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Do you want to prevent a pregnancy? Do you want to be tested for a sexually transmitted infection? If your answer is "yes" to either of these questions, the Family PACT program may be able to help you.
Family PACT is a program that provides eligible low-income men and women, with access to convenient, confidential family birth control services, as well as education, counseling and treatment.
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Unsure what birth control method is right for you? Visit www.bedsider.org to learn more about your options.
Women, men, and teens able to become pregnant or cause a pregnancy can get Family PACT services if they are low-income California residents. You may qualify for Family PACT:
Source: California Family PACT.
To find out if you may qualify, call (800) 427-8982, or use the Family PACT provider finder to find a doctor or clinic near you. They can help you with the simple application process.
Applying for the Family PACT program is easy. You can make an appointment with a Family PACT provider. They can help you with the simple application process, and qualify you for services right at their office.
Emergency contraception (EC) can prevent pregnancy up to five (5) days after unprotected sex. Women can chose to have an IUD inserted or take a special type of birth control pill, also known as the morning after pill. EC is not the same thing as Mifeprex or RU-486, which terminates an early pregnancy. EC helps to prevent pregnancy. It is safe and doesn't work if a woman is already pregnant.
Most healthcare providers will dispense emergency contraception pills in advance with other birth control methods, or will prescribe it over the phone without a visit. Eligible women can obtain EC from a Family PACT provider at no cost. Medi-Cal will also cover prescriptions for EC. Participating pharmacies may dispense EC to women and men 17 years and older without a prescription for a consultation fee, plus the cost of the EC pills. The cost can be between $16.80 and $49.99.
For more information and to find a participating pharmacy, visit www.not-2-late.com.
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Bedsider Birth Control Network
Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women age 18 to 29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization.