Learn More about the Healthy Start Initiative (home visiting program for pregnant women) 
Learn More about the Responsible Fatherhood Program

Now offering Pregnancy Medicaid telehealth appointments. Call 770-514-2818 to schedule. 

Call 770-514-2818 (English) or 770-514-2471 (Spanish) for more information or come by the Marietta Health Department for prenatal screenings. Bring your proof of pregnancy, if you have one, and your supporting documents.


Know Your Maternal Warning Signs & When to Seek Help.

Did you know that 700 women in the U.S. die each year from pregnancy related complications? You or someone you know who is pregnant or delivered a baby within the year could be at risk!

Know the MATERNAL WARNING SIGNS. SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY if you/she has any signs.

  • Headaches that won’t go away or get worse over time
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Thoughts about hurting yourself or baby
  • Changes in your vision
  • Fever
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chest pain or fast-beating heart
  • Severe belly pain that doesn’t go away
  • Severe nausea and throwing up (not like morning sickness)
  • Baby’s movements stopping or slowing during pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding or fluid leaking during pregnancy
  • Swelling, redness or pain of your leg
  • Extreme swelling of your hands or face
  • Overwhelming tiredness

https://youtu.be/U4yvFErruH4  (3:41min.)

For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/hearher/index.html

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Cobb & Douglas Public Health Programs:

Research shows that women who do not receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have low birth weight (less than 5 ½ pounds) babies. Some of the reasons why pregnant women delay the needed prenatal care include the inability to afford medical care or health insurance, problems understanding the Medicaid process, or even lack of available medical services.

At Cobb & Douglas Public Health, we offer several programs to help reduce those barriers, increasing the accessibility to prenatal care.  We help women get started — early — with the care and guidance needed for a healthy pregnancy.

Prenatal Screening & Referral

  • Clients assessed and screened for services to determine how we can best meet their needs during pregnancy
  • Referrals for pregnancy testing
  • Application assistance for Presumptive Eligibility Pregnancy Medicaid
  • Referrals for Babies Born Healthy-BBH (formerly Green Plan) discount prenatal care services

Pregnancy Testing

  • Walk-in service
  • Cost $20 or sliding fee if Family Planning patient
  • Bring proof of income and ID required for Family Planning patients
  • Provides medical documentation of pregnancy if test is positive
  • Prenatal counseling and referral follow-up pregnancy services

Presumptive Eligibility Pregnancy Medicaid

  • This type of Medicaid provides immediate financial assistance for prenatal care. Prenatal women must meet the eligibility criteria based on their citizenship status and income requirement that does not exceed 220% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. This type of Medicaid allows the eligible women to get started with medical care while waiting for final determination of eligibility for full Medicaid coverage by the Department of Family Children Services (DFCS).

Perinatal Case Management

  • Must be Medicaid eligible
  • Short visit with the nurse who provides counseling and education on pregnancy, resources and referrals to public and community programs such as WIC
  • Assist clients with Medicaid problems and concerns
  • Physician referrals for medically high-risk clients
  • Prescription for Prenatal Vitamins
  • WIC and Dental referrals
  • Tobacco Counseling and referral
  • Children’s First referrals

Babies Born Healthy (BBH) Program

  • This prenatal service is for pregnant women who do not have health insurance and not eligible for Medicaid because of their citizenship status and/or income.
  • Clients who are referred to our BBH program are expected to pay a minimal fee for prenatal services.
  • CDPH contracts with certain OB doctors within Cobb and Douglas counties to provide prenatal services at a reduced rate.
  • BBH services are limited and cover routine prenatal visits and some lab work.  The client applies for Emergency Medicaid when she delivers her baby.

      *The Babies Born Healthy Program is provided in part due to a generous donation from the WellStar Foundation.


Call 770-514-2471 (English) or 770-514-2367 (Spanish) for more information or come by the Marietta Health Department for prenatal screenings. Bring your proof of pregnancy, if you have one, and your supporting documents.