Family Planning Benefit Assistance
The Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) is a program for New Yorkers who need family planning services, but may not be able to afford them. It is intended to increase access to family planning services and to enable individuals of childbearing age to prevent or reduce the incidence of unintentional pregnancies.
At all our locations, we provide assistance with the FPBP application. This program is available to male and female citizens in the 10-64 age group. Services include:
- Most birth control methods, devices, and supplies (e.g., birth control pills, injectables, patches, condoms, diaphragms, IUDs) approved by the Food and Drug Administration
- Emergency contraception services and follow-up care (Plan B is covered)
- Male and female sterilization
- Preconception counseling and preventive screening and family planning options before pregnancy
The following additional services are considered family planning only when provided within the context of a family planning visit and when the service provided is directly related to family planning:
- Pregnancy testing and counseling
- Comprehensive health history and physical examination, including breast exam and referrals to primary care providers as indicated (mammograms are not covered)
- Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STI's)
- Screening for cervical cancer and urinary tract or female-related infections
- Screening and related diagnostic laboratory testing for medical conditions that affect the choice of birth control; for example, a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, blood clots
- HIV counseling and testing
- Counseling services related to pregnancy, informed consent and STD/HIV risk counseling
- Bone density scan (only for women who plan to use or are currently using Depo-Provera)
- Ultrasound (to assess placement of an intrauterine device)
If you are eligible for FPBP, you will receive a Benefit Identification Card, which must be used when you need the medical services indicated above.
If you would like additional information on Medicaid or other government programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP); the School Meal Program, etc., please visit:
New Initiatives in Healthcare:
- Dependents are covered until age 29
- COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) benefits are available for up to 36 months
For more information on this program or any state or federal laws, please visit: the Governor of New York's website.
If you are not eligible for Medicaid and have a hospital bill, please see our financial aid page.
If you are currently enrolled in a Medicaid, Family Health Plus, or Child Health Plus plan, please do not forget to update your certification. Call 1-877-472-8411 for more information about recertification.