Plan First

Alabama's Plan First Program is a family planning program for women ages 19 to 55. Family planning can help you and your family to have a better life.

Plan First provides:

  • A yearly family planning exam.
  • Care support from a social worker or nurse.
  • Some types of birth control such as, birth control pills and Depo-Provera shots.
  • Tubal ligation (tube tying) for women 21 years or older.
  • Lab work such as, testing for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Help in planning when to have a baby.

Plan First Requirements

Most women who have children on SOBRA Medicaid are automatically enrolled in Plan First. If you or your children are not on SOBRA Medicaid, you may still be eligible for Plan First.

To be eligible for Plan First, you must:

  • Live in Alabama.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or be in this country legally.
  • Be a woman between the ages of 19 and 55.
  • Have not had surgery to prevent pregnancy.
  • Meet income requirements.

How to Apply for Plan First

If you are already on Medicaid, you do not have to do anything. Most women who have children on SOBRA Medicaid are automatically enrolled in Plan First.

To apply for Plan First, compete the SOBRA Medicaid Application for Plan First and mail it to the address provided on the application. The application is only for women ages 19-55 for family planning services only. You can also visit the Plan First website to apply online.

If you are pregnant or have children applying for Medicaid, you must complete the joint applicationfor All Kids, SOBRA, and Medicaid. Remember: When applying for Plan First, you will need to provide proof of identity, such as a driver's license, and proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

For information, contact the DeKalb County Health Department at (256) 845-1931.





Page last updated: April 10, 2017