Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment
Providing comprehensive family planning services to eligible California residents
To stay informed with the latest available information on the COVID-19 developments and how it impacts Family PACT providers, please visit Family PACT’s COVID-19 page
The Office of Family Planning and Family PACT
The Office of Family Planning (OFP) is charged by the California Legislature “to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance, and services relating to the planning of families”. The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children.
The Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program is administered by the California Department of Health Care Services, OFP and has been operating since 1997 to provide family planning and reproductive health services at no cost to California’s low-income (under 200% federal poverty level) residents of reproductive age. The program offers comprehensive family planning services, including contraception, pregnancy testing, and sterilization, as well as sexually transmitted infection testing and limited cancer screening services.
News and Updates
California’s Reproductive Health Access Demonstration (CalRHAD) Public Comment
California is requesting a new Section 1115 demonstration, entitled California’s Reproductive Health Access Demonstration (CalRHAD) Section 1115, which is available for public comment from Thursday, March 16, 2023 through Monday, April 17, 2023.
Visit DHCS CalRHAD Webpage for public comment opportunities.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Training
On April 12, 2023, in collaboration with Bayer (Mirena, Kylenna, Skyla), Medicines360 (Liletta), CooperSurgical (Paragard), and Organon (Nexplanon), DHCS is offering trainings to prepare providers to offer and provide both intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implant services. This training is available to Medial and Medi-Cal/Family PACT-enrolled providers. For registration information, please visit the Learning Management System (LMS) webpage.
In-Person Provider Orientation scheduled for April 2023 in Sacramento
On April 13, 2023, DHCS will host an In-Person Provider Orientation. The Provider Orientation is a requirement for all site certifiers and must be completed prior to submitting a Family PACT application. For registration information, please visit the Learning Management System (LMS) webpage.
Keeping Medi-Cal Beneficiaries Covered
Planning for the End of the Continuous Coverage Requirement
The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end soon and millions of Medi-Cal beneficiaries may lose their coverage. DHCS’ top goal is to minimize beneficiary burden and promote continuity of coverage.
How You Can Help
- Sign Up and Become a DHCS Coverage Ambassador
The DHCS Coverage Ambassadors will be trusted messengers made up of diverse organizations that can reach beneficiaries in culturally and linguistically appropriate ways. Additionally, DHCS Coverage Ambassadors will connect Medi-Cal beneficiaries at the local level with targeted and impactful communication. Join the DHCS Coverage Ambassador mailing list to receive the latest information and updated toolkits as they become available.
- Raise Awareness
Download the updated Medi-Cal Continuous Coverage Toolkit and start educating beneficiaries
For more information, visit DHCS website.