Family Planning Only Services
This plan provides certain family planning related services. The purpose of this plan is to stop unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
For information on Family Planning Only Services For Males, see the Fact Sheet P-00176.
The following family planning related services may be covered if provided at an initial or annual office visit:
If you are able enroll in Family Planning Only Services, you may be able to get regular BadgerCare Plus which pays for more services.
Note: Only certain services are covered under this plan. For example, mammograms and hysterectomies are not covered. You should tell your health care provider you have this coverage before you get services. Your provider should tell you if a service is not covered. If your provider tells you a service is not covered and you still choose to get the service, you will have to pay for it.
Federal law allows members to choose their provider, including physicians and family planning clinics, for family planning services and supplies. Therefore, you can also go to any family planning clinic that will accept your ForwardHealth card, even if the clinic is not part of your HMO.
If you need health care services your family planning provider is unable to provide, s/he will refer you to a provider who can. You may also be referred to your local community health center, if you need any follow up care. If you have questions about getting a referral, ask your family planning provider.
To enroll, you must:
There is no asset test for this plan.
Temporary Enrollment for Family Planning Only Services
Temporary Enrollment means that if a qualified provider decides you meet the program rules, you can get family planning services right away, even before you have applied Family Planning Only Services with the Enrollment Services Center.
A “qualified provider” is Family Planning approved and s/he can decide if you can get temporary family planning services. Your own doctor may be a qualified provider; if not, it is easy to find one. Member Services at 1-800-362-3002 can give you a list of Family Planning Only Services qualified providers in your area.
Temporary Enrollment Period
Temporary enrollment for this plan begins on the day you fill out the Temporary Enrollment for Family Planning Only Services application and a “qualified provider” finds you are able to enroll. The qualified provider will help you fill out the application.You will stay enrolled until the end of the second month following the month you are temporarily enrolled.
How to Apply
To keep getting coverage through Family Planning Only Services, you must apply for Family Planning Only Services with the local agency.
You can apply online at access.wi.gov, by phone or mail. To apply by phone, call your local agency to set up an appointment or to apply by mail, you must complete an application. You can get an application by calling 1-800-362-3002 or online at dhs.wi.gov/em/customerhelp.
If you apply for or get coverage from Family Planning Only Services, you will have the following protections:
If you are enrolled temporarily in Family Planning Only Services the qualified provider will give you a temporary paper ID card. This card shows that you are temporarily enrolled in Family Planning Only Services. You should show your card to your family planning provider each time you get services.
A short period of time after you get your temporary ID card, you will get a plastic “ForwardHealth” card to use for Family Planning Only Services. Use your ForwardHealth card once you get it, instead of the paper ID card.
If you are not enrolled in Family Planning Only Services by the Enrollment Services Center, the ForwardHealth card will be turned off once your temporary enrollment ends. You should keep your ForwardHealth card because if you apply for any BadgerCare Plus Plan at a later date and your application is approved, you will use the same ForwardHealth card to get services.
Special Note for Teens
If you are a minor and do not mind if your parents know you applied, you can apply for full BadgerCare Plus coverage if you can give information about your parent’s income.
Wisconsin Well Woman Medicaid
You may be able to enroll in Wisconsin Well Woman Medicaid if you are enrolled in Family Planning Only Services and:
Wisconsin Well Woman Medicaid covers the same services as regular BadgerCare Plus. For more information on what is covered, see the ForwardHealth Enrollment & Benefits handbook (P-00079) or call Member Services at 1-800-362-3002.
For More Information Contact:
The Department of Health Services (DHS) is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you have a disability and need to access this information in an alternate format, or need it translated to another language, please contact (608) 266-3356 (voice) or 1-888-701-1251 (TTY). All translation services are free of charge. For civil rights questions call (608) 266-9372 (voice) or 1-888-701-1251 (TTY).
Last Revised: October 23, 2013