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Family PACT

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.

logo for Family PACTWhat is Family PACT?

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.

Family PACT can help you:

  • Learn how to prevent pregnancy
  • Learn options for an unplanned pregnancy
  • Prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections
  • Plan for a healthy pregnancy

Family PACT can give you:

  • Birth control pills, patches, shots, and implants
  • Emergency contraception
  • Intra-uterine contraceptives (IUDs)
  • Female and male condoms
  • Spermicides and diaphragms
  • Female and male sterilization

Unsure what birth control method is right for you? Visit www.bedsider.org to learn more about your options.

How Do I Qualify?

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:

  • If you have no medical insurance or can't get Medi-Cal.
  • If you have insurance, but it doesn't cover family planning or birth control methods.
  • If you have insurance, but you haven't met your deductible.
  • If you have Medi-Cal with Share of Cost but you have not met your Share of Cost.
  • If you have Medi-Cal but it doesn't cover family planning.
  • If you have insurance or Medi-Cal, but you need to keep your appointment confidential.

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.

How Do I Apply?

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

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.

Related Links

The Hookup
Get weekly sex info and life advice sent to you for free! You can also find the nearest clinic to you for low to no cost sexual health services, if you enter your zip code.

Map of Teen Clinics in Sonoma County
Use this interactive Google Map to locate a teen clinic near you.

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.

Contact

For more information, please contact:
Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4494
Toll Free: (800) 427-8982
www.sonoma-county.org/mcah



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