S-3: Registration statement for specified transactions by certain issuers

Published on October 25, 2004

Exhibit 23.1

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of our reports dated February 9, 2004 relating to the financial statements and financial statement schedule, which appear in Centene Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003. We also consent to the reference to us under the heading “Experts” in such Registration Statement.

 

/s/    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

St. Louis, Missouri

October 25, 2004