So, I've been eagerly waiting for this morning, because I get to called the Planned Parenthood office and get an appointment for a pre-natal visit, my first. Eight weeks, I was warned, you have to be turning eight weeks during the week of the Thursday you call, and call in the morning.
Well, I called in the morning, and, twenty-seven minutes after their phone lines opened, was informed that all of the appointments for the next week had gone. Call next week, and start trying at about eight-fifty-five, so you'll get through before they're all gone.
Am now on the line with the OTHER Planned Parenthood office. Have been on hold for ten minutes. They're playing atmospheric Spanish guitar music.
I too am on Medicaid for this pregnancy (my first). It's great help. When I first called they said the process for evaluation took 15 days, but when I mentioned I was applying because I'm pregnant they processed everything that same day. It was a blessing. Soon OH and I will be married and I'll then be on his insurance, but for now medicaid is wonderful.
I'm applying for Medi-Cal at the moment, and started with PP because I went to them to get my birth control in grad school, and they were really lovely. But I am going to see who else accepts Medi-Cal and what else I may be eligible for, because this is not going to make it.
Tomorrow's my day off, and I think I will call Catholic Charities and see if they can offer some solid advice.
I was on Medi-Cal for some of my pregnancies. I don't know where you live, but when I lived in Sacramento I got all my care from UCD med center. They were awesome, and the best place to give birth. Most OBs take medi-Cal on a presumptive eligibility basis, just call around a bit.
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