The purpose of the Carter County Family Planning Clinic is to prevent unwanted pregnancies, by providing counseling, screening, supplies, and education regarding all aspects of family planning.
Services are available to men and women who have a decreased ability to obtain family planning services due to inadequate finances or access. Services are provided without regard to religion, race, marital status, or age.
Family Planning Clinics provide primary prevention services including:
• Health Education regarding healthy lifestyle choices, methods of family planning and repercussions of poor planning/behaviors such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), HIV, and unplanned pregnancy.
• Counseling regarding peer pressure, personal decision making, family relations and future plans.
• Client assessment including medical, gynecological and obstetric histories, family and social/environmental, nutritional histories, and immunization status.
• Initial and annual screenings include general and gynecological physical examinations, laboratory samples, STD testing, HIV risk assessment, and pregnancy testing.