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
Vaginal Contraceptive Ring
Natural Family Planning
Education on Postponing Sex
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 test 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.