CHICAGO (WEEK) — Planned Parenthood of Illinois is now offering free birth control to all eligible patients.
The new Access Birth Control (ABC) program will offer free IUDs, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, condoms and injectible birth control.
The program, which runs through 2021, covers patients with high, unmet deductibles on their health insurance, patients whose insurance does not cover birth control, people with insurance under their parents’ plans who have confidentiality concerns, or Title X patients who cannot pay the sliding fee.
“The ABC initiative eliminates cost obstacles patients may face. We’re providing free birth control, so patients can get their preferred method,” said Jennifer Welch, President and CEO at PPIL. “Cost shouldn’t be a determining factor when choosing a birth control method. The ABC initiative allows patients to decide the best method for them regardless of price. Increasing access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare remains our priority, despite the challenges of America’s complex health system.”