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Family Planning

Florida Department of Health in Marion County

The family planning program provides education, counseling, medical services (up to contraception methods and/or vasectomies), referrals and follow-up that will help you plan the size of your family. Staff provide information on baby spacing, abstinence, avoiding sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STD), birth control methods, and sterilizations. All services are provided confidentially.

The Family Planning Clinic is open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services are provided by appointment or on a walk-in basis. Appointments are strongly encouraged to ensure you are quickly seen. Call the clinic at 352-644-5038 to schedule an appointment. All services are provided confidentially.   

Our family planning services include:

  • Birth control choices: pills, Depo-Provera, patches, rings, Nexplanon, IUD (intra-uterine device), and vasectomy
  • Emergency contraception
  • Free condoms
  • HIV/AIDS testing and counseling
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Pregnancy testing
  • PrEP
  • STD/STI counseling and treatment
  • Yearly exams: including Pap smears and HPV testing

 

Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

The Department of Health participates in the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, which makes it easy to get the breast and cervical cancer screenings doctors recommend. The screenings are free or low cost if you meet program eligibility requirements.

Potentially eligible women:

  • Are age 50-64, and
  • Have a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, and
  • Are uninsured (no insurance or insurance may not pay for a mammogram, comprehensive breast exam and/or Pap smear), and
  • Agree to complete all recommended diagnostic tests required for a cancer diagnosis within 60 days of an abnormal test result, and
  • Reside in Marion County

If you are interested in using the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program services, please contact the department to complete the application.