Family Planning

Gilmer County Health Department in partnership with the West Virginia Family Planing Program offers a wide range of reproductive health, birth control and family planning services for both women and men.  These services are confidential and cases free of charge for qualifying clients.  For others, Gilmer County Health Department accepts all major insurances.  No client will be denied services for an inability to pay.  Uninsured and under-insured are charged on a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.

Contact us at (304) 462-7351 or by e-mail for questions, more information or to schedule a family planning appointment.

Gilmer County Health Department family planning services are more than just birth control.  We provide birth control methods, pregnancy testing, and counseling to eligible individuals.  We can also help you decide when to have a baby and when to wait.  We also provide medical screening services for your overall health and reproductive health, including screening for infections and certain types of cancer.  This can help you discover health problems and receive referrals or treatment.


U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Information About Reproductive Health & Contraception

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W.V. Family Planning Program

Service & Program Information

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Comprehensive Medical History Review & Clinical Examination which may include:

  • Clinical breast exam & instruction on monthly self-exam
  • Testicular exam & instruction on self-exam
  • Screening & treatment for some sexually transmitted diseases
  • PAP test and pelvic exams performed beginning at age 21
  • Menstrual & sexual history
  • Pregnancy testing

Contraceptive Methods:

  • Intrauterine device (ParaGard Copper T380A) (Mirena)
  • Hormonal implants (Nexplanon)
  • Birth control shot (Depo-Provera)
  • Contraceptive ring (NuvaRing)
  • Contraceptive patch (Ortho Evra)
  • Birth control pills
  • Foam & condoms
  • Diaphrams (Ortho ALL-FLEX Arcing Spring)
  • Vaginal contraceptive film
  • Emergency contraceptive pills (Plan B)
  • Natural family planning
  • Abstinence information

Health Education & Counseling including:

  • How pregnancy occurs
  • Birth control methods
  • Behaviors that place people at risk of getting STDs including HIV
  • Reproductive life planning
  • Pregnancy options
  • Resisting pressure to engage in sexual activities
  • Preconception of counseling & the benefits of folic acid before becoming pregnant

Basic Infertility Information

Follow-Up & Referral for Identified Medical Needs

Contraception Options

Information About Birth Control Methods

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Women’s Reproductive Health

Information About Reproductive Conditions & Treatment Options

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