Family Planning Medicaid (or Be Smart)

The NC Medicaid Family Planning Program or “Be Smart” program is designed to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve the well-being of children and families in North Carolina. Family planning, reproductive health and contraceptive services are provided to eligible men and women, whose income is at or below 195% of the federal poverty level, with no age restrictions.

Eligibility and Enrollment

Medicaid-enrolled providers whose licensure and accreditations allow them to provide family planning services are automatically eligible for and enrolled in the Family Planning Medicaid Program or “Be Smart” program.

Family Planning Medicaid services may be provided by:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • Free-standing birthing centers
  • Laboratories
  • Local health departments
  • Nurse midwives
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Outpatient hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Rural health clinics

Family Planning Medicaid Program Fact Sheet - Providers

Family Planning Medicaid Program Fact Sheet - Beneficiaries

Be Smart Brochure

Foleto Be Smart Programa de Planificación Familiar (en español)

Clinical Coverage Policy 1E-7, Family Planning Services

Family Planning Medicaid & PrEP Screening for Men Brochure 


NC Medicaid Contact Center
Phone: 888-245-0179
Fax: 919-715-0051

This page was last modified on 06/19/2023