Family Planning

What is the purpose of this service?

Family Planning, also known as Title X Family Planning, is a voluntary birth control program for low-income women and teens. The Family Planning program can give you information about birth control methods or the number and spacing of children, if and when you decide to become pregnant. 

What services are offered?

Family Planning services are voluntary and confidential and include:

  • physical exams
  • pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • sexually transmitted disease (STD) education, testing, and treatment
  • birth control methods and counseling including emergency contraception
  • community education services for professionals, schools, parents, and teens

Who can receive these services?

Low income women and teens. Services are offered for free or at a reduced cost using a sliding fee scale. Service is not denied due to inability to pay.

How to apply?

Family Planning clinics across the country are available to provide women and men with reproductive health care.  To find a clinic near you, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs (OPA) website or you can use the DHS Office Locator - select Family Planning from the drop down list of "Type," then select your county from the "County" drop down list.  Click on "Find Offices" to find a clinic or program near you.

Additional Information:

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154
  • 1-800-447-6404 TTY