Family Planning Services / Plan First

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General Information

Family planning services for men and women with certain income limitations.
Services are offered through the Plan First program and include:

  • Annual physical exams for men and annual gynecological exams for women
  • Cervical cancer screening for women
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing
  • Laboratory services for family planning and STI testing
  • Family planning education and counseling
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved prescription contraceptives
  • FDA approved over-the-counter contraceptives
  • Referrals to a provider, local health department, community or rural health clinic that provides care for free or on a sliding fee scale for services not covered through Plan First
  • Visit for a list of specific services covered.

Services NOT covered:

  • Performance of, counseling for or recommendations of abortions
  • Infertility treatments
  • Performance of a hysterectomy
  • Follow up services to a family planning visit
  • Repeat PAP screens due to abnormal results
  • Transportation to a family planning service
  • Primary care services


  • Virginia resident
  • U.S. Citizen or an alien eligible for Plan First coverage

Documents Required

  • Complete Plan First application
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of citizenship (or immigration status) and identity
  • Sterilization consent form signed at least 30 days prior to surgery, if applicable

Individuals who have had a sterilization procedure, have medical insurance coverage or are eligible for full Medicaid benefits are not eligible to participate


Household Size Monthly Yearly
1 $2,201 $26,404
2 $2,976 $35,711
3 $3,551 $42,599
4 $4,289 $51,455
5 $5,027 $60,311
6 $5,765 $69,167
7 $6,503 $78,023
8 $7,231 $91,553
Each additional family member + $776 $9,307

How to Apply

Apply online at CommonHelp

Applications available now (Spanish version also available).

Bureau of Assistance Programs
2100 Washington Boulevard, 1st Floor
Arlington, VA 22204
Or call 703-228-1350 to have an application mailed to you