Family Planning State Plan Amendment (SPA)

Family planning (birth control) coverage.

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What is Family Planning SPA coverage?

The Family Planning SPA offers family planning benefits (birth control coverage) and sexual and reproductive health services at no cost.

Am I eligible to get Family Planning SPA coverage?

You do NOT have to be a certain age to be eligible for Family Planning SPA coverage. It’s possible you can qualify for Family Planning SPA benefits even if you already have health care 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.

What can I get with Family Planning SPA coverage?

With Family Planning SPA coverage, you can get any and all of the following at no cost:

  • Testing and treatment for STDs/STIs and HIV
  • Cervical cancer screenings at no cost
  • Any birth control method at no cost
  • Family planning related health care visits at no cost
  • Family planning related prescriptions at no cost

How long does it take to get Family Planning SPA coverage?

Your Family Planning SPA application may take time to be reviewed. That’s why Illinois also offers Family Planning Presumptive Eligibility (FPPE) benefits. With FPPE, you can get immediate, temporary coverage for family planning related care for up to two months.

To be eligible for FPPE coverage, you MUST have a certain yearly income as an individual, and you must have an Illinois mailing address. You can qualify for FPPE and:

  • Be any age
  • Have any gender identity

** Note: You will not have to answer any questions about your citizenship status to qualify for FPPE coverage.

Even if your application for Family Planning SPA is not approved, the cost of any family planning related services you received using your FPPE benefits is still fully covered.

How do I apply for Family Planning SPA coverage?

You can apply for the Family Planning SPA on the Illinois benefits website, in person, or by phone.

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