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Soon-to-be-Sooners Services

What All Providers Need to Know about the Soon-to-be-Sooners Program

The Soon-to-be-Sooners (STBS) program provides coverage for services that benefit the unborn child. While a pregnant mother applies for STBS, the approved application marks the unborn child’s enrollment in the program. Physical, mental or behavioral healthcare services that are medically necessary to benefit the unborn child may be provided. These services are not limited to pregnancy-related services.

For the unborn child to qualify for STBS, the pregnant mother must:

  • Apply

  • Have household income up to 185% FPL

  • Be ineligible for any Title XIX eligibility group

  • Reside in Oklahoma 

  • Not be covered by creditable insurance

Ordinary citizenship and immigration status requirements are not applicable to the unborn child population.

STBS services may include:

  • Routine office visits that benefit the unborn child

  • Medications that benefit the unborn child 

  • Ultrasounds that benefit the unborn child

  • Lab services that benefit the unborn child 

  • Some specialty services when those services benefit the unborn child

  • Hospital services that benefit the unborn child 

  • Mental health services that benefit the unborn child

  • Substance use disorder services that benefit the unborn child 

  • Services associated with miscarriage or a non-viable pregnancy, such as a molar pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, or fetal death in utero

Miscarriages and non-viable pregnancies do sometimes occur. In these difficult circumstances, STBS covers services that may be necessary for the compassionate or palliative care of the unborn child, as well as those services necessary to support and resolve all outcomes of pregnancy.