Doula Services

Provider Type

  • Physicians (does not apply to Cal MediConnect)
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
    (does not apply to HSP)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

This section contains general member benefit information on nurse midwife services.

APL 22-031, a physician or other licensed practitioner must recommend doula services to an eligible Medi-Cal member. The physician or licensed practitioner that provides the recommendation does not need to be enrolled in Medi-Cal or be in-network.

Doula services are considered preventive and offer support before, during and after childbirth. Doulas do not diagnose medical conditions, provide medical advice, or clinical assessment, exam, or procedure.

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