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What is the Family Planning Benefit Program?...
What are the benefits?...
Who is eligible? ...
How do I apply for FPBP?...
Where do I go to apply for FPBP
and receive services that the program covers?...
Does coverage last forever? ...
How can I learn more about FPBP? ...
And More Health Insurance Options ...
Public Health Insurance Options ...
How do I apply for public health insurance? ...
What other options to get medical care do I have
if I am not eligible for Public Health Insurance?...
What about Private Health Insurance? ...
The Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) is a free, 100% confidential New York State health insurance program that exclusively provides sexual and reproductive health services to teens, women, and men who meet certain eligibility requirements. The program is available to you if you are uninsured, privately insured or covered by Child Health Plus and want to keep your sexual and reproductive health needs and services confidential.
What is the Family
Note: You cannot get FPBP if you are covered by Medicaid or Family Health Plus because you can already obtain confidential sexual and reproductive health services through these programs.
Free Services Covered by FPBP:
All forms of birth control: (the pill, condoms, diaphragms, the patch, IUD (intrauterine device), Depo-Provera, NuvaRing and more) and help choosing the birth control method that fits your needs Emergency contraceptive services (Plan B) and follow-up Preventive screenings
Other Services directly related to family planning like: STI (sexually transmitted infections) and HIV (human
immunodeficiency virus) counseling and testing Pregnancy counseling and testing
Services not covered by FPBP:
Pregnancy and Pre-Natal services Abortions
HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccinations Fertility Treatments
Services not related to a family planning visit
* If you are seeking to keep your services confidential, you can apply on your own
Who is eligible?
What are the benefits?
You can obtain coverage through FPBP if:
You are a teen, young adult, woman or man of childbearing age You are a New York State resident
You are a U.S. citizen or immigrant with satisfactory status
Applying for FPBP requires
you to complete a one page
application and submit the
following documents with
How do I apply for FPBP?
Photo ID (bring one): such as School ID, driver’s license, passport, or other official photo ID
Proof of age (bring one): such as Birth certificate, adoption or foster care records, official hospital or school records
Proof of citizenship (bring original of one document): such as Birth certificate, passport, naturalization certificate, “green” card Proof of address (dated within the last 6 months - bring one): such as Photo ID with address, postmarked envelope, utility bill, magazine, letter or lease agreement
Social Security Card, or be prepared to verbally provide number Proof of income (bring all that apply): such as pay stubs; letter from employer stating income; unemployment, child support, alimony award letter or pay stubs; if no income, letter written by you stating that you receive financial support from a family member Documentation of any childcare expenses (bring only if this applies)
You can apply for FPBP at select providers. To receive sexual and reproductive health services, visit any provider who accepts Medicaid. This includes pharmacies, primary care doctors, community and school-based health centers, family planning clinics and hospitals.
Where do I go to apply for
FPBP and receive services
that the program covers?
Below is a partial listing of FPBP providers
and enrollment sites that serve the 5 boroughs:
*Please call to confirm whether provider has on-site FPBP assistance Provider
For a complete list of providers and enroll-ment sites, visit: www.nyc.gov/ healthstat/famplan
Telephone Number &
Website Borough Site Locations for Providers
Care Network 866-246-8259www.chnnyc.org Bk, Bx, M, Q Institute for Family
Health 212-206-5200www.institute2000.org Bx, M MIC-Women’s Health
Services 866-642-5589www.healthsolutions.org/mic Bk, Bx, Q Montefiore Medical
Center 800-MD-MONTEwww.montefiore.org Bx Morris Heights Health
Center 718-716-4400www.mhhc.org Bx Mount Sinai
Adoles-cent Health Center 212-423-3000www.mountsinai.org M NYC Health and
Hospi-tals Corporation Multiple sites-check website for a complete listing www.nyc.gov/hhc
Bk, Bx, M, Q Planned Parenthood
of NYC 800-230-PLANwww.ppnyc.org Bk, Bx, M, SI Staten Island
Univer-sity Hospital 718-226-9000www.siuh.edu SI The Door Adolescent
Health Center 212-941-9090 ext. 3222www.door.org M
Every year, you must renew your FPBP coverage. If you do not renew, you can lose your coverage, so make sure you renew every year. You will receive a renewal package in the mail. Fill it out. Mail it back. It’s that easy.
For more information regarding FPBP or other health insurance programs, please contact:
HRA: Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access at www.nyc.gov/healthstat or call 929-221-6777
Access NYC at www.nyc.gov/accessnyc
Planned Parenthood of NYC at www.ppnyc.org or call 212-965-7000
The New York State Department of Health at www.health.state.ny.us or call 800-541-2831
How can I learn
more about FPBP?
9No matter how old you are, health insurance
helps to pay for things that you need, like: Doctor Visits
Mental Health Services X-Rays & Lab Tests Immunizations Eye Exams & Glasses Prescription Drugs Hospital Care
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Why do I need health
insurance? I’m still
young and I feel fine.
And More Health
Medicaid provides free health insurance for children, teens and adults who qualify.
