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 provided access to essential services for nearly 4,000,000 individuals nationwide in 2018. 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, STI prevention partners, and faith and community based outreach and education partners that collectively serve 20 California counties.
Title X Information + Resources
- Map: California’s Comprehensive Statewide Title X Network (PDF)
- Fact Sheet: Statewide Title X Program in California (PDF)
- Office of Population Affairs Title X Clinic Locator
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 October 4, 2021, the Biden administration published new rules for the Title X program. The final rule rescinds the harmful Trump-era regulations and provides urgently needed relief for patients that rely on Title X for essential and time-sensitive care nationwide. Read more in our statement >>