Plan First

Plan First is Virginia’s FREE family planning program for men and women. Family Planning Services provide education and support to help you decide if or when you want to have a baby. Plan First offers FREE yearly family planning exams, contraceptives, lab testing, family planning education, and more.

Plan First enrollees receive benefits through the Fee For Service model (members will not be enrolled in a managed care plan).

What's Covered:

  • Yearly family planning exam
    • Pap tests
    • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing
    • Lab services for family planning and STI testing
  • Family planning education and counseling
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Prescription contraceptives
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptives*
  • Transportation to covered family planning services

*Always need to have a doctors order for any OTC contraceptive

For more detailed information about Plan First, see the Medicaid Handbook for Families and Children.

Who is eligible:

Men and Women may be eligible if they:

  • Are US citizens or qualified legal immigrants
  • Live in Virginia
  • Meet the monthly income limits

How Do I Apply?

To find out if you may qualify for Plan First, answer the questions on the Screening Tool on the Am I Eligible? page. If, after using the Screening Tool, you think you may qualify, follow the instructions on the Apply page.

What if I have other health care needs?

Plan First pays for family planning services only. If you get sick or need treatment for other medical conditions, you can go to a Community Health Center that provides primary care on a sliding fee scale based on your income. To locate a Community Health Center near you, click here.

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