Family Planning

We provide technical assistance and training to family planning providers and promote comprehensive sexual health education and services for low-income Californians.

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Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Program (Family PACT)

CAPTC provides technical assistance and training to family planning providers in California. Our team has a key role in implementing California’s Family Planning Access Care and Treatment (Family PACT) Program. Family PACT is an innovative program that provides free, comprehensive family planning services to low-income individuals, including adolescents. Administered by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Office of Family Planning (OFP), Family PACT has been operating since 1997.

CAPTC’s health educators and communicators provide a wide array of capacity building tools and technical assistance training to FPACT providers including orientations for providers new to the program, online courses, webinars, and a robust website with resources for both providers and clients.

Check out Family PACT’s website.

Learning Resources

Explore these and other online learning opportunities from the rest of the CAPTC’s programs in our Online Learning database.


Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices into Reproductive Health Services
August 30, 2023 Description: Exposure to abuse, neglect, discrimination, violence, and other adverse experiences can greatly impact a person’s health for the long term and the way they interact with the healthcare system especially when it comes to family planning services. Because of the potentially long-lasting negative impact of trauma on physical and mental health, […]


Reproductive and Sexual Health Considerations for Transgender and Nonbinary People
Reproductive and Sexual Health Considerations for Transgender and Nonbinary People December 16, 2022 Description This webinar is presented by Gayge Maggio, FNP-BC, AAHIVS and will focus on the reproductive and sexual health needs/considerations of transgender and gender non-conforming people. There will be a focus on learning to approach sexual health in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental […]


Person-Centered Contraception Counseling for Family PACT Clients
October 19, 2022 Description Quality contraceptive care is more than just knowing the facts about all available birth control methods. In order for clients to select methods and get what they want from their birth control, it is crucial to provide contraceptive counseling that helps people identify their preferences in the context of their lives, […]


Talking with Family PACT Clients About HPV Immunization
August 17, 2022 Description: Since the first HPV vaccines were introduced in 2006, rates of cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers have decreased in immunized populations. Family PACT will add HPV immunization as a benefit in July 2022 and will utilize guidelines developed by the CDC Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices (ACIP). This webinar will […]

Clinical Tools and Guidelines

Clinical Practice Alert: Syphilis Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Clinical Practice Alert: Syphilis Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Rates of syphilis have been rising in the US, including in California, which has resulted in a corresponding rise in the rates of congenital syphilis (CS). Fifteen percent of women of childbearing age diagnosed with syphilis are pregnant. These trends mirror a sharp increase in all stages […]


Putting New Family PACT Benefits to Work in Patient Care
May 11, 2022 Over the last year, the Family PACT Program has added several new benefits. These include three new contraceptive methods, a diagnostic test for Mycoplasma genitalium, and modifications in STI treatments based on the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines. In this webinar, a description of the new benefits will be provided and the […]


Talking with Family Planning Clients About COVID-19 Vaccination
November 18, 2021 This webinar event is a collaboration between The California Department of Health Care Services Office of Family Planning, the California Prevention Training Center, the California Department of Public Health, and “#ThisIsOurShot” Program. Please join two OBGYNs, Dr. LaTanya Hines and Dr. Michael Policar, for a webinar training on how to effectively communicate […]


2021 Implementing the CDC STI Treatment Guidelines: A Conversation for Family PACT Providers
The long-awaited 2021 CDC Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines were published in MMWR on July 22, 2021. This webinar will focus on significant changes from the 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines, including updated guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, pelvic inflammatory disease, genital herpes, Mycoplasma genitalium, and vaginal trichomoniasis. To assist health care […]


Update in Evaluation and Management Office Visit Coding for Family PACT Services
The CPT rules for the use of problem-oriented E/M office visit codes changed significantly on January 1, 2021. Since then, office visits are coded based on levels of medical decision-making or “total time” and the prior rules for using the “three key components” no longer apply. Consequently, Family PACT E/M coding policies were updated in […]

Patient-Facing Resources and Fact Sheets

Birth Control Methods
Information on birth control methods and Family PACT coverage for current and prospective Family PACT clients.