Medicaid Family Planning Waiver Program
The Agency of Health Care Administration and the Department of Health are pleased to announce the implementation of the revised program to extend Medicaid coverage for certain family planning services. The Family Planning Waiver was developed to reduce infant deaths, unplanned pregnancies, and to help women receive family planning services. With the Waiver, women who have lost Medicaid coverage for any reason are provided limited family planning services for up to 24 months.
What services are covered with Waiver?
Under this program, women are provided with:
- annual physical exams including a pap smear
- birth control supplies
- pregnancy testing
- limited treatment for sexually transmitted infections
- related medicines and lab tests
Who can sign up for the Waiver?
- Women who have lost full Medicaid coverage within the last two years may be eligible.
- To qualify for this special Medicaid, a woman must:
- want to have family planning services
- not be pregnant
- not have had a hysterectomy (uterus removed) or tubal ligation (tubes tied)
- have a household income less than or equal to 185% of the current federal poverty level
- provide proof of identity and residency/citizenship status
- If you believe you qualify you may download the application or contact your local county health department for an application.
- Applications and information about the Waiver are available at county health departments, Healthy Start Program sites, Healthy Families Florida Program sites, and the Area Medicaid Offices.
How do I sign up for the Waiver?
- The Medicaid Program will mail a letter and application to women who may qualify for services.
- Women will be sent a letter at the end of their first year of coverage that will indicate a need to reapply for services.
- Women interested in receiving these services, must complete an application (English*, Spanish*, or Creole) and mail or bring the application to their local county health department. The application can be viewed and downloaded from the links above but can not be submitted electronically. You must print the document, complete it and either mail or take the application to your county health department.
- Women who are interested in the program can contact the local county health department for the application mailing address or to schedule an appointment to review the application and find out if you qualify for the program.
Need More Information?
If you would like more information about this special Medicaid program, please visit the Florida Medicaid program's website.
For more information and eligibility, please call 305-470-5620 or 305-499-2232.