About the Family Planning Program

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) agencies across New York State to provide accessible, confidential reproductive health care services to women, men, and adolescents, especially low-income individuals and those without health insurance.

The overarching goal of the Family Planning Program is to improve the intendedness of pregnancy and improve birth outcomes while reducing racial, ethnic and economic disparities in those outcomes. View a list of Family Planning Program providers.


The Family Planning Program provides:

  • Contraceptive (birth control) education, counseling and a broad range of methods (including long-acting reversible contraception such as IUDs and implants) to reduce unintended pregnancies and to improve birth spacing and outcomes
  • Preconception health services
  • Counseling and testing for HIV
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Routine screening for breast and cervical cancer
  • Health education in community settings to promote reproductive health, to prevent unintended pregnancy and to promote access to reproductive and preventive health services