Family Planning

Our Family Planning services are available to all regardless of income. You will not be denied service due to inability to pay. Medical cards are accepted. We provide quality family planning services at an affordable price. Services are charged on a sliding-fee scale based on your income. This means that you pay an amount based on your income and family size. Even if you have health insurance, you can possibly save on out-of-pocket expenses by coming to the OCHD! We are happy to file Passport, Humana, Anthem health insurance and many others.

Counseling, pregnancy testing, birth control and education are all services provided confidentially by the OCHD.

Benefits of Planning

Having children when you want them
Being able to financially prepare for your children
Being healthier before and during pregnancy
Not worrying about an unwanted pregnancy
Making your own decisions about birth control

Confidential family planning services are available for women, men, and teens at OCHD. Nurse practitioners and nurses will work with you to provide education about family planning methods and help you determine which method best fits your lifestyle.

Family Planning Methods










Services for Teens

OCHD encourages teens to talk to their parents about their health. This includes sexual health and STIs. Although this may be uncomfortable or awkward, parents can provide support and understanding to help you deal with any issues you are experiencing.

Teens, however, can come to OCHD for STI/HIV Testing, STI Treatment, and Family Planning services without their parent or guardian. Your information will be kept confidential. We will only contact you by the methods you specify. So, if you don’t want the clinic to call your home or mail letters to your house, please let us know the best way to contact you. We will not discuss your health information with anyone without your approval.

Please keep in mind, however, that we have a responsibility as health professionals to let you know the results of any tests that we provide you. You must follow-up or we will try to contact you if the situation warrants.

Available at OCHD

If you had a recent sexual encounter and fear you may be pregnant, emergency contraception may be an option. For example, if you had unprotected sex, or if the condom broke, taking emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy. Emergency contraceptives should be taken within 72 hours after the encounter. You must call for a walk-in appointment for this service. 

OCHD offers pregnancy testing and counseling to teens. The pregnancy test is a urine test that detects pregnancy hormone levels. It can detect these hormones as early as 6 days after conception. If you have a positive pregnancy test, we will help you get through the next steps and explain all the services that are available to you

We offer a variety of birth control methods including oral contraceptives (The Pill), Depo Provera (an injection), diaphragms, and the patch. Please make an appointment if you want to talk to someone about starting birth control.

You can get FREE condoms from the lobby at the health department.

Kentucky Family Planning Title X

The mission of Kentucky Family Planning/ Title X is to provide individuals the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children. Services include an annual women’s health exam and supply of a birth control method. Services shall not include abortions as a method of family planning. Males and females are able to participate.

Priority for services will be to persons from low-income families or whose total annual family income does not exceed 100 percent of the most recent Federal Income Poverty Guidelines. Minors (under 18 years of age) who wish to receive services on a confidential basis shall be considered on the basis of their own resources.

Charges for services will be made to persons other than those from low-income families. Charges are based on the number of people in the household and household income.

Services must be provided without regard for religion, race, color, national origin, handicapping condition, age, sex, and durational residency, number of pregnancies, or marital status.