Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Family & Community Services

Program Description

Target

Low-income individuals of reproductive age.

Eligibility Criteria

Women and adolescents with income of less than 250% of poverty. Women with income below 100% of poverty are not charged.

Purpose

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).

Services

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 80 clinic sites operated by 38 delegate agencies which include health departments, Planned Parenthood clinics, hospital-based clinics, federally qualified health centers and other community-based organizations. 

Program Data

Program Data SFY09 SFY10 SFY11
Program Expenditures (Numbers in 000's) $9,956,582.36 $11,212,235.09 $8,824,885.89
Number of Grantees 49 44 38
Number Served 119,182 104,290 102,305

Program Accomplishments

  • During SFY11, 54 percent of unduplicated clients began Title X visits with no method of birth control and 11 percent ended their visit without birth control. This is 43 percent advancement in the improvement of reproductive health care for Title X clients.
  • Over 91 percent of unduplicated clients had incomes at or below 150 percent of the FPL exceeding the federal program goal of 85 percent.
  • Over 20 percent of the unduplicated clients served were adolescents.
  • During SFY11, the program averted an estimated 6,017 pregnancies.