Office of Family Planning
The Office of Family Planning (OFP) is charged by the California Legislature “to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance, and services relating to the planning of families”. The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing, and spacing of their children.
OFP is one of four divisions within the Center for Family Health of the California Department of Public Health. The many programs currently administered by the OFP Division are organized into two program sections:
1. Family Planning Access Care and Treatment (Family PACT): Family PACT is California’s innovative approach to provide comprehensive family planning services to eligible low income (under 200% federal poverty level) men and women. The average cost per client per year is $262 to provide these services. Every dollar spent on Family PACT services generates an estimated public savings of $2.76 up to 2 years after birth, and $5.33 up to 5 years after birth. This clinical program increases access to services by expanding the provider network to include medical provider, pharmacies and laboratories. This network of about 2,400 public and private providers serves more than 1.6 million clients a year, including about 300,000 teens.
2. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: The purpose of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is to utilize a variety of approaches and strategies to: reduce teenage and unintended pregnancy and absentee fatherhood, promote responsible parenting and assist adolescents in accessing clinical services. Approximately 185 community agencies serve upwards of 300,000 teens annually in the various teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Program Funding and Administration
Federal financial reimbursement amounts to about 75% of OFP’s family planning services annually. The Teenage Pregnancy Prevention programs utilize appropriated funds from federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the State General Fund, and Federal Title XIX (Medicaid) reimbursements.
The California Department of Public Health, Center for Family Health administers the OFP Program.
To accomplish its goals, the OFP Division maintains partnerships, contracts, and agreements with federal, state, and local agencies in both the public and private sectors.
OFP Contact Information
For more information, visit the OFP Web site
California Department of Public Health
Office of Family Planning Programs
1615 Capitol Avenue, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 997420, MS Code 8400
Sacramento, CA 95899-7420
- Voice: (916) 650-0414 / Fax: (916) 650-0305
- Toll Free Provider Referrals for Family PACT: 1 (866) FAM-PACT
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line support and resources to Battered Women Shelter Program grantees, other service providers, and domestic violence victims/survivors is accessed via an outsourced website: www.Safenetwork.net.
On-line support and resources to Family PACT providers, other service providers, and clients can be accessed at www.familypact.org.