Department of Social Services
Family Support Division
PO Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri
TO: ALL FAMILY SUPPORT OFFICES
FROM: KIM EVANS, DIRECTOR
SUBJECT: NEED FOR FAMILY PLANNING IS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR UNINSURED/EXTENDED WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES (UWHS/EWHS)
Effective 8/1/2023, women who are aged 18-55, with family income at or below 201% FPL and who are not eligible for other MO HealthNet programs must be screened for UWHS regardless of the need for family planning services.
Uninsured women transitioning from postpartum coverage are eligible for EWHS even if they no longer have a need for family planning. There is no change in the services covered under these programs.
The manual sections listed above are updated to reflect these changes. 1850.040.40.20 No Longer in Need of Family Planning Services is obsolete.
Refer to MEDES Resources for the mitigation to be used until system updates are completed.
- Review this memorandum with appropriate staff.