Family Planning Program

Medicaid Family Planning Card

The Family Planning Program is a limited benefit program that provides certain family planning services, such as birth control and physical exams, to eligible women under age 51, who lost their Medicaid coverage after they were covered for a pregnancy. 

The Family Planning Program does not cover enough services to be a health insurance plan. You can apply for full Medicaid coverage through Maryland Health Connection.

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 age 21 or over).

To apply for the Family Planning program, you must fill out the application. You can obtain an application by calling toll free at 1-855-692-4993 or by clicking below to download one.

Family Planning Program Application (English)

Applications can be returned by mail or fax to:

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 
Family Planning Program
P.O. Box 296
Baltimore, MD 21298-9795
​​Fax: 410-333-0134