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Family Planning Waivers: Free Family Planning Coverage

 
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Family planning and sexual health services are free for men and women with qualifying income who lack medical insurance coverage.

If you're planning to have a child, or trying to stay in your best health until you are ready to start a family, we can help. If you have no other medical coverage that provides basic family planning and reproductive health services, you may qualify to receive free health care.

Who Is Eligible

You're eligible for these free services if:

  • You are a man or woman between the ages of 13 and 44.
  • You are not currently pregnant.
  • You have not had a hysterectomy, tubal ligation, or vasectomy.
  • You do not have Medicare, CHIP, or any other health insurance or third party medical coverage.
  • Your family income is at or below 194% of the Federal Poverty Level.

2017 Monthly Income Limit

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Family Income $1,950 $2,626 $3,302 $3,977 $4,653 $5,329 $6,005 $6,681

Services You Can Receive

Health

  • An annual medical exam by a physician. This may include a medical history, height, weight and blood pressure checks, and for women, a Pap smear and clinical breast exam.
  • Testing for pregnancy, HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Free prescription for medications to treat a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD)

Birth control and family planning

  • Visits to a nurse or doctor related to birth control methods and family planning services
  • Free prescription for birth control supplies and contraceptives
  • Family planning counseling and education on all birth control methods, including abstinence and natural family planning
  • Pre-conception counseling to help plan your next pregnancy

Other

  • Laboratory services
  • Sterilization, including counseling and education referrals

Benefits of Applying

When you join this Medicaid-supported program, you'll be able to have a child when you're ready, and stay healthy until then, without worrying about unplanned pregnancy.

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Last reviewed on May 9, 2017
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com
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