Family planning services are available to men and women, including:
Pap smears and pelvic exams
Birth control, including emergency contraception
Exams are available by appointment. The fee is based on your income and Medicaid is accepted.
Walk-in clinic hours for birth control method refills (established clients only):
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am - 11am and 2pm - 4pm.
Take Charge is a state and federally funded program providing family planning services (including free birth control) to women and men in Washington state. You may apply for this program at our office.
Take Charge services: Free birth control and much more
Take Charge coverage is for one full year. Upon approval, you may receive:
- Well-woman exam and information about birth control
- Access to all birth control methods including: pill, patch, implant, vaginal ring, shot, IUD, condoms and sterilization (vasectomy or tubal ligation)
- Emergency contraception (a.k.a. the morning-after pill)
- Testing for sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia and gonorrhea only) during the well-woman exam for women 25 and younger.
(Take Charge does not cover the cost of follow-up examinations for abnormal Pap smears, immunizations, abortion, HIV testing or STD treatment.)
Who is eligible for Take Charge?
Take Charge is for Washington state residents who are US citizens or legal permanent residents who want to prevent pregnancy. To qualify for Take Charge, you cannot already be pregnant and you must meet income guidelines.
Teens and Take Charge
If you are 18 or younger living with your parent(s), you may be covered by their health insurance. If your parents know you are using birth control, please bring their health insurance information with you to your appointment. You can apply for Take Charge.
If you do not want your parents to know you're using birth control and you want to keep the services you receive confidential, you may apply for Take Charge. Your parents' insurance will not be billed.
Take Charge application
Get started today! Sign up for Take Charge at our office. Please bring the following with you to your appointment:
- Proof of income: Pay stubs from the previous 30 days. Teens do not need to report their parents' income. Patients receiving unemployment benefits or making less than $500 per month need to provide an explanation of how they are meeting their needs.
- Proof of citizenship/residency: State- or government-issued identification and a valid Washington state address. A valid social security number and an unexpired LPR or "green card" if you are a permanent resident.
- Proof of insurance: If you have other medical insurance, your private insurance will be billed first. If they do not cover your family planning services, we will bill Take Charge.
Call (360) 532-8631 and request an appointment or visit our office. We'll be happy to answer your questions and start you on your way to a year of free birth control.