About Title X
Essential Access Health operates the largest and most diverse 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 the leading Title X grantee in California since the program was established. 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 diverse Title X provider network includes:
- Federally qualified health centers
- City and County health departments
- University affiliates
- Urban Indian health centers
- Stand-alone family planning/women’s health centers
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.