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MDHHS, Governor Whitmer highlighting reproductive health services available through Title X clinics

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer today highlighted the availability of low or no-cost reproductive health care services offered at the state’s 92 Title X clinics. These clinics have served nearly 150,000 Michiganders in three years, offering family planning and preventative health services for low-income or uninsured individuals. MDHHS will continue to use every available tool to educate Michiganders about reproductive rights and resources. This effort builds on the department’s years long work to protect reproductive health care. 

“Low or no-cost reproductive health services are available at Michigan’s 92 Title X clinics — an important reminder during these times. We will continue using every tool in our toolbox to make sure Michiganders have access to comprehensive health care and reproductive freedom,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “These clinics served nearly 150,000 Michiganders between 2018 and 2021.Accessto critical reproductive care from sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening to pregnancy prevention is necessary for all residents , and I will fight like hell to protect access to reproductive rights in Michigan. I have directed state departments to take action to ensure access to reproductive health in the light of the decision of Dobbs overturning Roe v. Wade.”

Title X was created to provide affordable birth control and reproductive health care to individuals regardless of residency or immigration status, as well as age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, income or insurance status, or any other characteristic. A broad range of services is provided to Michigan residents including:

  • Contraceptives and methods.
  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings.
  • Services for pre-conception health including sexually transmitted diseases and HIV prevention, screening and treatment.
  • Pregnancy diagnosis, counseling and referrals.
  • Emergency contraception.

“Title X clinics provide essential health care and high-quality reproductive health care for Michigan residents at little or no cost,” said Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MDHHS chief medical executive. “Everyone deserves access to these critical services, especially family planning. Services are confidential and affordable, and we encourage our residents to utilize these benefits.”

Most Title X patients are low-income women and many are uninsured and ineligible for Medicaid. No one can be refused services based on their inability to pay. Women with incomes at or below the poverty level receive fully subsidized services; women with incomes over 100 but less than 250 percent of the poverty level are charged on a sliding scale; and women with incomes over 250 percent of poverty are charged full fees.

Emergency contraceptive pills known as Plan B as well as abortion pills are available in Michigan, and abortion remains safe and legal in Michigan.

The MDHHS Family Planning program is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Find out how you can access and receive services by contacting your nearest clinic. Learn more at