Family Planning Only Services for Males
Family Planning Only Services provides certain family planning related services.
The primary purpose of this plan is to prevent unplanned pregnancies. So, the covered services are limited to family planning and related services like the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs).
Covered services for males include:
Federal law allows members to choose their provider, including physicians and family planning clinics, for family planning services and supplies. Therefore, if you are in an HMO 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.
Note: Only certain services are covered under this plan. For example, inpatient hospital services and vaccinations 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 services is not covered. If your provider tells you that a service is not covered and you still choose to get the service, you will have to pay for it.
You will be able to enroll in Family Planning Only Services if you:
You can get family planning services right away, even before you have applied for Family Planning Only Services with your agency.
A “qualified provider” is family planning approved provider and s/he can decide if you can get temporary family planning services. Your own doctor may be a qualified provider but 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 providers in your area.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must apply for Family Planning Only Services with your agency and provide proof of your immigration status.
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 can help you fill out the application.
You will stay enrolled until the end of the second month following the month you are temporarily enrolled.
Example: John goes to the clinic and his provider enrolls him for temporary Family Planning Only Services on March 10. If John does not file a BadgerCare Plus application and get enrolled for ongoing coverage, his temporary enrollment will end on April 30th.
How to Enroll
To enroll for ongoing coverage through the Family Planning Only Services:
Note: If you have dependent children who are living with you, you may be able to enroll in the BadgerCare Plus Standard or Benchmark Plan which pays for more services.
If you apply for Family Planning Only Services, you will have the following protections:
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Last Revised: February 20, 2013