Your birth control could be free!

Illinois has a number of health coverage programs that can cover the cost of birth control.

What do we mean by free?

Learn about your options

If you qualify for one of the health coverage programs below, you could get birth control at no cost to you.

Family Planning State Plan Amendment (SPA) – Now live!

The Family Planning SPA program offers family planning benefits (birth control coverage) at no cost. It’s possible to qualify for Family Planning SPA benefits if you already have health coverage.

To be eligible for Family Planning SPA in Illinois, you MUST:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or on the path to citizenship*
  • Have a certain yearly income as an individual
  • Have a physical mailing address in Illinois (cannot be a P.O. box)

*Note: You can get temporary, immediate coverage called Family Planning Presumptive Eligibility (FPPE) for two months while your Family Planning SPA application is reviewed. You will not have to answer any questions about your citizenship status to qualify for FPPE coverage.

Learn more about Family Planning SPA coverage

Adult Medicaid (for people age 19 and older)

Adult medicaid is a public health insurance program that provides comprehensive health care coverage at no cost.

To be eligible for Medicaid in Illinois, you MUST:

  • Be 19 years old or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen or on the path to citizenship*
  • Have a certain yearly household income
  • Have a physical mailing address in Illinois (can’t be a P.O. box)

*Note: In Illinois, if you’re 42 years old or older, you do NOT have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for Medicaid. Your only requirement is to have a certain yearly household income.

Learn more about Adult Medicaid coverage

Moms & Babies (Medicaid for people who are pregnant)

Moms & Babies is a public health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage at no cost to people who are pregnant.

To be eligible for Moms & Babies in Illinois, you MUST:

  • Be pregnant at the time you apply*
  • Have a certain yearly household income
  • Have a physical mailing address in Illinois (cannot be a P.O. box)

*Note: Moms & Babies is available throughout pregnancy and for 12 months after the end of the pregnancy, regardless of the pregnancy outcome (birth, pregnancy loss, or abortion).

Learn more about Moms & Babies coverage

CHIP (Medicaid for people age 18 or younger)

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a national public health insurance program that provides comprehensive health coverage at no cost. In Illinois, this program is called Illinois All Kids.

To be eligible, you MUST:

  • Be 18 years old or younger
  • Have a certain yearly household income
  • Have a physical mailing address in Illinois (cannot be a P.O. box)
  • Involve a parent or guardian in the CHIP / Illinois All Kids application process

Learn more about CHIP / Illinois All Kids

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