About Title X

Essential Access Health operates the largest Title X (ten) system in the nation that supports the delivery of quality family planning and related services for low-income and uninsured patients throughout California.

Title X of the Public Health Service Act was established in 1970 with broad bi-partisan support. As the nation’s only dedicated source of federal funding for family planning services, Title X provides access to essential services for more than 4,000,000 individuals nationwide. The Title X program is administered by the national Office of Population Affairs (OPA).

Title X in California

Essential Access Health has been a Title X grantee for 50 years, and has led the Title X program in California from the beginning. OPA provides Title X funding to Essential Access Health to re-grant to health care providers and faith and community-based organizations throughout California to deliver core family planning and preventive services, and link individuals to the health care and information they need to support their reproductive goals and optimal health outcomes. In addition, Essential Access Health provides technical assistance to help network providers meet Title X requirements.

Six in 10 women who obtain health care from a family planning provider consider it to be their only or usual source of health care.

Essential Access Health’s statewide Title X network includes comprehensive family planning service providers, STD prevention partners, and faith and community based outreach and education partners that collectively served over 600,000 low-income patients in 23 California counties in 2019.

Title X Information + Resources

Information and resources for members of Essential Access Health’s Title X provider network can be found on our Title X Extranet (note: login required).

New Title X Regulations

On March 4, 2019, the Trump administration published new regulations for the Title X program. Essential Access Health is committed to supporting our Title X network to provide the best care possible while the regulations are in effect. We are also working to protect Title X’s mandate to ensure access to comprehensive family planning services for all in Court.

Learn more about our legal challenge and fight to #SaveTitleX.

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