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CHAMPAIGN URBANA PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT
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Family Planning Services

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Family Planning services (birth control) allow individuals and families to make decisions that benefit the mother and babies. Spacing births by at least two years is important for healthier moms and babies. Planning for a pregnancy allows a woman to prepare for a healthy pregnancy by choosing healthier behaviors. Women can prepare for pregnancy by stopping cigarette smoking, getting more physically fit, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking folic acid to prevent birth defects. CUPHD can help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy and assist you in determining the best time to have a baby.

According the Guttmacher Institute over 60 percent of the women who use a birth control method, do so to take better care of themselves and their family. Ninety-five percent of unintended pregnancies occur in women who do not use birth control or use a method inconsistently.

Comprehensive services will be the focus at family planning services offered at CUPHD. This new clinic will allow individuals to receive "one-stop" services at CUPHD. STD/HIV testing will be conducted, when appropriate, and the cancer prevention vaccines against Hepatitis and HPV will be given during clinics. Women already at CUPHD for WIC can be seen for Family Planning and STD services at the same time. No appointments are required. All services will be confidential and voluntary. Medicaid, private insurance, and a sliding fee scale are offered in this comprehensive clinic. Inability to pay for services will not affect the services provided.

Family Planning services at CUPHD will include Pap Smear (cervical cancer detection), reproductive health examinations for females and males, breast examinations, education on reproductive health, and a variety of pregnancy prevention options. Pregnancy prevention options will include: Oral contraceptives (birth control pills), trans-dermal contraceptive patch (birth control patch), vaginal contraceptive ring, Depo-Provera (birth control shot), emergency contraceptive pill, and diaphragm. Male latex condoms and FC2 (female condom) use will be encouraged for STD prevention and distributed during the visit. Referral for other pregnancy prevention methods will also be provided.

CUPHD will follow the latest recommendation for conducting Pap Smears. The recommendations are as follows:

  • Women younger than age 21 years: no screening
  • Aged 21 - 29 years: screening every 3 years
  • Aged 30 - 65 years: screening every three years or every 5 years if pap includes HPV testing
  • Older than 65 years: no screening for women negative screenings in the past 20 years

The CUPHD Family Planning Clinic offers the following forms of birth control:

  • The birth control pill: a hormonal birth control pill, taken at the same time every day. Not effective in preventing STDs.
  • The birth control shot, otherwise known as Depo Provera: a hormonal birth control shot, given every 3 months. Not effective in preventing STDs.
  • Male and female condoms: non-hormonal methods of birth control; effective in preventing STDs.
  • Emergency Contraception (a.k.a. the Morning-After Pill, EC, ECP, Plan B, Next Step): an emergency form of hormonal birth control to be taken in the event of birth control failing (such as a condom breaking or not using any birth control methods). Emergency contraception is most effective up to 72 hours after the incident, but can be taken up to 5 days after.
  • Prescription available for other methods: If you would like to find out about other birth control methods that are available, please ask your clinician.
How to obtain services

Locations:

201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign
Location information including maps

Eligibility:

All services are confidential and parental permission is not needed. Citizenship is NOT required. You must sign a consent form for tests and any treatment. We will ask for your ID to ensure that we have the most accurate contact information for you. We will not share your health information with ANYONE without your written permission.

Cost:

You will be informed of the cost of services and asked to pay for the services that you receive during clinic. CUPHD accepts cash/check/MasterCard/Visa. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income. No one will be refused services because of inability to pay.

How do I get services?:

Show up during clinic hours. No appointment is necessary. You will check in under the "Clinic Check-in" sign. You will be given a number so that your name with not be used or announced.

Hours:

Family Planning Clinic:
Champaign: Monday-Friday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Rantoul: Thursdays 1-4:30p at 520 E. Wabash Drive

Contact:

(217) 531-5365