Family Planning

Scheduling an Appointment

Clinics are held (most) every Tuesday by appointment only. Due to the extensive education provided to our clients, please allow approximately 1-2 hours for an initial visit. *Charges for services are based on sliding-scale fee. Call for an appointment at (815) 844-7174 ext. 221.

*No one is denied services due to inability to pay.

Available Birth Control Methods

FREE condoms are available on a walk-in basis. Latex-free condoms are also available upon request.

Methods of birth control available at Family Planning include Depo-Provera (“the shot”), a variety of birth control pills, the birth control patch, and Nuvaring. Referrals are available for other birth control methods.

Birth Control pick up hours are Monday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Emergency Contraception Pills (ECPs), sometimes called “The Morning After Pill”, are available Monday through Friday, without an appointment from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a cost of $20.00. Emergency contraceptives must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Pregnancy termination (abortion) services are NOT available at the LCHD.

Male Services

HPV Vaccination

Gardasil is the vaccine given to prevent most types of cervical cancer. Gardasil is available to qualifying Family Planning Clinic clients. Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, is proven to prevent of certain strains of HPV that cause cancers, including cervical, penile, vaginal, vulvar, anal, and *oropharyngeal (*most prevalent in males than females). High-risk human papilloma virus (hr-HPV) genital infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection among women. Though Gardasil does not treat existing infection, vaccination is still recommended for HPV-positive individuals, as it may protect against one or more different strains of the disease.

Though everyone ages 9 up to age 27 may receive the vaccine, CDC recommends all boys and girls at ages 11-12 receive the HPV vaccine to protect against HPV-related infections and cancers. Anyone starting the series before the age of 15 should receive two doses of HPV vaccine, with at least six months between the first and second doses. Adolescents who receive the two doses less than five months apart will require a third dose of HPV vaccine. Teens and young adults who start the series at ages 15 through 26 years still need three doses of HPV vaccine. Three doses are also recommended for people with certain immunocompromising conditions ages 9 through 26 years.

Some adults age 27 through 45 years who are not already vaccinated may decide to get HPV vaccine after speaking with their doctor about their risk for new HPV infections and the possible benefits of vaccination.

For more information, see Who should get HPV Vaccine.

Call 815-844-7174 ext. 221 to schedule an appointment for the HPV vaccine.