Family Planning Services are provided to teens, women, men and couples, making it possible for them to choose the number and spacing of their children and to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Every effort is made to provide all clients with the information that they need to make an informed decision about their reproductive health. The Arkansas Department of Health Title X Family Planning services are available in every county. ADH currently offers various Family Planning services at 94 of its Local Health Units (LHUs). Family Planning clinic times and days can vary so please call the LHU to verify the availability of services and to make an appointment, or click here.
The Family Planning Program services for female and male clients include:
- Contraceptive Fact Sheet: English | Spanish
- Contraceptive Methods
- Physical Exam and history
- Pap test, STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) testing and other lab tests
- Education, counseling and referral
All services are private and confidential. No one will be refused services because they do not have money to pay. Anyone, male or female, needing family planning services can be seen at any local health unit.
Family Planning is an important part of the Department of Health’s efforts to reduce teen pregnancy, prevent unintended pregnancies, to reduce the number of infant deaths and the number of infants born too early, to reduce sexually transmitted diseases and to improve the health of women and men of all ages. The Program Guidelines for Project Grants for Family Planning Services (Title X Guidelines) has been developed by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Preconception Care is given to a woman before pregnancy to manage illnesses and lifestyle behaviors which could be a risk to her or her baby. If you are thinking about becoming pregnant, call your doctor and schedule an appointment for Preconception Care.
Reproductive Life Plan
The Center for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) suggests that men and women think about a reproductive life plan. This means deciding the ideal time and conditions for having children and learning how to achieve these goals. It may include using an effective contraceptive. Based on your health, your doctor will suggest a plan of treatment or follow up care as needed to follow your reproductive life plan. For additional information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website or contact the CDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.