Here is the link to the FDA recall information for reference, https://www.fda.gov/consumers/infant-formula-recall-what-know. It has been mentioned that the liquid formula and liquid concentrated formula is not affected.
Unfortunately, formula is not a Medicaid covered benefit.
Coordinated Care does have some ways to help families navigate. They aren’t perfect solutions, but we hope they can help close the gap.
- We can offer Care Coordination support for parents/caregivers to help find formula resources and recommendations on local community resources such as Provider Offices, Formula/Breast Milk Banks or Closets.
- Our Care Grants program is available to support families. Care Grants are obtained to assist an Apple Health Core Connections (AHCC) Member or Caregiver in obtaining specific items related to mental or physical healthcare needs not paid through Medicaid. Caregiver’s would call our 1-844-354-9876 number or email our AHCCTeam@coordinatedcarehealth.com and inquire about the Care Grant.
- Costco is allowing non-member and member online orders for formula and has good supply at this time.
- WIC/Medicaid recipients receive a discount for Amazon Prime. Prime accounts are free for the first 30 Days if enrolled in WIC/Medicaid or any government program. Here is the link, https://www.amazon.com/58f8026f-0658-47d0-9752-f6fa2c69b2e2/qualify .
- Additional recommendations are using the Similac website, Find a Retailer App, to locate stores carrying formula. Big Box Stores like Target and Walmart have fairly accurate inventory counts via their Apps for formula availability and both accept WIC. Walgreens and Amazon do not accept WIC, however, our MyHealthPays rewards VISAs can be used to purchase formula.