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Newborn Services

Mother holding newborn against her chest 

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! We understand that this can be both an exciting and overwhelming time. You can’t take care of your baby if you don’t also care for yourself.

As a Sunshine Health member, you have access to postpartum benefits and services that will support the health of you and your newborn baby. State Medicaid coverage allows women to keep Medicaid for 12 months after giving birth.

These benefits include:

  • $25 Over-The-Counter Benefit: $25 provided per household per month to buy products like cough, cold and allergy medications, first aid supplies and vitamins.
  • Healthy Rewards Program: Offering the opportunity to earn reward dollars for completing certain preventive health activities, such as a well-child visit and an annual dental checkup. Learn more about member rewards.
  • Breast pump rental
  • Licensed/certified Doula
  • Licensed/certified Midwife
  • Detoxification or Addictions Receiving Facility Services* for mothers with Substance Use Disorder
  • Early Intervention Services to children ages 0-3 who have developmental delays and other conditions.
  • Emergency and nonemergency transportation
  • Home Health Services (includes home visiting nurse, home visiting therapist)
  • Infant Mental Health Pre- and Post- Testing Services*
  • Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center Services
  • Reproductive Services for Family Planning
  • Laboratory Services
  • Mobile Crisis Assessment and Intervention Services*
  • Behavioral Health Crisis Line
  • Postpartum visits
  • Prenatal/perinatal visits
  • TDaP, Influenza (Flu vaccine), Shingles, Pneumonia, and COVID-19 vaccines (includes boosters)

For any questions, please contact Member Services at 1-866-796-0530.

*Prior Authorization Required

If you recently gave birth and need behavioral health or substance abuse care, Sunshine Health can help. We have  to help you receive the best physical and behavioral health care. These options include:

  • Brave Health – Fully virtual behavioral health care clinic for members 13 and up.
    • Maternal health expertise
    • No travel time; access care from anywhere
    • SMS, phone and email support (requires access to WiFi and live video)
    • Fast access; 7-day standard wait time for appointments
    • Coordination with your PCP
    • Substance Use Disorder and mental health in one place
  • StrongWell – For pregnant and postpartum women who are pursuing or currently in recovery from Substance Used Disorder. Care Teams are available by:
    • Secure messaging
    • Telephone
    • Telehealth video calls
    • In-person to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy and delivery
  • LunaJoy – Focuses on providing resources to women during and after pregnancy.
    • Therapy
    • Psychiatry
    • Mental Health Coaching
    • 24/7 Care Navigation Team

Ask your doctor about getting a referral for any of these services.

Navigating your newborn’s journey in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be difficult for any new parent. Whatever the circumstances may be, Sunshine Health is here to standby you and your baby during this stressful time.

As a member, you have access to the following resources and support:

  • Breast Feeding Assistance
  • Vaccinations Access
  • Baby Wellness Visits
  • When to go to the ER vs Pediatrician
  • Home Health
  • 24-hour Nurse Advice Line (1-866-796-0530)
  • Infection Prevention Tips
  • And more

We are here to help.

For more resources and assistance, please contact Member Services at 1-866-796-0530.