Family Planning Services
The decision whether or not to become a parent is one of the most important choices you will make – for you, for your partner, and for your future.
All men and women need to know about pre-pregnancy health measures before a pregnancy occurs. Preconception (pre-pregnancy) healthcare allows a woman to be in the best possible health before a pregnancy, to ensure the best chance of having a healthy baby. A medical visit for pre-pregnancy care is recommended and includes a thorough medical history, examination, laboratory screenings, updating of immunizations if needed, and counseling. Upon medical examination, the practitioner and client will discuss which method is appropriate. This service is available through your local health department.
Contraception methods help you plan when you will become pregnant. These choices should matter to both men and women. Although most contraceptive methods are used by women, men can be just as involved. Contraception seems to work best when a man and woman choose a method together and use it together.
The Bullitt County Health Department offers several methods of birth control, lab screening exams and pregnancy testing. Participating in preconception risk screening and counseling can increase a healthy pregnancy. Your medical visit will include a thorough medical history, an exam by our clinician and specific lab screening tests. The cost of the pelvic exam and birth control supplies are based on a sliding fee scale. Minors can receive services and supplies without parental consent.
Our clinic continues to embrace the opportunity to educate patients on the benefits of preventive health exams, to counsel regarding health risks, and to provide support for needed treatment. All clinical services are by appointment only. Much of the registration is conducted via phone to reduce onsite wait time. To maximize health & safety, we require only clients receiving services in the building. We appreciate your understanding. Please call to schedule an appointment.