Hours
Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday & Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 - 5:00pm
(closed on weekends and major holidays)

Services by appointment only

Most fees based on a sliding fee scale
Medicaid card always accepted

All services are confidential!
Family Planning provides confidential, low-cost, preventative health care to both females and males to help with their sexual health and reproductive health needs.

Services include pap smears, breast and pelvic exams, prescription and dispensing of various birth control methods, pregnancy testing, common screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections/diseases (specifically Chlamydia and Gonorrhea), and dispensing of emergency contraception.

Education, outreach, counseling and referral are provided to clients and available to the community upon request.

Educational and Outreach Programs Include:

Presentations to schools, colleges and community groups are available upon request. Topics include: puberty, abstinence, birth control and STD prevention, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy prevention and how to talk to kids about sexuality. Family Planning also has a video-lending library and free information pamphlets for parents or individuals to use as a resource.


The Initiative for Girls
The Initiative For Girls is a youth program, targeting girls ages 11-17, which meets bi-weekly to explore health and safety topics as they relate to girls; along with promoting leadership development and peer education skills. Topics this year have included: body image, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, teen dating violence, STDs, teen pregnancy, breast cancer, diabetes, and healthy eating.


For more information about The Initiative for Girls, check out our website.

Birth Control Options Available

The Pill
The birth control pill is a combination estrogen/progestin pill, which prevents ovulation. It is a small pill that is taken by mouth everyday to ensure protection from pregnancy. The pill is more than 99% effective if taken correctly.

Ortho Evra Patch
The patch is a combintation estrogen/progestin thin patch, which mimics the pill in pregnancy prevention. The patch is worn on the buttocks, abdomen or upper back and is changed weekly. It is more than 99% effective if used correctly.

Nuva Ring
The ring is a combination estrogen/progestin flexible ring, which is placed into the vagina. It works the same as the patch and the pill in preventing pregnancy. The ring is worn for 3 weeks and then left out for 1 week. It is more than 99% effective if used correctly.

Depo Provera
Depo Provera is an injection given every 10-13 weeks in the arm or hip. It contains no estrogen so it is safe for women unable to use estrogen products. Menses become non-existent on Depo Provera and it is more than 99% effective.

IUD & IUS
The IUD & IUS (contains hormones) are intrauterine devices inserted into the uterus. They prevent the sperm from fertilizing the egg. Depending on the type of IUD inserted, it can last up to 10 years. IUS can last up to 5 years. They are 98-99% effective.

Diaphragm
The diaphragm is a small latex rubber cup, which fits inside the vagina over the cervix. It must be put in place prior to the act of intercourse. If used correctly it is 94% effective and can protect you from certain Sexually Transmitted Diseases (not HIV)

Condoms
Male condoms, either latex or non-latex, are fitted over the penis prior to each act of intercourse. If used each and every time correctly, condoms are 97% effective and if used in conjunction with contraceptive foam the effectiveness rises to 99%. The female condom fits up inside the vagina and must be put in place with every act of intercourse. Its effectiveness is similar to the male condom. Condoms are the only birth control method to protect against HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Foam or Suppositories
Foam and suppositories are made of chemicals that kill sperm. Both need to be inserted into the vagina prior to intercourse. If used correctly each and every time, foam and suppositories are 94% effective and if used in conjunction with a condom the effectiveness rises to 99%. Foam and suppositories protect against some Sexually Transmitted Diseases but not HIV.

Natural Family Planning
Natural family planning requires women to be able to recognize their potential fertile days. To be successful with this method, a woman must chart her temperature and vaginal mucus every day. During her fertile period a barrier method or abstinence must be used. If used correctly Natural Family Planning is 91-99% effective. This method does not protect from HIV or Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Sterilization
Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. Both the woman (a tubal ligation) and a man (a vasectomy) can be sterilized. Both require surgical procedure, the vasectomy being a great deal more minor than the tubal ligation. A person must be very sure of his/her desire to not have any or more children since this is a permanent method. This method is 99.9% effective but does not protect against HIV or Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
The "Morning After Pill" is an emergency method of birth control that is 88% effective in preventing pregnancy. It must be taken within 72 hours of intercourse. Emergency contraception is not intended to be used on a regular basis.

Implanon
The Implanon is a small, flexible rod that is implanted under the skin of the upper, inner arm. The implant works by stopping the body from releasing an egg so that no egg is present to be fertilized. The Implanon is good for 3 years and is 99% effective.

Abstinence
Abstinence (no sex) is the only 100% birth control method to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. To be successful, both partners must refrain from intimate genital contact. There are no permanent harmful side effects from practicing abstinence.

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