Did you know you might be able to get free birth control and services even if you have insurance? Itís true! If you qualify for the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP), it will pay your co-pays and deductibles for birth control and other services so you can get them for free.
How it works:
-Call one of our health centers to make an appointment. Tell them you want to apply for the Family Planning Benefit Program
-Bring with you to your appointment: Insurance card, pay stubs from the past 4 weeks and something with your address on it (like a piece of mail or bill).
-If youíre eligible, start getting free birth control and services!
If you qualify, you could get:
FREE birth control pill, patch, condoms, Depo-provera; Nuvaring; IUD, Implanon, or most other forms of birth control
FREE yearly exam/pap smear
FREE emergency contraception/morning after pill/Plan B
FREE tubal or vasectomy
FREE transportation to birth control visits
If itís part of a birth control related visit, you might also be able to get:
FREE STD treatment
FREE colposcopy/cryosurgery/LEEP (follow-up for abnormal pap smear)
Women, men and teens who are
ē NYS residents
ē US Citizens or immigrants with satisfactory immigration status
ē Income eligible
Single? Make up to $1,862 per month or $22,340 per year
Married or single parent? Make up to $2,522 per month or $30,260 per year
Full time student under 21? If you can prove youíre in school with a report card or current class schedule, you donít need to prove income.
Family of 3 or more? Click here to find out if youíre eligible.
What about insurance?
If you have health insurance, this program will pay your co-pays and deductibles (for covered services). All covered services are free with this program. You may also choose not use your insurance if you have a confidentiality issue.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
When you make your appointment, be sure to mention you want to apply for the Family Planning Benefit Program.
You should bring:
- Social Security number
- Proof of income from the last four weeks (like pay stubs, proof of unemployment)
- A piece of mail with your address and your name only on it. A bill, personal mail or magazine cover usually work well
- If you werenít born in the US, bring citizenship/identity documents
If you donít have all these things or forget something, come in anyway. You might still be able to get free services.