care and prescription drugs for conditions related to pregnancy to low-income, pregnant patients, pending their formal Medi-Cal application. PE4PW is designed for California residents who believe they are pregnant and who do not have Medi-Cal coverage for prenatal care.

Effective April 1, 2022, if a beneficiary applies for and is found eligible for Medi-Cal or the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP) after their PE4PW period ends, they may also be eligible for a full year (365 days) of coverage after the pregnancy ends. This postpartum coverage is available regardless of immigration status or how the pregnancy ends. For more information, see the Pregnancy web page on the Medi-Cal Providers website.

The documents on this page include additional information about the program. Providers are encouraged to check this page periodically for the latest program information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women Program Fact Sheets

Qualified Provider Enrollment Form

Order the Single Streamline Application

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