Prenatal Care Coordination

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) is a Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby. PNCC services include:

  • Help getting the health care you need
  • Personal support
  • Information on good eating habits and health practices
  • Help finding needed services in your community

The purpose of the Medicaid Prenatal Care Coordination program is to provide access to medical, social, educational, and other services to pregnant women who are considered high risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The components of this benefit are outreach, assessment, care plan development, ongoing care coordination and monitoring, and health education and nutrition counseling. Some key outcome indicators include: Tobacco Exposure, Alcohol Use, Breastfeeding, Safe Infant Sleep Practices, Perinatal Depression, Family Planning, and Involved Father.

Training Opportunities

Training opportunities that may be of benefit to PNCC providers.

Perinatal Mental Health Training Modules

  1. Series Introduction (Adobe Connect, help)
  2. Overview of Perinatal Mental Health: Module 1 (Adobe Connect, help)
  3. Introduction to Screening: Module 2 (Adobe Connect, help)
  4. The Screening Conversation: Module 3 (Adobe Connect, help)

Webcast Training for New Providers
Go to the DHS Webcasts page, then search for PNCC 101 (Webcast, help)

UW-Extension-Milwaukee County
Upcoming Trainings


ForwardHealth Update - May 2014 (PDF, 283 KB)


Statewide, Southern and Southeastern Regions
Kate H. Gillespie
Maternal/Perinatal Nurse Consultant
Phone: 608-266-1538

Northeastern Region
Catherine Sendelbach
Women’s Health-Family Planning/Reproductive Health Field Consultant
Phone: 920-448-5221

Northern Region
MCH/WIC Nutrition Consultant

Western Region
Karen Morris
Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
Phone: 715-836-4989

Wisconsin First Step
Information and links to services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist. Information is available on services such as Birth to 3/early intervention, financial assistance, parent networking and support, home health care, therapy services, CYSHCN Regional Centers and more.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Hotline
Information and links to services for pregnant and postpartum women and children. Call 800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.

Last Revised: November 4, 2015