Family Planning Medicaid Waiver
The Family Planning Medicaid Waiver – also known as the “Family Planning for Medicaid for Today’s Woman” provides low or no-cost services for eligible women.
Who is eligible for the Family Planning Medicaid for Today's Woman program? A woman may qualify for this program if she:
- Is between the ages of 14 and 55
- Has lost full Medicaid services for any reason in the past 24 months
- Wants to have family planning services
- Is not pregnant
- Has not had a hysterectomy or sterilization (tubes tied)
- Has a household income less than or equal to 185% of the current federal poverty level
What services are available?
- Physical exams which may include a pap smear, breast exam, and STD testing
- Family planning counseling and pregnancy test
- Birth control supplies including condoms
- Colposcopies and treatment for STDs which are limited to a six week period after a family planning exam, counseling visit, or supply visit
- Related pharmaceuticals (medicines and antibiotics) and laboratory tests
Please note: Transportation is not a covered benefit.
All Services are Confidential.
What methods of birth control are available?
- Birth control pills, patch, and vaginal ring
- The Shot (Depo-Provera)
- Implant (Nexplanon)
- Sterilization (tubes tied or blocked)
- Intrauterine devices and systems (IUDs/IUSs)
How does "Today's Woman" sign up for the Family Planning Medicaid program?
Women interested must complete an application, provide proof of identity, and proof of income.
- English Application [New Window PDF 31KB]
- Spanish Application [New Window PDF 698KB]
- Creole Application [New Window PDF 688KB]
Women may contact the county health department at 813-307-8082 to request an application and/or to find out if they qualify for services.
Women may call the Family Health Line 1-800-451-2229 to request an application be mailed to them.
Once the application is complete, it can be mailed or taken to the local health department.
Women who had Medicaid during pregnancy do not have to apply; they are automatically enrolled for the first year after birth.
All women must reapply for the second year of services.