Family planning is a key factor in preventing unintended pregnancy, including adolescent pregnancy. By preventing unintended pregnancy, family planning also reduces the incidence of abortion, as well as improving birth outcomes. Reproductive Health Services reduce both the incidence and impact of sexually transmitted disease infection through screening and treatment.
OSDH Reproductive Health: Perinatal and Reproductive Health Division
The primary areas within the Perinatal and Reproductive Health Division include: the Family Planning Program (pregnancy planning, birth control), the Maternity Program (prenatal care, nutrition counseling, referrals), Preventive Health Education for men and women, Fetal and Infant Mortality Review and Maternal Mortality Review.
A physical exam and the following laboratory tests and screenings are provided if indicated:
- Annual Exams for Childbearing Males and Females
- STD Screenings
- Birth Control Education
- Pregnancy Tests & Counseling
- Smoking Cessation
Counseling regarding various methods of birth control. All of the following methods may not be available through the health department:
- Natural family planning
- Latex condoms
- Nuva ring
- Depo-Provera injections
- Birth control pills
- Birth control patch
We provide family planning services to males and females of reproductive age and capability.
A sliding scale is used. Fees are based on income. No one is refused services based on inability to pay.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How to make an appointment
Family Planning exams are by appointment only.
For more information:
Stephens County Health Department