Doctors in Joplin will be helping mothers give their unborn baby a healthy start to life.

The Joplin City Health Department is offering pregnancy testing for temporary MoHealthNet coverage.

The service is being offered for people living within the Joplin city limit.

Information provided by the City of Joplin:

Early prenatal care can help keep both mother and baby healthy. With early care, doctors can spot health problems, treat many health issues, and prevent others from developing.

The Joplin City Health Department offers pregnancy testing for temporary MoHealthNet coverage. Staff will help guide expectant mothers on how to complete their application for MoHealthNet and issue a temporary card so that they can obtain early pregnancy medical care.

This service is offered by appointment for residents living within the Joplin city limits. Call the Medical Services division at 417-623-6122, ext. 266. When arriving in for an appointment, check in at the upper (west) level of the Joplin City Health Department, 321 East 4th Street in Joplin