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    Family Planning Program

    Effective February 1, 2020, Maryland will accept applications for Family Planning only through Maryland Health Connection​, and pa​per applications will no longer be​ processed.​ Anyone participating in the Family Planning Program who needs to renew their coverage will be able to do so online.


    The Maryland Medicaid Family Planning Program provides family planning benefits to eligible low-income women and men. To be eligible, applicants must meet all eligibility requirements for the program including: 

    • be a Maryland resident
    • be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien
    • have income below 264% FPL
    • Any age


    Family planning services include: 

    • Advice about birth control methods; 
    • Physical exams, including pelvic and breast exams; 
    • Screenings, such as pap smears and for sexually transmitted infections, when done as part of the family planning visit; 
    • Birth control pills and devices, such as IUDs; 
    • Emergency contraception; and 
    • Permanent sterilization (must be aged 21 or over).

    The Family Planning Program does not cover any other health care services except family planning services

    This program does not cover prenatal services, abortion and infertility services. 

    If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid or the Maryland Children’s Health Program, you already have family planning benefits and are not eligible for this program. Call your Managed Care Organization (MCO) if you need help finding a family planning provider.​

    If you have trouble finding a provider or have questions about what services the Family Planning Program covers, please call 1-800-456-8900.

    If you are pregnant and need health care coverage, apply for Medicaid through the Maryland Health Connection​ (MHC) or at your Local Health Department. For more information, call MHC at 1-855-642-8572 or the Family Planning Program at 1-855-692-4993.


    There are no fees to enroll, no deductibles, no monthly premium, and no annual benefit limit. 

    There are no copays for contraceptive prescriptions (birth control). 

    If you qualify for the Family Planning Program and you do not already have a FP Program Card, you will receive one, which will allow you to choose any family planning provider that accepts Medicaid. 

    You will not be required to join a Managed Care Organization (MCO). If you have a primary care provider, contact them to see if they participate. Most local health departments, community health centers, federally qualified health centers, and Planned Parenthood also accept the card.

    If you already had a permanent sterilization, you are not eligible to enroll in this program.

    How to Apply 

    Effective February 1, 2020, Maryland will accept applications for Family Planning only through Maryland Health Connection​, and pa​per applications will no longer be​ processed.​ Anyone participating in the Family Planning Program who needs to renew their coverage will be able to do so online.​

    Below are ways to renew or apply for the Family Planning benefit: