Between finals, saying goodbye to your friends for the summer, and maybe even graduation - you have enough on your plate. There's no need to also worry about paying for condoms or birth control. Here is everything you need to know to get FREE condoms and birth control:
If you are between the ages of 12-19 and live in California, you can get free condoms through our Condom Access Project (CAP). Just click on our CAP button to see whether you are eligible to pick up condoms near you or get condoms mailed to you at home, free of charge.
If you are over 19 or live outside of California, you can check out CondomFinder to find out where you can pick up free condoms near you.
FREE Birth Control
If you don't have health insurance and live in California, there are programs that can help cover the costs of many sexual and reproductive health services like pregnancy tests, prescription birth control, STD testing and treatment, and counseling. One option is using California's family planning program Family PACT or applying for Medi-Cal. You can learn more about these options here.
If you do have health insurance, it probably pays for birth control and other sexual and reproductive health services. If you use your parent's insurance, make sure you fill out a Confidential Communications Request if you want all of your sensitive health care information sent directly to you and not them. You can learn more about getting birth control for free through your health insurance here.