Child Health Plus provides free or low-cost health insurance for individuals under the age of 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid. New York State residents under 19 years of age are eligible for Child Health plus regardless of immigration status, or that of their parents, if they meet the other program requirements.
Family Health Plus provides free health insurance for uninsured individuals, age 19-64, who are not eligible for Medicaid and who meet other program requirements.
Prenatal Care Services through Medicaid provides complete pregnancy care and other health services to women and teens that live in New York State and meet income guidelines. All pregnant women are eligible for this program regardless of their immigration status as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.
In addition to FPBP, there are
a number of other public health
insurance options available:
The next page contains a list of organizations that you can go to for assistance with enrollment into public health insurance. Facilitated enrollment organizations are authorized by the New York State Department of Health to enroll New Yorkers into coverage in nontraditional settings, including your home, office, or other location.
For the documents required to apply, please see the “How do I Apply for FPBP” section of this brochure. For Medicaid and Family Health Plus, if you are under 21 years old and residing with your parents, they must submit the application on your behalf and their income will be used to see if you qualify.
How Do I Apply for
Public Health Insurance?
Facilitated Enroller Telephone Number
& Website Boroughs Served
Affinity Health Plan (718) 794-5794
www.affinityplan.org All Alianza Dominicana,
Inc. (917) 258-3708; 3636www.alianzadom.org Upper Manhattan Brooklyn Perinatal
Network (718) 643-8258 *819www.bpnetwork.org Northern Brooklyn The Children’s Aid
Society (212) 503-6804www.childrensaidsociety.org All Manhattan NYC Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene
www.nyc.gov/health All Fidelis Care New York (888) 343-3547
www.fideliscare.org All Healthfirst, PHSP (917) 331-4926
www.healthfirstny.com All Health Plus
Amerigroup (347) 834-6843www.healthplus-ny.org All Health Insurance Plan
of New York (HIP) (800) 542-2412www.hipusa.com All Hispanic Federation (212) 233.8955 Ext. 127
www.hispanicfederation.org Lower Manhattan and the South Bronx
Center of Staten Island (718) 981-1400www.sijcc.org Staten Island If you would like more information or enrollment assistance with these public health insurance options, please visit www.nyc.gov/healthstat.
Facilitated Enroller Telephone Number &
Website Boroughs Served
MetroPlus Health Plan (212) 908-3619
www.metroplus.org Bk, Bx, M, Q Metropolitan Council
on Jewish Poverty (212) 453-9532www.metcouncil.org Southern Brooklyn Morris Heights Health
Center (718) 483-1260www.mhhc.org Bronx Neighborhood Health
Providers (917) 542-8086www.getnhp.com All Public Health Solutions (646) 619-6400
www.healthsolutions.org All Ridgewood Bushwick
Senior Citizens Council (718) 366-1830www.rbscc.org Bushwick and Lower Ridgewood Safe Space (718) 785-9050 ext. 39
www.safespacenyc.org Northern and South-ern Queens Structured Employment
Economic Develop-ment Corporation, DBA SEEDCO
(917) 338-9215; 9251
www.seedco.org Bronx and Manhattan UnitedHealthcare
Community Plan (888) 617-8979www.uhccommunityplan.com All WellCare of New York,
Inc (347) 221-4585www.wellcare.com Bk, Bx, M, Q Yeled v’ Yalda (718) 686-2188, 2189
www.yeled.org Brooklyn and Staten Island
There are a number of programs and resources available to you if you are not eligible for public health insurance, yet have limited resources. Some available health care resources are:
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation makes health care services affordable for all New Yorkers through a financial screening system called HHC Options, visit www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/ access/hhc_options.shtml
Community Health Centers
Community Health Care Centers provide comprehensive and cost effective primary care and supportive services that promote access to health care. For more information, go to www.chcanys.org DOHMH Clinics
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers individuals and families free health services including immunizations, sexually transmitted disease testing, tuberculosis services, and flu shots. For a listing of sites throughout the city, visit http://www.nyc.gov/ html/doh/html/imm/immclin.shtml
School-based Health Centers
Some NYC public schools have school-based health centers (SBHC). A SBHC provides medical care for any child enrolled in that school at no cost to the child’s family. Many of the organizations that run SBHCs can also help children in public health insurance programs. Learn more at http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Health/SBHC/SBHC.htm
What other options to
get medical care do I
have if I am not eligible for
Public Health Insurance?
What about Private
Healthy NY is available to individuals 18-64 years old who
are not eligible for the public health insurance programs listed in this brochure. You can apply on your own even if you live with your parents. Please visit www.healthyny.org for more information or call 1-866-432-5849.
You can also find out more about private health insurance options available in New York City that may fit your needs by visiting NYC Health Insurance Link at www.nyc.gov/hilink. The site will also help you learn how health insurance works and the changes you can expect with federal health care reform.
For further information, training or workshops regarding the Family Planning Benefit Program or other health insurance programs, please contact HRA’s Office of Health Insurance Access at OCHIA@hra.nyc.gov
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