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  • Women's Health Services and Family Planning

    "We want to help you make healthy choices about your family planning needs"

    Family Planning
    We want to assist you in making healthy choices about the right time to have children. Pima County Clinics offer reproductive health and family planning services for women, men and teens. This program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Arizona Family Health Partnership. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income, but no one is refused service because of inability to pay.

    What to expect:

    • Confidential Services
    • Clients are seen on a walk-in basis
    • Wait times can vary
    • Sliding fee scale based on income
    • Minors do not need parental consent

    Female Services

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    • Females who are within age and capable of having children are eligible for services
    • Teens are welcome

    At Family Planning, women can get:

    • Birth control methods – Birth Control Pills, Diaphragm, Intrauterine Device (IUD), Depo Provera Shot (DEPO), Implants, Condoms, Ring and Cycle Beads (Natural Family Planning)
    • Emergency contraceptive pills – Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) also known as the morning after pill) are available at our offices. If taken within 72 – 120 hours of unprotected sex (a condom breaks, pills are forgotten), they can greatly reduce the risk of pregnancy.
    • Pregnancy testing and counseling
    • Breast exams – If abnormalities are detected, referrals are given to the Well Woman HealthCheck program.
    • Examinations – Pelvic and/or pap tests as needed.
    • Abnormal Pap smear treatment – If the results of your Pap Smear are abnormal, we will refer you to their Colposcopy Clinic or suggest a treatment plan according to your needs.
    • STD Screening and Treatment - Remember, many STDs have no symptoms
    • Counseling and education - We want to give you all the information you need to make educated and healthy choices in planning a family.
    Hours
    Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

    Clinic Locations:
    East Clinic
    6920 E. Broadway
    520-7519086

    North Clinic
    3550 N. First Ave.
    (520) 243-2880

    South Clinic
    175 W. Irvington Rd.
    (520) 294-2026
    Please call (520) 243-2880 for more information

    Colposcopy Clinic

    The Pima County Health Department's Colposcopy Clinic is for women seen through the Health Department or referred by qualified providers because of an abnormal pap test result.

    Services include:

    • Colposcopic exam of the cervix, in an outpatient setting
    • Diagnosis, treament or referral as indicated by the pathologic study of cervical tissue
    • Follow-up after treatment
    • Health education and support

    All services are provided by Nurse Practitioners under the direction of a Medical Doctor specializing in OB/GYN care.

    Please call for more details about this service.

    Well Woman HealthCheck

    WWHC
    332 S. Freeway
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    520) 628-3591

    The Well Woman HealthCheck Program (WWHP) is a free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic program for uninsured or underinsured women in Arizona.

    To increase women's access to and utilization of quality screening and diagnostic services to decrease morbidity and mortality from breast and cervical cancer among women who are at risk due to age, medical conditions, income or inadequate access to medical care.


    Pima County Health Department Female Services

    Services provided:

    • Mammogram
    • Clinical breast exam
    • Pap test and pelvic exam
    • HPV testing
    • Colposcopy, cryosurgery and LEEP
    • Fine needle aspiration
    • Biopsy
    • Case management
    • Referral for treatment, if needed
    • Translation

    If you qualify from the WWHP, you may also be eligible for the FIT at Fifty HealthCheck Program, a free colon cancer screening and diagnostic program. Visit the FIT at Fifty HealthCheck Program website to find out more.

    Visit www.wellwomanhealthcheck.org or call (520) 628-3591 for more information.

    Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP):

    In Arizona, uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer on or after August 2, 2012 may be able to receive comprehensive treatment through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) provided by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

    BCCTP Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

    Pink Ribbon Licence Plate

    Your License Plate Can Help Save a Life!

    Help provide vital breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to uninsured women throughout Arizona by purchasing a specialty Pink Ribbon/Cancer Awareness License Plate. A percentage of the fee for this specialty plate directly supports the Well Woman HealthCheck Program. Pink Ribbon License Plate Program

    Learn more about the Pink Ribbon License Plate.

    Male Services

    • Males who are within age and capable of having children are eligible for services
    • Teens are welcome

    Pima County Health Department Male ServicesAt Family Planning, men can get:

    • Counseling and education - we want to give you all the information you need to make educated and healthy choices for your family planning needs. 
    • Condom supplies and information on the correct use of condoms
    • Information and counseling on birth control methods, including vasectomy (male sterilization), and information for your partner
    • Emergency contraception (if a condom fails or no condom was used)
    • Sexually transmitted infection education, testing and treatment. Remember, many STIs have no symptoms
    • Information and counseling about testicular cancer and prostate health

    Teen Services

    Pima County Health Department Teen Services Women's Health Services and Family Planning offers teen services, including:

    • Counseling and education - we want to give you all the information you need to make educated and healthy choices for your family planning needs
    • Condom supplies and information on the correct use of condoms
    • Birth control – Family Planning offers the following methods for teens: Birth Control Pills, Diaphragm, Depo Provera Shot (DEPO), Condoms and Cycle Beads (Natural Family Planning), Nuvaring, Intrauterine Devices (IUD)
    • Emergency contraceptive pills – Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) also known as the morning after pill) are available at our offices. If taken within 72 – 120 hours of unprotected sex (a condom breaks, pills are forgotten), they can greatly reduce the risk of pregnancy
    • Pregnancy testing
    • Pelvic exams and Pap Smears 
    • Sexually transmitted infection education, testing and treatment; many STIs have no symptoms

    See other teen services at our teen health page.

    What is the Health Start Program?

    The Health Start Program utilizes community health workers to provide education, support, and advocacy services to pregnant/postpartum women and their families in targeted communities in Pima County. Families receive home visits and case management with oversight by nurses and social workers, through the enrolled child’s second year of life. Pregnant women are connected to prenatal care providers and receive on-going education about fetal development and health behaviors that can impact birth outcomes. Families are referred to community services as needed and assisted in accessing those services. The community health workers educate parents about child development, immunizations, home and vehicle safety. The community health workers also screen each child to identify potential developmental delays and refer the family to the appropriate provider. Health Start is funded through the Arizona Department of Health Services. Health Start services are provided at no charge to eligible families.

    Why is this program needed? 

    To address health, environmental and stress factors that can impact birth outcomes and the development of infants and children. We know low birth weight babies are 40 times more likely to die in the first month of life, and are at greater risk for long-term health and developmental problems. Research also indicates that infants born to women with no prenatal care are 16 times more likely to die in the first month of life than babies of women who had more than 5 prenatal visits. 

    What are the goals of the program?

    • To prevent low birth weight in infants
    • Increase care for high-risk pregnant women
    • To ensure that every program child is appropriately immunized and has a medical home
    • To provide health education to pregnant/postpartum women and their families on topics ranging from prenatal care, parenting, preconception/interconception health, breast feeding and well childcare to safety, and other issues
    • To screen for early identification of developmental delays and make appropriate referrals for treatment

    Interested in learning more or receiving Health Start services? Please contact one of our offices:

    East Office
    Phone: (520) 298-3888
    6920 E. Broadway, Suite E
    Tucson, AZ 85710

    North Office
    Phone: (520) 243-2850
    3550 N. 1st Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 85719

    South Office
    Phone: (520) 889-9543
    175 W. Irvington Road
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    Ajo Office
    Phone: (520) 387-7206
    120 Estrella
    Ajo, AZ 85321

    Green Valley Office
    Phone: (520) 648-1626
    Green Valley, AZ 85614


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