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Family Planning

Overview
Benefits of family planning
Methods
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Overview
Interested in exploring your options for family planning? The Health Department can help.

The Health Department provides quality family planning services at an affordable price. Services are charged on a sliding-fee scale based on your income. That means that the amount you pay is based on your income and family size. Even if you have health insurance, you may save money through the Health Department. No one will be denied service because of inability to pay. Medical cards are accepted. 

Although the Health Department cannot bill private insurance companies for family planning services, women with insurance often find that the Health Department’s services cost less because of the sliding-fee scale and reduced costs for some family planning methods through the federal/state Title X program.

Counseling, education, pregnancy testing and birth control services are provided confidentially by the Health Department. These services are available at all county health centers.

Benefits of family planning

Methods
Confidential family planning services are available for women, men and teens at the Health Department’s four county health centers. Doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses will work with you to provide education about family planning methods and determine which method fits your lifestyle best. Here’s some basic information about many of the family planning methods available through the Health Department.

Not sure which method might be best?  Bedsider.org has an interactive tool to help. 

More information
For more information on family planning services, contact the county health center most convenient for you.

Other resources:
Bedsider.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Reproductive Health
Association of Reproductive Health Providers
National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy