1. Hoosier Healthwise
Indiana program for healthcare for pregnancy and childbirth. Sign up for it, and if they accept you, 100% of prenatal care, hospital stay, doctor bills, and all other medical needs related to pregnancy and childbirth, will be paid for. More information on Hoosier Healthwise
Sign up for this program at:
Monroe County Division of Family Resources
1787 West 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Telephone Number: (800) 403-0864
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2. Best O.B. Doctor
in town who accepts Hoosier Healthwise (in my opinion...and I have been to many births with him ---including the birth of my own Alice)
Dr. John Labban
650 S Walker St
Bloomington, IN 47403
3. Women/Infant/Children program (WIC)
They give you vouchers to get good food: milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, beans, peanut butter (and farmer's market vouchers in the spring and summer for fresh, locally grown veggies)
333 East Miller Drive
4. Hannah House Crisis Pregnancy Center
These people are loving, kind, and very, very helpful (I happen to be friends with several of them). Here you can get counseling, free excellent prenatal classes, and help with maternity clothes, and baby clothes, once you need them.
808 N. College Avenue Bloomington, IN 47404
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling: Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4:00 pm
Material Support: Monday: 10 am - 11:30 am, 1 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday: 10 am - 11:30 am, 1 pm - 4 pm, Thursday & Friday: Closed (Closed for lunch each day 12 – 1pm)
5.Monroe County Public Health Clinic
333 East Miller Drive
Located with the WIC office, you can get shots for your baby for minimal cost (should you choose to vaccinate)
6.Volunteers in medicine
Should you not be eligible for Hoosier Healthwise, and if you do not have any insurance, doctors in the program give care for VERY low cost to uninsured folks.
7. Free prenatal vitamins at Marsh pharmacies. Ask for details at the pharmacy desk.
9. Mother Hubbard's Cupboard offers free food to all who need it. This is a great place to get lots of good organic food and leafy green vegetables. Pregnant and nursing mothers get to shop first on Thursdays. Hours 4-6, M-F.