Reproductive Health Program
Reproductive health services are offered to assist women and men, including adolescents, to achieve good reproductive and general health, make informed reproductive decisions, prevent unintended pregnancies and positively affect the outcome of future pregnancies. Services are provided in accordance with Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, and in some cases are without cost to the patient. Medicaid / WHP is also accepted as payment for clinic services. (Patients on Medicaid must provide proof of eligibility prior to admission).
All patients seen must be of reproductive age. Reproductive age is when a patient is biologically capable of having or fathering a child.
Services include: Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, pap smear and breast exam provided by local obstetrician / gynecologist, counseling regarding safe sex and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, breast self exam instruction, preventive health literature, immunizations, laboratory testing, blood pressure screening, nutritional counseling, **dysplasia services, and *pregnancy testing (on a limited basis).
Services include: Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, blood pressure screening, immunizations, prophylactics (condoms), testicular self exam information, lab, referrals as needed.
Specific Birth Control Methods Offered
- Oral Contraceptives (pills)
- Spermicidal Foam
- Sterilization (tubal ligations and vasectomies)**
- Depo Provera (injection)
In addition to the previously listed services, we offer Emergency Contraception. This service is best suited for "emergency use." It may be used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. For further information you may call 903-798-3250 and speak with a nurse in the Reproductive Health Department.
Comprehensive Family Planning Clinical Services
Include most available methods of birth control, emergency contraception (ECP), and male reproductive services, preventive education
Sexually Transmitted Disease Services
Include preventive education and counseling, testing and treatment (gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia). Treatment cannot be provided unless we have positive test results. Contact investigation for syphilis is provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
An Eligibility Evaluation must be completed on each patient. Please call 903-798-3250 for an appointment or for further information.
All services are confidential.