Family Planning and Birth Control Information
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling:
Pregnancy tests are offered on these open clinic days:
- Every Monday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Every Wednesday form 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Last Tuesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Non-clinic days are by appointment only.
Our staff is trained to discuss different options of managing pregnancy and referral resources. Refrigerated first morning urine is preferred for testing. We require a $5 fee for pregnancy tests which will be refunded if you receive temporary Medicaid. If you are already on Medicaid we do not require the $5 fee, however, please bring your Medicaid card with you at the time of service.
Important Birth Control Facts
- A woman who has intercourse without using contraception has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant in a year.
- Lowering STD risk has become an important factor in many people's decisions about contraception.
- Women at high risk for ovarian cancer can help protect themselves by taking the pill. The pill help protects against ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, benign breast disease, and heavy bleeding.
- Condoms are one of the few birth control methods that help prevent the spread of STD's as well as unintended pregnancy.
- Other than a vasectomy, condoms are the only effective method of birth control for men.
- Using two contraceptive methods at once dramatically lowers the risk of pregnancy.
- With no contraception, a healthy woman could give birth to more than twenty children during her childbearing years.
Have a Birth Control Plan
- Learn all you can about the various birth control methods.
- Remember that latex condoms are a very reliable method, especially when you also use a water-based spermicide. Condoms also help protect you from STD's including HIV.
- Choose a method that works with your health, values and lifestyle.
- Choose a method that you will use every time and are least likely to forget about.
- Make a commitment to yourself that you will not have sex without using birth control.
- Don't have sex when you're drunk or high because it increases your chances of forgetting to use birth control.
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All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis.