Providing Family PACT Services During COVID-19 Part 1: Clinical Considerations

May 8, 2020


Since March 2020, most providers of family planning services in California have shifted patient care from in-person visits to remote visits. This webinar will be conducted in a “frequently asked questions” format, focusing on the adaptations that clinicians should make in order to successfully provide family planning care remotely during the public health emergency and afterward.

Subjects will include the role of blood pressure measurement before prescribing combined hormonal contraception, the use of injectable birth control subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SQ), syndromic treatment of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing without a clinic visit and others. Recently enacted Family PACT and Medi-Cal policies regarding telehealth visits and remote enrollment of clients into the Family PACT program will be discussed. Ample time will be available for the audience to submit questions and to share information about the adaptations that you have been implementing at your clinic.


Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, UCSF
Senior Medical Advisor, CAPTC and California OFP
Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA

Jennifer Karlin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor & Associate Director
Course Director for Pre-Clerkship Intersession, Health Systems Science Pillar
Department of Family & Community Medicine UC Davis School of Medicine