HEALTH SERVICES

Frequently asked questions

It’s our goal at Planned Parenthood to provide you with the low-cost, high-quality health care you need. Our services are available to everybody, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. When you visit one of our medical centers, you’ll get the services you need from someone who understands and will take you seriously.

Here is some information to better help you before you make your appointment. To speak with the medical center nearest you, call 714.922.4100 (Orange County) or 909.890.5511 (San Bernardino County).

How much do medical services cost?
Fees are based on a sliding scale determined by the patient’s monthly income and number of dependents.

We accept cash, all major credit cards, and in-state personal checks.

What insurance do you accept?

• Cal-Optima

• Family PACT (can be qualified on-site)

• Medi-Cal

• Some private insurance (please call ahead for eligibility verification)

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What medical services do you offer?

Birth control methods

Click here for a birth control information sheet

We offer a variety of birth control methods, including:

•Birth control pills

•Birth control patch

•Condoms (Male & Female)

•Depo-Provera Shot

•Diaphragm

•Fertility Awareness (Natural Family Planning)

•Intrauterine Device/Contraception (IUD/IUC) (Hormonal & Non-Hormonal)

•NuvaRing®

•Vasectomy

•Implant (Implanon®)

•Essure® (incision free, permanent birth control)

For a more detailed description of each birth control method, click here

Emergency contraception (The Morning After Pill)
Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected vaginal intercourse. It does not cause an abortion. If a pregnancy has already occured, it will not harm the pregnancy.

Emergency contracpetion reduces the risk of pregnancy by 75% - 89% if started within the first 72 hours after unprotected sex. It also reduces the risk of pregnancy if started up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse.

EC is available over-the-counter at all of our medical centers for patients 17 years of age or older.

Pregnancy testing
This test requires a urine sample and can be taken 10 days after having unprotected sex, or two weeks after you have missed your period.

Pregnancy options counseling
If you are pregnant, you will receive unbiased information about your choices. These include adoption, abortion, and the decision to keep your child.

Abortion services
Medication abortions (aka the abortion pill) are provided if the female is less than 63 days (9 weeks) pregnant as determined by an ultrasound. In-clinic abortions (surgical) are provided for both first and second trimester pregnancies.

Adoption referrals
We provide referrals to approved adoption agencies in both Orange and San Bernardino counties for women who decide adoption is right for them.

Prenatal care
Education, vitamins, and regular check-ups are available to pregnant women. Nurse Practitioners, specializing in OB/GYN care, watch over pregnant women each month under supervision by a medical doctor. Referrals are made to hospitals for childbirth. (Hoag, Fountain Valley, or UCI)

Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI)
Confidential testing, diagnosis, and treatment are provided for patients who think they have or may be at risk for a sexually transmitted infections. For more information about STI's, click here.

Confidential HIV/AIDS testing
Testing for HIV is done through a blood test. A clinician will call you with your results within 2 weeks. All test results are confidential.

Sterilization
Sterilization education is available for men and women. Vasectomy services are provided in our centers for men. Essure® is provided in our medical centers and tubal ligation referrals are available for women.

Cancer screenings
Pap smears (for cervical cancer), breast exams, and testicular exams are available. Referrals for low-cost mammography are provided when necessary.

Male services
Family planning and contraceptive education, contraceptive supplies, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, cancer screenings, and vasectomies are available for men. For more information about male services, click here.

Fertility Testing

Fertility First Steps is a program for women and men who've been trying to conceive for at least 6 months. We evaluate possible reasons for infertility with initial diagnostic services, including:

  • consultation with a nurse practitioner fertility specialist.

  • testing for both women and men, including evaluation of fallopian tubes and semen analysis.

  • referrals to physicians specializing in advanced fertility treatments.

 

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