Qualify for a free baby car seat
If you are expecting a baby, you may have already gotten a pink form from us in the mail. Parkland Community Health Plan now requires that you see your OB doctor eight (8)before you have your baby to qualify for the baby car seat.
Didn’t get a pink form?
Call Member Services at 1-888-672-2277 or 214-266-2140 and one will be mailed or emailed to you. You can also email us.
Your OB, the nurse, or doctor’s office staff can sign the form after each visit. You should fill out the part about your name, address, phone number, birthday, ID number, and your expected due date. Your doctor’s office staff should sign the form each time you visit. A different person can sign each visit.
After your doctor’s office staff has signed for your eight (8) prenatal visits, then just mail the form to us.
Parkland Community Health Plan:
1341 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 1150E, Dallas, TX 75247
Healthy pregnancy tips
- Your provider will tell you when you need to come back for a visit. It is important for you and your baby’s health to keep all your appointments.
- Childbirth classes can help with your pregnancy and delivery. These classes are free. Ask your provider about the classes and how you can sign up for them.
- High lead levels in a pregnant woman can harm her unborn child. Older houses sometimes have lead in the paint. Ask your provider if you need a blood test for lead exposure.
- It is important that you don’t smoke, drink alcohol or take illegal drugs. These can seriously harm you and your baby.
Resources: March of Dimes
After you have your baby
You should see your own PCP or OB/GYN between 21–56 days after your baby is born. You will get a well-woman checkup to make sure you are healthy. Your PCP will also talk with you about family planning.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Here are some of the services the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program gives you at no cost to you:
- Help with breastfeeding questions
- Referrals to agencies
- Healthy food
- Healthy eating tips
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
Resources: Texas WIC