Pregnancy and childbirth

GEHA's maternity program offers answers about caring for your baby.


We're here to help with your growing family. Our maternity resource packet is packed with information about pregnancy, prenatal care and your maternity benefits. Order your complimentary packet today!

In addition, if you have special concerns or questions about utilization of your maternity benefits, a GEHA maternity nurse is available to assist you. Call 800.821.6136 and ask for the Care Management Department to reach a Maternity Nurse Consultant.

Maternity Health Rewards

You can earn 100 Health Rewards points for visiting your physician within the first trimester of your pregnancy. To find out how, download our Maternity Health Rewards form.

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Breast pump benefits

GEHA's breast-pump contracted provider is Homelink. You can order a breast pump by calling Homelink at 800.482.1993.

GEHA covers at 100% one double-channel electric breast pump with double suction capability with a physician's prescription every two years. You must obtain the breast pump and supplies from Homelink. A new prescription is required when requesting a new/replacement pump. Additional pumps may be obtained from Homelink at the member's expense.

Models* that are covered 100%:

  • Medela Advanced Double Personal Breast Pump Starter Set (101035078)
  • Ameda Finesse (101A07)
  • Spectra S2 Plus (MM011305)

*GEHA members can upgrade to a different model but will be responsible for the difference in cost.

An initial all-inclusive supply kit is provided with a new pump order. Two supplemental supply kits are allowed in a 12-month period. Supplemental supply kits contain new tubing and canisters. All other requested supplies can be obtained from Homelink at the member's expense. Call 800.482.1993 anytime in the final two months of pregnancy and submit your physician's order. The pump and supplies will be delivered within one to five business days.

FAQs

Q: Where can I find an explanation of maternity benefits?
A: Your GEHA plan brochure is your best source of information. Generally speaking, if you use in-network providers and have a pregnancy without complications, you will be covered at 100%. There may be circumstances in which this does not apply. Please call GEHA Customer Care at 800.821.6136 for clarification if needed.

Q: What about lab work?
A: GEHA recommends that you always use the Lab Card program offered by Quest Diagnostics. Click Lab Card for more information or call GEHA Customer Care at 800.821.6136 with any questions.

Q: How much time do I have to add my baby to my GEHA policy?
A: You have up to 60 days to add your baby to your plan. You should contact our Enrollment Department at 800.821.6136 for details.

Q: Is my baby covered under my maternity benefits while he/she is in the hospital?
A: The baby will be covered for normal nursery charges only. If your baby requires special or non-routine care, he/she will be considered under the general medical benefits as a separate person on your policy. This includes circumcision. Please see your GEHA plan brochure if you need clarification.