Women in Central Texas have access to a variety of reproductive health services, including family planning screenings, pregnancy testing and counseling, sexually transmitted infection services, health screenings, and screening and diagnostic services for breast and cervical cancer. The Family Planning Program (FPP) helps fund clinics across the state to provide high-quality, comprehensive, low-cost, and accessible family planning and reproductive health services to women and men in Texas. These services help people plan the number of children and the spacing of births, reduce unintended pregnancies, improve future pregnancy and delivery outcomes, and improve overall health. Family planning services and birth control options are available through the Healthy Texas Women program and the Family Planning Program.
If a woman becomes pregnant while covered by the FPP, contractors can bill the FPP for the permitted services provided at antenatal care clinical visits for women during the Medicaid perinatal enrollment processes for pregnant women and CHIP. People who need treatment for postpartum depression should be referred to a behavioral health service provider. The care team at Women's Reproductive Mental Health of Texas includes specialists in women's reproductive mental health, psychiatrists, pharmacists, social workers, and more, who work together to provide comprehensive care to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you. Texas is one of only two states that does not cover any method of contraception with or without parental consent in the State-run Children's Health Insurance Program. Providers should make referrals when health problems are identified and the program does not cover the necessary services related to those health problems. Abortion services are coming to an end in Texas, but Texans still have access to a variety of birth control and reproductive health services through most health insurance plans and government funded programs.
Contact your healthcare provider or search for a doctor using the Find a Doctor tool to discuss which option is best for you. It is open to Texas men and women who are 64 years old or younger and who earn an income of up to 250% of the federal poverty guidelines for the size of their household. Texas also funds certain contraceptive methods and other preventive services for low-income women through two programs called Healthy Texas Women and Family Planning Program. Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must offer contraception options and family planning counseling at no cost, according to the U. S.
Department of Health & Human Services. The main purpose of preconception medical care is to provide health promotion, counseling, screening and interventions to women of reproductive age in order to reduce risk factors that could affect future pregnancies. For more information on health and health-related legal issues that apply to children, see the responsibilities of treating children within the Family Planning Program and the Texas Healthy Women Program, as well as the DSHS resource, the Adolescent Health Guide. For more information on the implementation of the Texas Medicaid policy on the provision of LARC services, see the Texas LARC toolkit (PDF). NPR's Life Kit podcast includes episodes and online guides on how to find the right birth control method for you, how to know when you're ready to have children, and how to manage reproductive health care after the repeal of Roe v.