Platte County Public Health's Family Planning program provides education and instruction on birth control methods including, prescription contraceptive, condoms, and abstinence. We carry a range of birth control including birth control pills, the Depo Provera shot and condoms. Prescribed birth control can be provided to the uninsured and under-insured. We do not provide prescribed birth control if you have Medicaid.
The cost of prescribed birth control methods vary, condoms are free.
A prescription from your health care provider is required before any prescribed birth control is dispensed, except for condoms. An appointment is required for a consult.
For more information contact us or visit Platte County Public Health and speak to our Family Planning Coordinator/Registered Nurse.
Family planning also includes information on preconception health. This means mom is taking care of herself and her health before she starts a family so she can have the best possible outcome for her baby and family. Watch the video from the CDC for more information on preconception health:
FYI: We need a prescription from a primary care provider for all forms of birth control, except for condoms.
Cost for the birth control methods vary.
Condoms are free.
Please contact us before you come in for emergency contraception or birth control.
Emergency Contraception Pills
Also called ECP or "the morning after pill", emergency contraception is used to help decrease a woman's chances of becoming pregnant after unprotected intercourse. A brand name for ECP pills is Plan BŪ. You've had unprotected sex if you had sex without using any type of birth control, a condom broke or came off, you missed some birth control pills in your pack, you are late in starting a new pack of pills/patches/birth control ring, or are late getting your depo provera shot.
Plan BŪ is a progesterone hormone that works to prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or affecting cervical mucus. It can reduce the chances of pregnancy by 89% when used as directed. Plan BŪ is labeled for use to prevent pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, but may be considered for use up to 120 after unprotected sex. It is most effective when taken within 24 hours. The most common side effects are nausea/vomiting and menstrual irregularity. Plan BŪ/ECP is not an abortion pill and will not affect an established pregnancy. Plan BŪ is available at Public Health for a cost of $30.00, and is available to women 18 years and over in most pharmacies.
Click on link to find more information: http://planbonestep.com
If you have questions about STD/HIV/Hepatitis testing, visit our Disease Testing page.
Sex Can Wait.....for more information on abstinence, see the links below: