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Doula Services

​The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has added doula services to the list​​​​​​​​ of preventive services covered under the Medi-Cal program. Doula services include personal support to birthing persons and families throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum experience. This includes emotional and physical support, provided during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. Pur​su​ant to federal regulations, doula services must be recommended by a physician or other licensed practitioner. 

DHCS added doula services as a covered benefit on January 1, 2023. DHCS submitted State Plan Amendment (SPA) 22-0002 to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and received federal approval for SPA 22-0002​ on January 26, 2023. DHCS published the Medi-Cal Provider Manual for doula services on December

16, 2022. 


Doulas looking to become medi-cal approved

Visit the DCHS website to for details, application, requirements & more

Birthworkers Of Color Collective offers monthly PAVE PORTAL TRAININGS FOR CALIFORNIA DOULAS. California doulas learn how

to register as a medi-cal provider via PAVE portal. We share about the requirements, the application process, and answer questions. Visit our social media to learn when our next PAVE training is taking place. 


Note: We are unaffiliated with Medi-Cal, DCHS, & the state of CA.

Individuals & Families looking for

Doula services covered under Medi-Cal

Doula services will be available in fee-for-service Medi-Cal and through Medi-Cal managed care plans. Beneficiaries in a Medi-Cal managed care plan will receive doula services from their plan. 


Please fill out the form below to inquire about receiving doula services through one of our Medi-Cal approved doulas. Once in touch, we will try our best to match you with a doula who aligns with you & your families needs. 

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Monthly PAVE Training

Join us for our monthly PAVE training where California birthworkers of color come together to learn, grow, and support each other in becoming Medi-cal approved doulas. This training is designed to provide you with knowledge on the requirements, application process, and answer any questions you may have. Register:

Note: We are unaffiliated with Medi-Cal, DCHS, & the state of CA.

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