Family Planning Program
The Health Department provides confidential and affordable family planning services, including birth control and testing for sexually-transmitted diseases (STD’s) for women and men of all ages, regardless of income.
Services available through the Family Planning Program include:
- A full range of birth control information and supplies, including birth control pills, DepoProvera, NuvaRing, IUDs, condoms, natural family planning and emergency contraception.
- Pregnancy testing, counseling and referrals
- Annual exams and Pap smears
- Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections (if symptomatic), HIV/AIDS, breast and cervical cancer, and other health issues
- Education relating to reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases (STD);
The Family Planning Program does not include coverage of abortions or treatment of infertility.
Anyone who wants to prevent pregnancy or be tested for sexually transmitted disease is eligible.
The following payment sources are accepted for family planning services:
- Private Insurance
- Private Pay: fees are based on a Sliding Fee Scale following a financial assessment.
Payment is expected at the time of service. Donations accepted. Services will not be denied based on income or the inability to pay.
For more information about the Family Planning Program, please contact your local health department office.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Q: Are services confidential?
A: Yes. Information will not be released to anyone without your consent, unless required or allowed by state law.
Q: Will my parents find out?
A: Parental permission is not required and no contact will be made to your home unless you provide consent. Please click here to view the Michigan Minor Consent Law, which includes information on consent for birth control.
Q: What should I expect during my first visit?
A:Please visit What to Expect During a Family Planning Appointment for information about what you can expect during your first visit.
Q: What if I can’t afford to pay?
A:If you don’t have health insurance, family planning services are based on a sliding fee scale. The Health Department will not refuse you service if you cannot pay.
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