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Family Planning

Florida Department of Health in Walton County

Family Planning – education, counseling, medical services, referral and follow-up to help individuals plan their family size.  

The Florida Department of Health in Walton County offers family planning and related preventive health services to both males and females.  Family planning services are provided on a voluntary basis in a confidential manner.  

Family Planning is a program that offers you information to help you decide whether and when to have a baby.  Family Planning Clinics are conveniently located at all of our clinic locations.  All programs provide education, counseling, medical services including referrals for sterilization and vasectomies, and follow-up.  

 

Family Planning Services:

  • Family Planning Education and Birth Control Methods
  • Physical Examinations and Labs
  • Counseling and Referral
  • STD Counseling and Management
  • Sterilization Referral for Tubal Ligation and Vasectomy
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • PEPW – Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PEPW) – The Florida Department of Health in Walton County processes applications for temporary Medicaid eligibility for prenatal medical care.  Eligibility is based on the family unit’s gross income.  

For more information:  FDOH Family Planning:  http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/womens-health/family-planning/index.html

What’s Right for Me?  - Highly effective reversible methods that give constant protection from pregnancy.  Visit your health care provider or family planning clinic for the following methods.  http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/womens-health/family-planning/fp-whatsrightforme.html

Are you ready to think about permanent birth control?Schedule an appointment today with your health care provider or local family planning clinic. 

Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a procedure done in a clinic or health care provider’s office and takes about 30 minutes. 

  • The tubes that carry sperm to the penis are cut and sealed.
  • Permanent (not reversible) birth control and should be chosen only if you are sure you don’t want a child.
  • One of the safest, most effective and popular birth control methods.

A vasectomy will not change your sex drive, your ability to have sex or your orgasms.

Many family planning clinics offer low or no-cost vasectomies.  These services are available only to clients 21 or over.

PLAN AHEAD
TALK TO YOUR PARTNER ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL
AND SELECT A METHOD TOGETHER…

Schedule an appointment today with your health care provider or local Family Planning Clinic

Family Planning Medicaid Waiver Program

Under this program, women are provided:

  • annual physical exams including a pap smear
  • birth control supplies
  • pregnancy testing if indicated
  • limited treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • related medicines and lab tests

Who can sign up for this Program?

  • Women who have lost full Medicaid coverage within the last 24 months.
  • To qualify for this special Medicaid program, a woman must:
    • want to have family planning services;
    • not be pregnant;
    • not have had a hysterectomy or tubal ligation (tubes tied);
    • have a household income less than or equal to 185% of the current federal poverty level;
    • provide proof of identity and U.S. Citizenship.
  • Women who think you may qualify for the program can download the application at the link below or contact the local county health departments in your area for an application.
  • Applications and information about this program are available at county health departments, Healthy Start Program sites, Healthy Families Florida Program sites, and the area medicaid office.

How do I sign up for the Program?

  • The Medicaid program will mail a letter and application to women who may qualify for services.
  • Women will be sent a letter at the end of their first year of coverage that will indicate a need to reapply for services.
  • Women interested in receiving these services, must complete an application (English (pdf 48kb), Spanish(pdf 700kb), or Creole(pdf 688kb)) and mail or bring the application to their local county health department. The application can be viewed and downloaded from the links above but can not be submitted electronically. You must print the document, complete it and either mail or take the application to your county health department.
  • Women who are interested in the program can contact the local county health department for the application mailing address or to schedule an appointment to review the application and find out if they qualify for the program.