Did you know that NYS offers free services and birth control to women, men and teens? Whether you have insurance or not, if you qualify for the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP), your family planning services will be paid in full so there is no cost to you.
If you already have insurance with co-pays or high deductibles the Family Planning Benefit Program will cover those as well.
How it works:
- Call one of our health centers to make an appointment. Tell them you would like to apply for the Family Planning Benefit Program.
- If you’re eligible, you can start getting free birth control and services!
Women, men and teens who are:
- NYS Residents
- US Citizens, Nationals or Immigrants with satisfactory immigration status
- Income Eligible
What Are the Income Guidelines? (Effective April 6, 2016)
If you qualify, you could get:
- Free birth control pills, patch, condoms, Depo-Provera (the shot), NuvaRing, IUD, Nexplanon (the implant), or most other FDA approved forms of birth control.
- Free Yearly Exam/Pap Smear
- Free Emergency Contraception – EC/Morning After Pill/Plan B
- Free Tubal or Vasectomy
- Free Transportation to Family Planning Visits (yearly exam, birth control appointment, etc.)
If it's part of a family planning visit (yearly exam, birth control appointment, etc.) you may be able to get:
- Free STD Testing and Treatment
- Free Colposcopy/Cryosurgery/LEEP (follow-up procedures for abnormal pap smear)
What about insurance?
If you are uninsured, this program will cover your family planning needs with no out-of-pocket costs to you. If you already 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 to 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
- Insurance Card (if you have one)
- Proof of income from the last four weeks (pay stubs, proof of unemployment)
- A piece of mail with your address and name only on it. (A bill, personal mail or magazine cover usually works well.)
- If you weren't born in the US, bring citizenship/identity documents.