The Office of Family Planning (OFP) is charged by the California Legislature “to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance, and services relating to the planning of families”. The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children.
The OFP administers the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) program. Family PACT is California’s innovative approach to provide comprehensive family planning services to eligible low income (under 200% federal poverty level) men and women. Family PACT serves 1.8 million income eligible men and women of childbearing age through a network of 2,200 public and private providers. Services include comprehensive education, assistance, and services relating to family planning. Family PACT Overview (PDF)
ZIKA and Family Planning
The consequences of Zika are reduced by educating and counselling clients about transmission of the virus and the risks it poses to reproductive health. Family PACT/Medi-Cal providers should engage clients, through counseling at every encounter, about the risks of the Zika virus, especially with respect to travel, before planning a pregnancy and to provide access to contraceptives, including long acting reversible contraceptives, for women who wish to avoid or delay a pregnancy.
For more information, please visit the California Department of Public Health Zika page.
DHCS has cancelled the family planning stakeholder meetings for the remainder of the year. A survey was released in early August soliciting stakeholder feedback to help identify opportunities for improvement and adoption of best practices for future family planning stakeholder meetings. Future meeting announcements will be posted on the Office of Family Planning Stakeholder website.
Click here to access and complete the Stakeholder Engagement Survey.
You may qualify for full medical coverage through Medi-Cal or Covered California! Click here for more information.
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