California State-Funded Programs
All information presented, including pricing and/or insurance information, is subject to change at any time. This information is presented for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical or legal advice.
Family PACT (Planning Access Care Treatment)
In California, low-income women, men and teens seeking birth control may qualify for the state's Family PACT funding program, which includes some no-cost services. Applications are available in our health centers. Eligible women may receive birth control, routine periodic exams and pap smears as well as testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or vaginal infections. Men can receive condoms and STD testing/ treatment as well as vasectomy services.
Medi-Cal will pay for most of our services, including birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, prenatal care and abortion services. Staff will verify what services are covered by your Medi-Cal insurance. If you have questions on how to apply for Medi-Cal please contact the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you.
Some clients who were not previously eligible may be able to get pregnancy coverage through Medi-Cal. In some of our health centers, applications are available for Presumptive Eligibility Medi-Cal which provides immediate coverage for prenatal care. Presumptive Eligibility lasts only one month, so clients must continue to work with the Department of Social Services to receive continuous coverage.
Many of our health centers accept Medicare. However, only certain providers are able to treat Medicare patients. Please call your local health center to inquire about Medicare coverage and to schedule an appointment.
Every Woman Counts
The Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts provides free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams and pap smears for age-eligible women who do not have health insurance and meet the program's income guidelines.
The program covers:
- Pelvic exams and Pap screenings for women 25 years old or older
- Pelvic exams, Pap screenings, clinical breast exams, and mammograms for women 40 years old or older
Contact the Planned Parenthood health center nearest you for more information about any of these programs.