Take Charge Program

The Take Charge Program offers free birth control/family planning services for women, men and teens in Washington State. The program covers one annual exam for women and free birth control (including tubal ligation for women and vasectomy for men) for 1 full year.


Eligibility for Take Charge is based on income and citizenship/legal residency status. Effective January 1, 2014, to be eligible for the program an applicant must:
  • Have applied for Washington Apple Health and been denied
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent/legal resident for at least 5 years
  • Household income must be at or below 250% of the federal poverty level
  • Under age 19 and want family planning services kept confidential
You can apply for Take Charge at Jefferson County Public Health.