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Pregnancy Billing and Insurance FAQ

If you would like to see a UC San Diego physician or midwife for your maternity care, your insurance may require you to select a UC San Diego primary care physician. The following questions will assist you in this process and answer other billing and insurance questions about maternity care. For general billing and insurance questions, please call 855-827-3633 or see:

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If I have an HMO plan, how do I get a UC San Diego primary care physician (PCP)?

Why do I need a PCP if I want an OB/GYN or midwife to provide my care?

Do I need to see the PCP before I can come to the OB/GYN or midwives for care?

Do I need to change my PCP with my insurance company by a certain point in my pregnancy?

Will my insurance plan cover care by midwives?

What if my insurance company states that birth centers are not covered, or are covered with a different reimbursement rate?

What if my insurance company cannot find my midwife’s name in their directory of covered providers?

If I have a managed care Medi-Cal plan, can I see the midwives?