A federally funded program, offered by the Office of Maternal Child and Family Health in West Virginia that offers free birth control for men and women who meet income eligibility guidelines. This is a confidential service regardless of age. The program provides a gynecological exam and pap test (female), breast exam, testicular exam (male).
Counseling on health topics such as pregnancy planning and abstinence information is provided. Education is also provided on monthly self breast exams, monthly testicular exams, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Prior to being given birth control, the patient must be seen through our Family Planning Clinic. Our Free Contraceptive Choices include:
Upon funding availability, sterilization for males and females is also an option.
- Depo Provera
- Birth Control Pills
- Ortho Evra
- Vaginal Contraceptive Film
Available to those without insurance, emergency contraception medication, "the morning after pill" can be given up to 72 hours after a situation where contraceptive protection was compromised, such as condom failure, unprotected sex, or sexual assualt. A screening, which includes a urine pregnancy test, will take place prior to the administration of the medication to ensure the patient meets the criteria set by the Family Planning Program.
Statistics show that the morning after pill is most effective if taken as close to the incident as possible. The medication, known as Plan B, is also available to certain ages at local pharmacies without a prescription.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact our office at (304)372-2634 or via email by clicking HERE.