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Family Planning & Birth Control

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is committed to increasing access to high quality, evidence-based family planning services for women and men in the Medicaid Program by providing comprehensive and continuous coverage to ensure that every pregnancy is a planned pregnancy. 

HFS supports everyone’s right to make informed and voluntary decisions about sexuality and reproduction in order to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. Planned pregnancies allow women to optimize their own health before pregnancy and childbirth; consequently decreasing health complications and lowering newborn risks such as low birth weight and preterm birth. This in turn improves the health for the family, expands opportunities and benefits the community.

Illinois Family Planning Program

The Illinois Family Planning program offers coverage for reproductive health and related services to men and women who do not otherwise qualify for Medicaid. Information about eligibility, coverage and other details will be available soon.

For Customers

Check back later for more information on whether this program might be available to you and how to apply.

Eligible individuals can receive family planning and related services including:

  • An annual exam
  • Family planning counseling
  • All FDA-approved methods of contraception
  • Permanent methods of birth control (tubal ligation or vasectomy)
  • Basic infertility counseling

Also covered is cervical cancer screening and treatment, screening mammograms, BRCA genetic counseling and testing, as applicable, and other testing, treatment, and vaccines for reproductive health. Transportation for family planning visits is also covered. 

For Providers

Providers interested in the program should visit the MPE and FPPE Provider page, which includes training materials.

Other Family Planning Resources