The Family Planning Program helps fund clinic sites across the state to provide 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 a part of family planning services, as appropriate.
Preconception health is a woman's health before she becomes pregnant and focuses on conditions and risk factors that could affect a woman or her unborn baby if she becomes pregnant. Preconception care seeks to identify clients with risk factors (such as overweight/obesity, diabetes, low folic acid intake, smoking or alcohol use, etc.) that must be acted on before conception in order to prevent fertility problems and reduce health problems of the mother and baby. By taking action on health issues and risks before pregnancy, you can prevent problems that might affect you or your baby later.
Preconception care is recognized as a critical component of health care for women of reproductive age. The main goal of preconception 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 taking part in the Family Planning Program can find necessary information regarding policies, billing forms and more at:
- FY17 Family Planning Program Policy and Procedure Manual (PDF)
- Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Family Provider Home Page
Contractors can get voucher documents from the program contract manager.
Texas Health and Human Services
Healthy Texas Women, MC 0224
1100 W. 49th Street
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Provider questions: 800-925-9126 (TMHP contact center, pick option 5)