In response to COVID-19, SHS provides medical services
via PHONE and VIDEO appointments.
For Family PACT enrollment and re-enrollment via PHONE,
please call SHS at 415-338-1251.
- Family PACT Program Overview and how to sign up
- How to Re-Enroll in Family PACT during COVID
- Using an Outside Pharmacy for Filling Birth Control
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 secually transmitted infections (STIs) and vaginal infections.
Note: SFSU Office of International Programs (OIP) advises international students that enrolling in Family PACT may place their visa in jeopardy.
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 completely 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.
How to Enroll in Family PACT
Make a medical appointment with an SHS provider for family planning 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 outside of SHS, call 1-800-942-1054 or seach online
- Check the Family PACT website to see if you are still eligible.
- CALL Student Health Center at 415-338-1251 to speak with staff who will re-enroll you over the phone.
- Make sure to re-enroll in Family PACT before your card expires (one year after the date you last enrolled).
Family PACT only works in California. If you are leaving California, make sure you have a sufficient supply of your birth control prescription to take with you.
Any pharmacy in California, such as Safeway, Walgreens, CVS, Costco, etc., can fill your Family PACT prescription. Bring your HAP card to the pharmacy when you go to drop off or pick up your prescription.
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 call the SHS Pharmacy at 415-338-1710 to transfer the prescription.