Family Planning

Read a fact sheet about the services provided at the Family Planning Clinic.

The Sedgwick County Health Department’s (SCHD) Family Planning Clinic provides family planning services including birth control and pregnancy testing to low-income clients, as well as baseline screening for breast and cervical cancer. The clinic does not provide family practice or primary care services.
Parental consent is not required to utilize Family Planning Services. To schedule an appointment, please contact our Main Clinic at 2716 W. Central Ave. by phone at 316.660.7300.

Birth Control

Eighty-five percent of women who do not use any form of contraception during vaginal intercourse become pregnant each year.

The only guarantee against pregnancy is complete abstinence from vaginal intercourse. Other contraceptive methods can greatly reduce your pregnancy risk during vaginal intercourse.

The Sedgwick County Health Department offers the following medically recommended methods of birth control:

An appointment with a medical care provider is necessary prior to receiving any methods of birth control.  In addition to reducing the chance of pregnancy, certain types of birth control, such as condoms, can reduce the chance of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Read more about various forms of birth control.

Pregnancy Tests

The Sedgwick County Health Department offers pregnancy tests by appointment.

People with positive pregnancy tests receive screening for health risks and referrals for additional assistance or education when appropriate. 

People with negative pregnancy tests are counseled and birth control options discussed if desired or appropriate. 

Well Woman Exams

All women, especially those who are sexually active, should have a well woman exam each year. A well woman exam consists of an overall physical exam, breast exams starting at age 20 and a Pap smear every three years starting at age 21. Education will be provided based on individual patient risk factors.

The Sedgwick County Health Department offers the Early Detection Works program which provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet program guidelines. Call 316-660-7300 to schedule an appointment and learn more about this program or learn more about the cancer screenings offered.

Learn how to do a self-breast examination.

Click here to view a list of additional agencies in Sedgwick County that provide low or no-cost services.