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April 10, 2008

Comprehensive Quality Prenatal Care is Available to Anyone At Any Income Level in the Bronx

New York City, NY (April 7, 2008) -- Montefiore Medical Center has teamed up with the New York State Department of Health to offer the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP), which provides quality prenatal care to anyone in the Bronx who needs it. Women and teens who are pregnant and meet certain income guidelines are eligible to receive complete medical care during pregnancy, delivery and for at least two months after delivery.

Services under this program include:
·  Routine pregnancy medical check-ups, lab work, and access to specialists
·  Hospital care during pregnancy and delivery
·  Information about pregnancy, labor and delivery
·  HIV counseling and testing
·  Help in applying for other programs such as WIC and low or no cost health insurance for children and family
·  Full health care for Mom until at least two months after delivery
·  Health care for baby for at least one year after birth
·  Family planning services

"By offering prenatal care, we can help assure that more healthy babies are born in the Bronx," said Jon Swartz MD, MBA, FAAFP, Medical Director, Montefiore Medical Group 2 & 4, and Wendy Wilcox, MD, Montefiore Medical Center Ob/Gyn. "We are committed to healthy futures for all babies in our community."

The program is available at three sites throughout the Bronx:

Family Health Center (FHC)
360 East 193 Street
(718) 933-2400

Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC)
305 East 161 Street
(718) 579-2500

Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
1621 Eastchester Road
(718) 405-8040