The health department’s family planning services are provided by Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) following medical protocols. The program allows for women to plan for pregnancy and be offered a wide variety of contraceptive methods. Women receive a physical examination, lab tests, educational materials, and health counseling. Diagnostic and treatment services are provided by referral to preferred medical providers.
The cost of preventive health services are covered by a variety of sources including Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and self-pay. For self-pay clients, the health department will charge for the services on a sliding fee scale based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.