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NC Medicaid Family Planning Waiver


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Free reproductive health services for men and women in North Carolina.

The NC Medicaid Family Planning Waiver makes free family planning services available to eligible men and women in North Carolina. The program began in October, 2005 to help reduce unplanned pregnancies and improve the well-being of children and families in North Carolina.

This is a program that is available to North Carolina residents who do not qualify for other Medicaid benefits. The Medicaid Family Planning Program is limited to services related to family planning such as:

  • annual family planning exams
  • most types of birth control
  • testing for pregnancy
  • testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • assistance in planning when to have a baby
  • voluntary sterilization

Who is eligible?

Women (ages 19 to 55) and men (ages 19 to 60) who are:

  • residents of North Carolina
  • U.S. citizens or qualified aliens
  • persons with income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level

Who can enroll as a provider of the family planning services?

Provider participation in the program is open to all Medicaid enrolled providers whose licensure and accreditations allows them to provide family planning services. This includes:

  • physicians
  • nurse practitioners
  • local health departments
  • federally qualified health centers
  • rural health clinics
  • family planning agencies
  • birthing centers
  • nurse midwives

There are no additional enrollment requirements for Medicaid providers who are currently enrolled to provide family planning services.

For Client Applications

If you have clients who may be eligible for, you can
Opens in new window download an application (Opens in new windowSpanish version). The waiver uses the same application as Health Check (Medicaid) and NC Health Choice for Children programs for free or low cost health insurance for children and teens. Order applications in large quantities.

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Last updated: January 2013


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