Illinois has a number of health coverage programs that can cover the cost of birth control.
Free means you do not have to pay since almost all insurance covers all birth control methods. And if you don’t have insurance, ICAN! will help you. Cost is never a barrier to getting your birth control of choice.
If you qualify for one of the health coverage programs below, you could get birth control at no cost to you.
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:
*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.
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:
*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.
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:
*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).
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: