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Helpful Hint:

If you have private insurance check with your health care provider, doctor, or OB-GYN to discuss your medical care during your pregnancy.

Did you know?

Babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care.

Health & Safety: Medical Care

Whether this is your first pregnancy or third, health care is extremely important. You may think that because you or a friend had a healthy baby before without prenatal care that you don’t need to see a doctor right away, but this is taking a huge risk with your baby. Your doctor will check to make sure you and the baby are healthy at each visit. If there are any problems, early action will help you and the baby. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

While the ideal time to prepare for pregnancy is well before you get pregnant, the reality is that many pregnancies are unplanned. Prenatal care with a qualified health care provider gives you the best chance to receive professional, adequate guidance, and testing based on your medical history and that of your family, as well as your baby father’s medical history.

Good nutrition, adequate folic acid and safe medications are essential to your baby’s health. Visit www.womenshealth.gov to check the prenatal care fact sheet. When your provider does your first prenatal exam many factors are considered. This information is used to prescribe proper vitamins, minerals and treatments that may prevent or lessen the chance of birth defects and difficulties for you and your baby. Prevention is best, early intervention is good. Don’t be too late in taking care of yourself and your baby. Prenatal care is the right thing …..start today.

Find other helpful information and videos at the following sites:

 

Where can I get medical care in Dallas County?

AGAPE Clinic

  • 214.824.2744 
    4105 Junius Street Dallas, TX 75246 (Grace United Methodist Church) 
    Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. – Noon Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – Noon (vaccinations available)

 

Baylor Healthy Care System

  • 1-800-4Baylor

 

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake

  • 800-887-2525 (parenting education)

 

Downtown Pregnancy Center

  • 214-969-1111 
    525 North Ervay, Dallas, 75201 
    Services: Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD (sexually transmitted diseases) tests and treatment. 
    Hours of Operation: Monday & Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday & Wednesday 10 AM to 8 PM 
    Cost of Services: Free of Charge 
    Documents Required: Picture ID 
    No Spanish speaking staff available. 
    Programs: FAMILIES is a program designed according to the educational needs and desires of the expectant Mother. Video library covering topics such as pregnancy, nutrition, labor and delivery, sexual health, and parenting. Also Prenatal Classes, Nutrition in Pregnancy, and Parenting Classes. 
    Make an Appointment
    STD Information
    Pregnancy Information
    FAMILIES Program

 

Golden Cross Clinic

  • 122 W. Colorado Blvd. — across from Methodist Dallas Medical Center 
    Dallas, Texas 75208 
    214-947-6700 - phone 
    M-F 8am-5pm 
    Offers non-emergency medical care for people who need it, including Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program partnering with March of Dimes to reduce risk prednisone of preterm birth, support group style of prenatal care

 

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinics

  • 809 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX 75212 
  • Monday-Tuesday 7:00 – 7:00 pm; Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • 3111 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, TX 75212
    Monday-Tuesday 7:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
  • 405 Stadium Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.;
    Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
  • Spanish speaking staff available at all clinics.

Clinics offer Comprehensive Primary Care, WIC, Bite Into Good Health: Diet & Nutrition, Well prednisone Women’s Services Comprehensive primary care services for the whole family include Obstetrics (includes deliveries, pre & post natal care), Pediatrics, immunizations (adults & children), Well Women services (includes paps & mammograms), HIV/STD testing, dental care for children, an onsite pharmacy & lab. No Eligibility criteria. Cost of Services: Varied. Sliding fee scale discounts are based on family size and income. Patients who do not qualify for Medicaid or CHIP can pay on a sliding fee scale. Sliding fee scale discounts are based on family size and income.

Documents client must bring on their first visit to enroll:

Identification: Examples include a Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Government I.D., a Passport.
Proof of Address: Examples include a utility bill, tax statement or any form with this information.
Proof of Insurance (if they have it): Examples include a Medicaid, Medicare or other insurance card.
Proof of Income (if uninsured, to determine sliding fee scale discounts): Examples include recent paycheck stubs, income tax form or a letter from an employer.

 

Parkland Health & Hospital System & Affiliated Clinics

Medical City

  • 972-566-7153 
    Gateway to information about women’s health, pregnancy, and parenting classes

 

Methodist Health System

  • Information about Women’s and Children’s services
    P.O. Box 655999 Dallas, Texas 75265-5999
    1-877-637-4297

 

Sound Options Pregnancy Services

  • 972-298-1900
    658 Big Stone Gap, Duncanville, 75137 
    Services: Pregnancy tests, limited obstetrical Ultrasound, Report of Pregnancy for Medicaid, Lay counseling, adoption services 
    Hours of operation: Mon. 10:00-4:00, 6:00-9:00; Tues. 1:00-4:00; Wed. 10:00-1:00, 6:00-9:00; Thurs. 6:00-9:00; Fri. 10:00-1:00 
    Cost of Services: All services are free of charge Documents required: Picture ID requested but not required.
    Limited Spanish speaking staff available.

 

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

  • 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, 75231-4402, 214-345-6789

Women's Health Centers
Medicaid recipients can access maternity and women's health services at the Texas Health Dallas Women's Health Centers. These facilities offer a wide range of health services, including prenatal, postpartum and gynecological care. Services are provided by board-certified OB/GYNs and certified nurse practitioners. Women's Health Center patients deliver their babies at Texas Health Dallas. The centers employ bilingual staff members and offer assistance in obtaining Medicaid benefits.
Locations
8210 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 705 (on the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas campus) 900 East Park Boulevard, Suite 100 (in East Plano) For more information, call 214-345-7000.

 

UT Southwestern Hospital

  • Information about Gynecology and Obstetric Services 
    5323 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, Texas 75390 214-648-3111