Resources & Reproductive Guides

 

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Sexual/Reproductive Healthcare for everyone of all ages

Where can you receive quality reproductive healthcare close to home?  Check out the resources below.  Many clinics in our region offer sliding scale fees for the uninsured.

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Contraception/Birth Control

There are a variety of options when it comes to contraception/birth control.  It is possible to find one that is user friendly and appropriate for your needs.  Be informed that not all birth control options protect against both conception (getting pregnant) and STD (sexually transmitted diseases) and/or STI (sexually transmitted infections).

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All Options Pregnancy Counseling

Providing information concerning all three available options:

  • You can choose to continue the pregnancy and parent.
  • You can choose to continue the pregnancy and make an adoption plan.
  • You can choose to terminate the pregnancy.

 

Sexual/Reproductive Healthcare for Everyone of All Ages

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  • Where can you receive quality reproductive healthcare close to home?  Check out the resources below.  Many clinics in our region offer sliding scale fees for the uninsured.

    • Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital – A variety of reproductive and sexual healthcare services are offered through ARH hospitals.  To see what is offered at this location visit –http://www.arh.org/Whitesburg/Services/WomensHealthServices.php
    • UK North Fork Valley Community Health CenterLocated in Hazard, Kentucky, offering comprehensive, family-centered obstetric and gynecological services through all stages of life.  Obstetricians and midwife on staff. – http://www.mc.uky.edu/ruralhealth/hazwomenshealth.asp
    • Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky – Located in Hazard, Kentucky, offering gynecological servies, OB and high-risk OB care.  The website is still under construction. – http://www.pccek.com/home.html
    • Kentucky River District Health Departments – The local health departments provide a variety of reproductive/sexual health services including prenatal programs, STD Screenings, Cancer Screenings, WIC, and Breastfeeding Support. – http://www.krdhd.org/hd_adult.shtml
    • Rural Cancer Prevention Center – Offers various cancer screenings and free vaccinations for the HPV (Human Papillomaviruses).  The Cancer Center’s website provides information fact sheets on the various cancers. – http://www.mc.uky.edu/publichealth/documents/rcpc/FemaleHpvFactSheet.pdf
    • Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Screening Program – 1-800-766-8279 or 606-323-4687 – The U.K. Medical Center’s Markey Cancer Center offer a free yearly pelvic exam for all women over the age of 50 (who have not had a complete hysterectomy).  Younger women are also eligible if there is a family history of ovarian cancer.  Through the County Extension Office, free transportation is provided for the participants of the program.  If you are interested in finding out about the free exam, or if you would like to sign up for it, please contact : Ann Bradley – Letcher County Extension Agent – 606-633-2362.

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Contraception/Birth Control

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There are a variety of options when it comes to contraception/birth control.  It is possible to find one that is user friendly and appropriate for your needs.  Be informed that not all birth control options protect against both conception (getting pregnant) and STD (sexually transmitted diseases) and/or STI (sexually transmitted infections).  It may be that two forms of contraception will be more suitable depending on your sexual activity and that of your chosen partner.  This is because of the functionality of birth control.  Contraception works either one of two ways, by creating a barrier between the sperm and egg (ex. condoms) or by influencing the hormones in such a way that inhibits ovulation or the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus (ex. birth control pills).  The methods that protect against the sharing of bodily fluids are those used to also protect against STD and STI.  No method of contraception is 100% effective for either conception or contraction of STD or STI.  Though when used properly and consistently birth control will be very effective.  Abstinence is the only way to prevent either pregnancy or STD/STI 100%.  Therefore, safe sex is the only way to be a responsible sexual partner. For information on the range of birth control methods, visit Power to Decide's website BEDSIDER

Begin by talking to your regular healthcare provider about your options for contraception, or visiting the local health department for free and/or reduced cost care.

 

Kentucky River District Health Departments

It is the goal of the Kentucky River District Health Department to provide safe, appropriate family planning to those who need our assistance. This program is available  to all women of child bearing years.

We can provide:

  • Physical exam by physician or nurse practitioner to include PAP and breast exam;
  • Birth control supplies with counseling on methods; and
  • Sliding scale fee if not Medicaid eligible

We ask that you call your county health department to make an appointment if you would like assistance determining which family planning method will work best for you.

You may also receive STD testing at the health department.

The Kentucky River District Health Department provides daily service to the general public.

Services include:

  • Physical exam
  • Lab Tests
  • Free medication
  • Referrals

These services are strictly confidential.  HIV TESTING IS ANONYMOUS AND CONFIDENTIAL.

Letcher County Health Center
115 East Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-2945
f: (606) 633-0381

Knott County Health Center
P.O. Box 530, 880 W. Main St.
Hindman, KY 41822
(606) 785-3144
f: (606) 785-5512

Perry County Health Center
239 Lovern Street
Hazard, KY 41701
(606) 436-2196
f: (606 439-1813

For more information on the different forms of contraception and the ways in which they work see: BEDSIDER or the Birth Control Comparison Chart.


 

All Options Pregnancy Counseling

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  • Organizations Providing information concerning all three available options:

  • You can choose to continue the pregnancy and parent.
  • You can choose to continue the pregnancy and make an adoption plan.
  • You can choose to terminate the pregnancy.
  • Planned Parenthood – Fees are based on income and are sliding scale.  Bring proof of household income and identification.  Check the website of each location or call to see what services are offered at that particular site.

    www.plannedparenthood.org/kentucky

    EKU Office – (driving distance approximately 100 miles)

    521 Lancaster Avenue
    103 Rowlett Bldg. Student Health Services
    Richmond, KY 40475 P: 859.252.8494

    Knoxville Health Center – (driving distance approximately 102 miles)

    710 North Cherry St.
    Knoxville, TN 37914    P: 865.694.7155          F: 865.694.7154

    Asheville Health Center – (driving distance approximately 110 miles)

    603 Biltmore Ave
    Asheville, NC 28801    P: 828.252.7928          F: 828.253.1891

    Bluegrass Health Center – (driving distance approximately 116 miles)

    508 W 2nd Street
    Lexington, KY 40508 P: 859.252.8494          F: 859.252.5955

    Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (KRCRC) – No fees are associated with this counseling service.  Attempts will be made to match volunteer counselors of the client’s preferred faith with the client.  Counseling provided is pro-choice.

    www.krcrc.org

    P.O. Box 4065

    Louisville, KY 40204   P:1-866-606-0988

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