Family Planning

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.

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