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Family Planning Program

 The goal of the Family Planning Program is to reduce unintended pregnancy by ensuring all Coloradans have access to affordable, quality contraceptive and reproductive health services.

 

Patient Services

More than 70 sites across Colorado offer low-cost confidential family planning and preventive health services including:
 
·            Birth control information and supplies
·            Pregnancy testing and counseling
·            Screening for sexually transmitted infections and HIV
·            Physical exams for women and men
·            Cervical, breast, and testicular cancer screening
·            Health education and counseling, including information regarding abstinence
·            Basic infertility services
·            Referrals to other health and social services
 
Where to Find Services: CDPHE contracts with multiple clinic sites across the state. To find the nearest family planning clinic, type your address or zip code into the search box on the upper-right corner of the map below and hit enter. Click on the name of the clinic in blue to visit their website or click directly on the clinic address to get directions via car, public transit, bike, or walking.
 
 

View Title X Family Planning Clinics in Colorado in a full screen map

 

Family planning clinics are located in:
·            Local health departments
·            Public health nursing services?
·            Community health centers
·            Hospitals
·            Nonprofit agencies
 
 
Who Can Access Services: Any woman or man, teen or adult, no matter what, race, sexual orientation, income or residency status, can go to a family planning clinic.
 
Cost of Services: Fees are based on patient income - patients are never turned away due to inability to pay.
 
More Information about Family Planning: To learn more about birth control optionssexually transmitted infections (STDs or STIs), and pregnancy planning, visit www.beforeplay.org
 
 
Unintended Pregnancy in Colorado
 
Nearly half of all pregnancies in Colorado are unintended, meaning they occur sooner than desired or occur when no pregnancy is desired at any time.
 
Consequences of Unintended Pregnancy: Unintended pregnancies are associated with:regnancies are linked to
·        birth defects
·        low birth weight
·        elective abortion
·        maternal depression
·        increased risk of child abuse
·        lower educational attainment
·        delayed entry into prenatal care
·        high risk of physical violence during pregnancy
·        reduced rates of breastfeeding
 
Additionally, teen mothers are less likely than their peers to earn a high school diploma or GED.
 
Affected Populations: All sexually-active women are at risk for unintended pregnancy if they do not have access to high-quality family planning services. In Colorado, women under the age of 25, African-American and Hispanic/Latina women, women who have not completed college, and those who are classified as low-income are more likely to have an unintended pregnancy.
· other physical, mental, and behavioral health problems
Costs to Colorado’s Economy: Unintended pregnancy burdens Colorado’s health and economy, costing Colorado more than $160 million annually in Medicaid expenditures. Nationally, for every public dollar spent on family planning services, $3.74 is saved in Medicaid costs for pregnancy-related services and newborn care.
 
Impact of the Colorado Family Planning Program: In more than 70 sites throughout Colorado, over 65,000 women and men receive family planning services annually. Eighty-nine percent of these patients have incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Over 27,000 unintended pregnancies are prevented each year in Colorado as a direct result of state and federally funded family planning services. Additionally, family planning clinics often serve as an entry point into the health care system for women and families who otherwise lack access to health care services.
 
By averting unintended pregnancies, family planning programs greatly reduce health and public support costs.
 
Title X Clinic Maps and Provider Directory

 

 
 
 
Information about Birth Control and Sexual Health
 
To learn about birth control options, sexually transmitted infections (STDs or STIs), and pregnancy planning visit www.beforeplay.org.
 
Sexual Health Information
 
Birth Control Information:
 
Want more information about choosing a birth control method?  Visit the beforeplay.org birth control selector at http://beforeplay.org/methods/
 
 
Information about Healthy Relationships:
 
 
 
 
Nutrition:
 
 
Birth Spacing:
 
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Queer Heatlh Resources
 
Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health
 
HealthCare Resources for LGBTQ in Colorado
 
To find an LBGTQ-friendly health care provider in Colorado, please input your zipcode here:
  
Planned Parenthood Denver Central Health Center provides transgender health care.
 
 
Resources for Health Care Providers and Health Educators
 
Clinical Guidance
 
 
General:
 
 
 
 
Contraception:
 
 
 
Sexually Transmitted Infections:
 
 
 
Sterilization:
 
 
 
Preconception Care:
 
 
 
Immunizations:
 
 
 
Tobacco Cessation and Education:
 
 
 Suicide Prevention
 
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado Resource List
 
 
 
Health Education Materials
 
 
For CDPHE Family Planning Materials
 
  • ETR Associates is a non-profit organization and respected national publisher for health promotion materials.
  • Office of Population Affairs Clearinghouse - Free educational materials on abstinence, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS), and other reproductive health and family planning topics.
  • Securitec Publications offers a selection of general health information booklets that can be customized for your practice.
  • Select Media produces, publishes and distributes a selections of teen-focused evidence-based reproductive health education programs, videos, other media and activities.
 
 
 
Other Organizations
 
 
 
Information about Unintended Pregnancy in Colorado
 
 
 
 
For Contractors Only

 

Title X Contractor Hub

 

Health Services and Connections Branch Units Descriptions pdf file  

 

Family Planning Program Employee Contact Information

 

Health Services and Connections Branch

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Prevention Services Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
cdphe_familyplanning@state.co.us