Question by Codiemom09: Anyone know of any ob-gyn doctors in Virginia that will see you without insurance?
I just moved to Virginia from California and am trying to find a prenatal doctor as I am currently pregnant. I applied for medicaid, I’m just waiting for the approval. I have tried going to the health department, but they are overbooked and won’t take me. Any one know of anywhere else I can go without having insurance?
Answer by l0v3rly
You should be able to begin seeing the Dr. before your medicaid comes thru. You explain that you have no insurance and are waiting for Medicaid to come thru and some places will just have you sign paperwork saying that if your medicaid doesn’t come thru they can bill you for the cost of the visits. If you can’t find an office that will do that you can pay for the visits yourself until your medicaid comes thru, and then what you can do is contact medicaid after you’ve been approved and let them know you’ve been paying for the visits yourself so that you could start your prenatal care; Usually if the visits are within 2 months of when you submitted your application and you are later approved they will reimburse you for those costs. Call around to offices and find out which ones will work with you. And if they won’t let you sign paperwork and be seen beforehand just pay for the visits yourself and work it out with medicaid to be reimbursed once your approved.
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