What is the Title X family planning program?
The Title X Family Planning Program is a federal grant program created in 1970 to provide comprehensive and confidential family planning services and preventive health services. Title X is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs (OPA).
What can Title X funds be used for?
Started in 1970, the Title X Family Planning Program is a federal grant program for low-income patients to receive family planning and reproductive health services. It funds services including contraception, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and breast and cervical cancer screenings.
What services are covered under Title X?
The basic primary and preventive health care services provided by Title X include:
- Wellness exams.
- Lifesaving cervical and breast cancer screenings.
- Birth control.
- Contraception education.
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV testing.
Is Title X part of Medicaid?
Title X funds can serve individuals not eligible for Medicaid, and—because Title X is a grant program under which funds are distributed to grantees who design and operate their own programs—funding can be targeted to local needs and challenges.
What is the physical separation rule?
Rule 21 establishes that the minimum standard to achieve physical separation is that the operations must be separated by permanent walls not less than eight feet in height and constructed from standard building materials.
Is family planning the same as Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood receives federal funding for its family planning services, including contraception and family planning information. It also receives money in the form of government grants and contracts. However, it cannot receive federal funding nor allocate such funds for abortions.
What makes Planned Parenthood unique?
Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.