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Mom's GEMS Prenatal Program

Mom's GEMS Prenatal Program
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Support for a Healthy Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, congratulations! This is an exciting time as you prepare to welcome a new life into the world. It’s also a very important time to take care of your health, so you can be sure that you give your baby a great start at life. Horizon NJ Health has a program that can help.

Horizon NJ Health created Mom’s GEMS to ensure that expecting members get proper prenatal care and education on how to have a healthy pregnancy and baby. GEMS stands for “Getting Early Maternity Services.”

When you join Mom’s GEMS, you can get help with these topics:

  • Routine visits with an OB-GYN – An obstetrician/gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a doctor who cares for women while they are pregnant and during childbirth.
  • Access to specialists, or other doctors who can care for you during your pregnancy if you need them, including a dentist.
  • Case managers are available to answer your questions – Nurses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer your questions.
  • Transportation – Some members can get help getting to and from doctor appointments. Call LogistiCare at 1-866-527-9933 (TTY: 1-866-288-3133) or your GEMS  care and case manager for more information.
  • Nutrition advice – Learn about how to eat right so you and your baby get the nutrients you need.
  • Breast-feeding help – Breast-feeding is the healthiest choice for your baby. Call WIC toll-free at 1-866-44NJWIC (1-866-446-5942) or your GEMS care and case manager to learn more. TTY: 711.
  • Nurse visits – In some cases, a nurse will visit you after your baby’s birth to answer questions about his or her care.
  • Health care for your baby during their first 60 days – To make sure your baby continues to get care, call your County Board of Social Services caseworker within 31 days of your baby’s birth. They can enroll your baby in a Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare health plan.

The sooner you sign up for Mom’s GEMS, the better your chance of having a healthier baby. Contact the Horizon NJ Health Mom’s GEMS Prenatal Program toll-free at 1-800-682-9094 and ask for the Mom’s GEMS department. For hearing and speech-impaired call 1-800-682-9090 (TTY 711).

24/7 GEMS Maternity Nurse Hotline
If you think you could be pregnant, you are now pregnant, or if you have just given birth, nurse care managers will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to call with any questions or concerns.

Call the 24/7 GEMS Maternity Nurse Hotline toll-free at 1-800-682-9090 (TTY 711).