What is Family Planning?
Family Planning promotes healthy lifestyles and planning of pregnancy to improve the health of men, women, and infants. Family Planning promotes empowerment through knowledge and skills to promote reproductive health.
The following services are available:
- Emergency Contraception
- Pregnancy Testing
- STD testing
- STD treatment
- HIV testing
- Birth Control
- Pap Smears
- Annual Female Exams
Who can come to Family Planning?
Men, women and teens of reproductive years are encouraged to come to Family Planning. Persons of any income, with or without insurance are welcome.
Who will know if I come to Family Planning?
All services are confidential (private). Family Planning encourages parents or an adult to be involved in adolescents' reproductive decisions. Parental consent is not required for adolescents to receive services.
Birth Control/ Contraception
Helping women and men to understand and take responsibility for their reproductive health.
Clients may receive:
- An annual physical exam that may include:
- Blood pressure.
- Height and weight.
- Sexually-transmitted disease (STD) testing and treatment.
- HIV/AIDS testing.
- Pap smear.
- Physical examination.
- Lab work.
- Breast exam.
- A birth control method that best meets their needs.
- Basic fertility services, along with appropriate referrals.
- Pregnancy testing.
- Basic genetic counseling and referral for genetic evaluation.
- Emergency contraception.
- Clients are charged for services according to their household income and family size.
- Private pay, insurance, Medicaid, Medicare (for STD testing) and donations are accepted.
- A trained and caring staff of health-care professionals provide these services.
Upper Missouri District Health Unit (UMDHU) promotes the early detection and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. UMDHU offers confidential, reduced cost or free testing for several STDs. Noninvasive testing is available for Chlamydia and gonorrhea which are the most common STD’s diagnosed in the area. Educational programs that include abstinence are available.
Call your local public health unit to make an appointment.