How to Get Free Birth Control in Houston, Texas

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As a responsible, sexually active person, you should take measures to obtain birth control if you are not interested in conceiving a child. Even if you have little or no money, you can still get free birth control in Houston, Texas through a government-funded program. Free birth control is offered in various forms such as condoms, patches, shots or pills. As long as you meet the qualifying requirements, you can get the free birth control that you need in Houston, Texas.

Things You'll Need

  • Women's Health Program application form
  • Proof of income or unemployment
  • Proof of expenses
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Contact the Medicaid Women's Health Program at 866-993-9972 and request a Women's Health Program application form, download one from the Internet at hhsc.state.tx.us or pick up a copy at a Health and Human Services office or a clinic that offers birth control services such as Planned Parenthood.

  • Fill out the application and gather information that shows your current income, expenses and citizenship. Documents such as a pay stub from the last 60 days, a letter from an employer or proof of unemployment or social security benefits will prove your current income. Prove expenses by providing receipts or income tax returns that show your child care expenses or child support expenses. Provide proof of citizenship with a U.S. birth certificate and a driver's license with photo, a certificate of U.S. citizenship or a U.S. passport.

  • Fax or hand-deliver the completed, signed application and the other required items to the Health and Human Services Commission office in Houston, Texas at 866-993-9971 or mail to:
    HHSC – WHP
    MC 821-1
    PO Box 16017
    Houston, TX 77222-6017

    You can also take the completed signed application and required information to a clinic in Houston, such as Planned Parenthood.

  • Wait for approval. Obtain your free birth control from a clinic, such as Planned Parenthood, that offers such services. The clinic may be able to give you the free birth control on site, or you can have a prescription filled and present your Medicaid ID number which will enable you to receive free birth control.

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