Income + Resource Based Pricing
Most of our services are paid for out of pocket. To respect that families have different incomes and resources, we offer four different payment tiers. You can read more below. General pricing is noted below in Chart A, tier 4.
Doula Care is now covered by all medicaid and many private insurance plans in Rhode Island. To learn if your insurance covers the doula benefit, read more here.
Many HSA’s and FSA’s cover childbirth education, breastfeeding education and doula care. Coverage for doulas requires a letter of medical necessity from your provider. Reach out to us for more information.
To apply for our income and resource based pricing, please read the text below. If you do not plan to apply, you can scroll down to Chart A, below, and view Tier 4 pricing.
With income and resource based pricing, how much you pay depends on your family’s income and resources (savings, investments, retirement plans and home equity), as well as your specific circumstances. You must include income and resources for anyone contributing to household living expenses.
To apply, please follow instructions in the expandable boxes to the right of this section. You can also call or email us for a 15 minute phone session to apply if that would help.
Chart A (below) will help you understand the costs for services in each tier. Chart B will help you explore out which tier your family’s income may qualify you for (after a review of income and resources by our team).
Learn more about why we offer Income-Based Pricing.
1. Income + Resource Based Pricing Application Process
The process to apply is quite simple.
If you need help, please call and we will be happy to help you over the phone. The application usually takes 15 minutes. You may also mail or email your documentation in and we will get back to you within one week.
- For families applying for tiers 1-3: Complete our Reduced Rate Application. Before beginning to use our services, we will also ask to see a copy of your last year’s income tax return or 4 consecutive pay stubs (for all people contributing to household costs) to verify your income and resources.
- For tier 4, no documentation is required.
2. Please Read Before Submitting Application
3. Don’t qualify? Look at these creative funding ideas!
For Funding Prenatal and Postpartum Education, Wellness Services and Medical Supports Not Covered by Insurance
1. Baby Shower and Registry Requests
In spite of all the gifts we often receive for a baby shower, babies have very few material needs. More than anything else, they need healthy parents to care for them. Ask your friends to support your healthy transition into parenthood by adding items such as wellness services (acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy), doula support, educational classes, home-birth midwifery, healthy postpartum meals, etc. to your registry.
2. Goods to Barter?
Perhaps you, your family or friends produce goods that could be bartered for services.
3. Silent Auctions | Fundraising
Individual or business donations of goods to sell online or at events are often effective fundraisers.
4. Baby Support Dinner Parties
Host (or have a friend host) a small dinner for friends. Invite each friend to bring one service or product to sell. Ask each friend to purchase one service/product, and donate the money “to the health of the new family.”
5. Direct Asks
Ask friends and family directly for donations to support your growing family.
6. Other ideas that have worked for you?
Please email and let us know so we can share with other families!
PARENT + BABY MEMBERSHIP + Terms of Service
Beginning in July 2023; more information coming soon!
Terms of Service:
6-month minimum membership.
No Cancelation Fee after 6 months
Monthly Automatic Payment – Credit Card required for purchase.
Memberships are non-transferable.
|Service||Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 4|
|7-week Birthing Series||$100||$150||$225||$325|
|9-week Birthing Series||$150||$200||$300||$395|
|3 hour Childbirth Education Workshop||$25||$35||$50||$75|
|2.5hr Private Birth or Parenting Education||n/a||n/a||n/a||$200|
|Yoga + Fitness Classes|
|Six Week Class Series||$30||$50||$95||$120|
|Doula + Parenting Consultations|
|Doula or Parenting Consultation (60-90min)||$35||$45||$80||$100|
|5-week Infant Massage Series||$25||$55||$100||$150|
|Private Infant Massage Class||$20||$40||$60||$100|
Income Guidelines (Chart B)
(To determine your tier, Open Circle staff will evaluate both income and resources. When applying, include income information and documentation from anyone contributing money to living expenses.)
|Number of Family Members |
(including baby in womb)
|By Annual Income|
|By Monthly Income|