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Family Planning

Florida Department of Health Franklin County

  •  (850) 653-2111
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    Fax

    (850) 653-9896
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    Mailing Address

    139 12th Street 

    Apalachicola, Florida 32320 

     

The Florida Department of Health in Franklin County’s (DOH-Franklin) Family Planning Clinic offers a variety of modern methods of birth control and appropriate referrals. Family Planning also provides information on abstinence.

Before you receive birth control through the DOH-Franklin, you will have a clinical exam by a nurse practitioner or doctor. This exam includes a pelvic and a pap test (If you are due for one) to screen for cervical cancer.

Methods of Birth Control

The DOH-Franklin offers several types of birth control, some require a prescription:

  • Condoms
  • IUD
  • Nexplanon
  • Birth control pills
  • Birth control shot/Depo Provera
  • Male/Female Sterilizations (Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation): We can provide a referral to a doctor who can perform this procedure.

Services

Individuals have access to FDA-approved birth control methods and supplies, abstinence counseling, and information to all who want and are in need of these services. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee, based on family household income and size. Persons determined to have incomes up to 100% of poverty do not pay fees for services.

 Services available include pregnancy testing and counseling, physical examinations, screening for hypertension, breast and cervical cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV counseling and testing. Also available is counseling and education for health promotion and disease prevention. Follow-up and referral services are offered based on the individual's history and need for medical and/or social services.

Birth Control Methods

Call to make an appointment at one of our clinic locations:

Apalachicola Clinic

139 12th Street

Apalachicola, Florida 32320

Phone: (850) 653-2111

Carrabelle Clinic

106 NE 5th Street

Carrabelle, Florida 32322

Phone: (850) 697-4121