Pregnancy Resources

 

Mercy Maternity Center - Offers a full range of services for maternity care through all stages of pregnancy.  Address: 1900 Railroad Ave, Redding, CA 96001  Phone: (530) 225-7480

 

Growing Together Perinatal Program (GTPP) - This program is a care coordination done by telephone for pregnant women to connect with resources that are individualized based on their risk factors. All women enrolled will receive an enrollment package through the mail that includes a free copy of the Baby & Me book. Pregnant women qualify with Medi-cal, Partnership HealthPlan of California, or temporary Medical while applying (Presumptive Eligibility). With early entry into care (prior to 13 weeks), the pregnant woman will receive a $25 gift card. She can receive another $25 gift card after her postpartum visit (21-56 days) through this program. Women can also qualify for a free breast pump. For more information or to enroll, call 1-(800) 809-1350 during the hours of 8am to 5pm.

 

Nurse Family Partnership - This free program is for first time, at risk moms, less than 28 weeks pregnant, low income, and residing in Shasta County. It helps first time mothers have healthy pregnancies, improve child health and development, and become more economically self-sufficient. The program partners first time moms with a Nurse Home Visitor. When a woman is enrolled into the program, a specially trained nurse will visit the family throughout the pregnancy and until the baby turns two years old. Call to schedule first meeting at the home or at a local Shasta County location; women are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in the pregnancy. Call the main office at (530) 225-5394 .

 

Care Net Pregnancy Center - One of the services that Care Net offers is the "Learning for Life Program" where you can earn points by taking on-site or off-site classes, reading books from their library, or watching educational videos, and then you can use the points to "buy" baby supplies, ranging from diapers and baby clothes to cribs and strollers. Phone: (530) 246-7075. Care Net offers many services to its clients, to read about all of the services that Care Net offers, click here.

 

Life Light Pregnancy Help Center - Provides free and confidential pregnancy-related services for girls and women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant. Services are Christian-based but open to any religion or beliefs. Phone: (530) 222-5200. Located at 2919 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002. Classes during and/or after pregnancy provide opportunity to "earn while you learn"; earn maternity clothes, diapers, strollers and other items for babies and young children.

 

Text4baby - A free app that provides free text messages to keep you and your baby healthy. Receive personalized texts with health information from pregnancy through your baby's first year.

 

Prenatal Care Guidance Program - The program "helps pregnant women with limited income obtain early and regular prenatal care."  Learn more about the program here. You can find out more information about this program and other similar programs, such as the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) where  in addition to standard obstetric services, women receive enhanced services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial and health education from conception through 60 days postpartum. Also, available for pregnant women who do not qualify for Medi-Cal is the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP). Find out if you qualify by calling 530-225-5851 or toll-free at 1-800-300-5122.

 

Online Childbirth Education - This online eLearning course is provided by Mercy Medical Center Redding Maternity Center and has audio and video options. The course is not a substitute for getting prenatal care but is a great way to learn more about the journey to motherhood.

 

Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) - Phone:  (530) 241-0552 or 1-(800) 846-1451. TAPP is a free and voluntary case management program for pregnant and parenting teens. A teen parent may receive services until the age of 19 or for a period of up to 24 months, whichever time period is longer. The program ensures health and wellbeing of teen parents and their children by connecting families with appropriate services and being a support and advocate for the family.

 

CalFresh (Food Stamps) - CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps), also known as SNAP, is a federal nutrition program that helps people with low or no income purchase healthy food. Benefits are issued on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card that can be used at most grocery stores and farmers' markets. Call (877) 652-0731 to apply or apply online at C4Yourself.com.

 

Women, Infants, Children (WIC) -  ​The Shasta County WIC program helps pregnant women, new moms, and young children eat well, stay healthy, and be active. With WIC you receive free, healthy foods, nutrition education for you and your family, referrals to community services, and information and support for breastfeeding. If you receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs or CalFresh (Food Stamps), you could meet the income eligibility for WIC.

 

Healthy Babies Program -  Helps any pregnant women and moms parenting children under age 2 find the right treatment for anxiety and depression for up to 16 sessions of counseling whether or not you have insurance. You can self-refer by calling (530) 225-5850 or 1-(800) 300-5122.

 

MotherToBaby California -  The website "MotherToBaby California is dedicated to providing FREE evidence-based information to mothers, healthcare professionals, and the general public about medications, alcohol, drugs of abuse, herbal supplements, chemicals, infectious diseases, and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding."

 

Planned Parenthood - Redding Health Center is located at 2935 Bechelli Lane, Suite C, Redding, CA 96002. Call for appointment at (530) 351-7100. To make an appointment online, click here. You can pick up free condoms at Planned Parenthood, and even get STD (sexually transmitted disease) testing done. To learn more about STD's on the Planned Parenthood website, click here.

 

Women's Health Specialists - Provides low or no cost access to women's services including: Birth Control, annual exams, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted infection testing, urinary tract infection testing, adoption, and abortion. Located at 1901 Victor Ave, Redding, CA 96002. Phone:  (530) 221-0193. Call for appointment.

 

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