The Family Planning, Access, Care, Treatment (Family PACT) is a federally funded program that helps people avoid getting pregnant or causing a pregnancy when they are not ready. Family PACT covers the cost of many birth control methods as well as the cost of testing, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and vaginal infections.
To qualify for Family PACT, you must be a California resident and meet eligibility criteria. All Family PACT information is confidential and program enrollment is voluntary. Students are free to withdraw from the program at any time or to refuse any service. Eligible students will receive a Health Access Program (HAP) card when they enroll in the program. The card can be used at any provider that offers Family PACT in California.
Note: SFSU Office of International Programs (OIP) advises international students that enrolling in Family PACT may place their visa in jeopardy.
Make a medical appointment with an SHS provider for contraceptive services. At your appointment, your SHS provider will discuss whether enrolling in Family PACT is a good option for you.
To locate a Family PACT provider for additional services outside of SHS, call (800)942-1054 or search online.
If you need to re-enroll in family PACT, you can verify eligibility on the Family PACT website and call Student Health Services at 415-338-1251 to speak with staff who will re-enroll you over the phone. You must re-enroll yearly in order to continue services.
Family PACT is only offered in California. If you are leaving California, make sure you have a sufficient supply of your birth control prescription to take with you.
To have a current Family PACT prescription transferred from SHS Pharmacy to an outside pharmacy in California, bring your prescription container with its label to your preferred pharmacy, and the pharmacist can request a transfer by contacting the SHS Pharmacy at (415) 338-1710. Any major pharmacy in California can fill your Family PACT prescription. Bring your HAP card to the pharmacy when you go to drop off or pick up your prescription.