The Family Planning Program helps fund clinic sites across the state to provide high-quality, comprehensive, low-cost and accessible family planning and reproductive healthcare services to women and men in Texas. These services help people plan the number and spacing of their children, reduce unintended pregnancies, improve future pregnancy and birth outcomes, and improve general health.
Preconception Health Care and Counseling
A Family Planning Program priority is to emphasize the importance of counseling family planning clients on establishing a reproductive life plan, and providing preconception counseling, as appropriate.
Preconception health is defined as the state of a woman's health before she becomes pregnant; it focuses on conditions and risk factors that could affect a woman and/or her unborn baby. Preconception health care seeks to identify clients with risk factors (such as overweight and obesity, diabetes, low folic acid intake, and smoking or alcohol use) that must be acted on before conception to prevent fertility problems and reduce health problems of the mother and baby. By acting on health issues and risks before pregnancy, a woman can prevent problems that might affect her or her baby.
Preconception health care is a critical component of health care for women of reproductive age. The main goal of preconception health care is to provide health promotion, counseling, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies.
Contractors that provide HHSC Family Planning Program services can find information regarding policies, billing forms and more at:
- Family Planning Program Policy Manual
- Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Welcome Texas Medicaid Providers
Contractors can get voucher documents from their program contract manager.
Texas Health and Human Services
Healthy Texas Women, MC 0224
701 W. 51st Street
Austin, TX 78751
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Provider questions: 800-925-9126 (TMHP contact center; pick option 5)