Family Planning (FP)
Bureau of Maternal & Child Health
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description


Low-income individuals of reproductive age.


Family Planning Program services are provided to enable individuals the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of effective family planning medical services, methods and education (including abstinence).


Family Planning Services are confidential and include:

  • Physical exams for females and males, including screening for cancer (breast, cervical, colorectal), pregnancy testing, and screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Education at clinics on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, infertility, birth control, preconceptional health, counseling on pregnancy options and emergency contraception; and
  • Community education services including presentations for schools and other community groups, consultation and training for professionals and educational outreach for parents and teens.

Delivery Method

Services are delivered at 82 clinic sites operated by 40 delegate agencies which include health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, hospital-based clinics, federally qualified health centers and other community-based organizations.

Program Data

Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's) $11,482.0 $11,789.0 $11,789.0 $10,868.0
Number of Grantees 54 54 49 44
Number Served* 134,506 130,026 126,002 119,182

*Note: Data is for Calendar Year.

Program Effectiveness

  • The program has been successful in meeting its goals for serving high-risk populations. During SFY09, 79 percent of unduplicated clients had incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) exceeding the federal program goal of 70 percent.
  • Over ninety percent of unduplicated clients had incomes at or below 150 percent of the FPL exceeding the federal program goal of 85 percent.
  • In SFY10, 24 percent of the unduplicated clients served were adolescents. During SFY10, the program averted an estimated 24,749 pregnancies and 3,477 abortions.