FAMILY PLANNING FOR WOMEN
Beginning July 1, 2020 Laurel County Health Department will no longer be providing family planning services (annual exams, birth control and pap smears). These services will be made available through an arrangement with Grace Health. Grace Health has clinics in several of the surrounding counties.
Grace Health (Laurel County Clinic)
272 Mountain View Drive
London, Kentucky 40741
Clinic Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM-5PM
You can visit Grace Health’s website for more information about their services and locations: www.gracehealthky.org
Family Planning includes the following confidential services for women, men and adolescents:
Height, weight and blood pressure evaluation
Pap testing & pelvic exam
STD Testing and Treatment
Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
Birth Control Methods
Sterilization (male & female)
Other Lab tests, if needed
Immunizations, if needed
Education and Counseling:
Healthy Lifestyle Choices, including: good nutrition, exercise, avoiding harmful substances, and tobacco cessation.
Self Breast/Testicular Exams
Preconception Health/Folic Acid
Referrals & linkages with community resources
Benefits of Family Planning:
Having children when you want them
Being able to prepare financially for your children
Becoming healthier before and during pregnancy
Not worrying about an unwanted pregnancy
Making your own decisions about birth control
What to expect:
- The results of your check-up and lab tests will be explained to you.
- Family planning staff will help you choose the appropriate method of birth control and teach you ways to stay healthy.
- Staff members will answer any questions you may have.
- You will receive birth control method education and counseling, including Natural Family Planning and abstinence education.