The Title X Family Planning (FP) Program is overseen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs (OPA). For more than 40 years, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has received funding from OPA to support clinical services to patients in need of family planning services throughout the state of Virginia.The goals of the Virginia Title X Family Planning Program are listed below:
- Reduce unintended pregnancy
- Improve pregnancy spacing and outcomes by assuring that comprehensive, quality family planning and reproductive health services are available and accessible to all people in Virginia.
VDH Title X Family Planning services are confidential, low-cost, and available to all people in Virginia. Services include
- Birth control information, counseling, and supplies, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs) such as IUDs and implants
- Emergency contraception
- Pregnancy testing and options counseling
- Reproductive health exams
- Cervical, breast, and testicular cancer screening
- Sexually Transmitted Infections testing and treatment
- Health education and counseling, including information about abstinence
- Basic infertility services
- Referrals to other health and social services
Who can access these services? Any teen or adult, no matter what race, sexual orientation, gender identity, income or residency status, can go to a VDH family planning clinic, regardless of ability to pay.
How much do the services cost? Services are offered on a sliding scale based on income. You will NOT be turned away due to inability to pay.
Learn more about birth control options at cdc.gov or bedsider.org (These links will lead you to external websites. The CDC and Bedsider are not projects of the Virginia Department of Health.)
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Find a Title X Family Planning Clinic near you and make your appointment today!