New York Coalition for Doula Access

Doula Medicaid Provider Enrollment is Open!

NYS Medicaid provider enrollment is now open statewide for doulas who are interested in becoming NYS Medicaid providers!

Access to Doula care remains restricted to those who can afford it, leaving the most vulnerable without essential support. The New York Coalition for Doula Access (NYCDA) is dedicated to improving access for Black maternal health patients and low-income individuals with Medicaid, ensuring doulas are an integral part in creating equitable policies and standards.

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Black maternal mortality rate is 5x higher

than white women in NY – 54.7 per 100,000 live births, ​ (​​

Doula-assisted births have lower rates

of preterm birth, postpartum depression, and increased breastfeeding​ (March of Dimes)​​ 

73.6% of pregnancy-related deaths

are found to be preventable in the state of NY (New York State Department of Health)​.

$1,500 in NYC and $1,350 for NY state

are the Medicaid reimbursement rates for doula care (​ – and nearly half of all births in the state are covered by Medicaid.

Join the Movement: Championing Doula Rights and Healthcare Integration

NYCDA  empowers doulas to use their voices to define  their professional standards and advocates for increased access to doula care in underserved communities. We work to integrate doulas into healthcare teams and meet monthly to focus on key priorities, including equitable Medicaid reimbursement and establishing doula-friendly hospital standards. Join our Medicaid Reimbursement or Doula-Friendly Designation subcommittees by emailing


ahec – Erie Niagara
Just Us Women Productions, LLC
The Sweet Spot
FYB – For Your Birth
Birth & Beyond – NYC: Birth Empowerment
Jericho Road Community Health Center
Inclusive Alliance
March Of Dimes
HHFC – Hope And Healing Family Center
Ancient Song

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