Family planning services are provided directly by county health departments utilizing Title X funds, state and local funds. Services are provided in a private, customer-friendly atmosphere. Confidentiality of clients is respected and protected. Medical services covered under the Family Planning Program include:

  • Comprehensive assessment including history and examination, for males and females
  • Funds to pay for male and female FDA-approved contraception, including voluntary sterilization, and referral for those services
  • Evaluation and management of contraceptive-related problems
  • Laboratory tests as needed, such as Pap smear, urinalysis, hemoglobin, gonorrhea and Chlamydia testing, etc.
  • Level I infertility assessment and counseling if indicated
  • Postpartum evaluation
  • Referral for genetic assessment, testing and counseling, as needed
  • Evaluation and management of sexually transmitted diseases and common gynecological problems
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling

In addition to medical services, the Family Planning Program provides the following educational and/or counseling services:

  • Abstinence and pregnancy postponement counseling
  • Reproductive and preventive health education
  • Pre-conceptual counseling
  • Adoption awareness
  • Self breast/testicular examination
  • Counseling on risk factors associated with sexually transmitted diseases and HIV
  • Referral for substance abuse counseling
  • Tobacco cessation counseling and/or referral
  • Violence and sexual abuse counseling and referral
  • Counseling on risks and benefits of contraceptive methods
  • Problem-specific counseling and referral

 

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1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
P: 912-285-6002
F: 912-284-2980

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