How can I find a Medicaid OBGYN?

5 answers | Last updated: Nov 25, 2016
Nesa86 asked...

How can I find a Medicaid OBGYN?


Expert Answers

In many places it's hard to find a doctor who'll treat Medicaid patients -- as you've found out. That's because Medicaid pays doctors a lower amount per visit than Medicare or private insurance. The Medicaid program itself doesn't provide any simple way to find a doctor, but two other routes may help you out.

First, every state and county medical association maintains a physician referral service. To get to the service, go online to any search engine and enter the words "medical association" and the name of your state or county. Once you get to the state or county medical association's web site, look for its physician referral service (sometimes called "Physician Finder" or a similar name). Once you get to the specific page or site for the referral service, it will offer categories by physician specialty, and by physicians who accept Medicaid patients.

Another place to go for a referral is the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) or Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), non-profit counseling services that provide free, expert assistance with questions regarding health insurance, including Medicaid. Get the number of the state office of SHIP or HICAP from the Medicare web site's directory; the state office can then direct you to the local office nearest you.


Community Answers

A fellow caregiver answered...

i am just trying to get a list of ob doctors that take the medical cad in lafayette la


A fellow caregiver answered...

I thought this information was very helpful. Thank you!


A fellow caregiver answered...

Another good option is to find a federally qualified health center. These are nonprofit clinics that treat anyone -- Medicaid, Medicare, Insurance and uninsured.

Find a clinic at: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/


A fellow caregiver answered...

Very good info here for compiling your own list. Thank you.