Postpartum Depression Insurance Coverage

Sometimes the costs for treatment of postpartum depression (PPD) is covered by a woman's health insurance. PPD is a type of depression that may affect mothers after childbirth. PPD generally fades on its own, but sometimes treatment is necessary.

Fast Facts:

  • If mental health care is included in the insurance plan, treatment for PPD is covered.
  • Some plans differ, like Medicare covers only 50% of outpatient psychiatric care.
  • Many insurance plans do not include mental health care, and therefore will not cover treatment for PPD.
  • Psychotherapy visits can cost as much as $100 - $150.

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