Family Planning is a confidential clinic for those who are in need of annual exams and birth control. A Certified Nurse Practitioner will perform a breast exam, pelvic exam, and Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. Family Planning clients will be seen by appointment.
Contraceptive choices offered by the Health Center include:
- Birth Control Pills
- Contraceptive Patch
- Contraceptive injection
- Vaginal Contraceptive Ring
- Natural Family Planning
- Education on Postponing Sex
- Education on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Some Birth control methods need to be prescribed. That's why an appointment with our Nurse Practitioner is required to see which method is right for you. Other tests included in the yearly exam: blood pressure, weight, height, iron level, syphilis, HIV, urine test for protein and sugar, and gonorrhea/chlamydia cultures. With each exam the Nurse Practitioner addresses important issues such as pre-pregnancy counseling that includes folic acid, drug/alcohol use, proper diet and the prevention, treatment, and spread of sexually transmitted infections.