BEDHD does not offer direct family planning services (we do not prescribe birth control or emergency contraceptives), but we are committed to getting you to the providers that you need. Local places that provide family planning services are as listed below.
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Community health centers accept most insurances, including Medicaid and Healthy Michigan. A reduced, sliding-fee payment scale is also available for all services for those without insurance. Our local community health centers are:
- Cherry Health–Barry Community Health Center (Hastings); by appointment
- Cherry Health–Eaton Community Health Center (Charlotte); by appointment
Title X Family Planning Clinics get special funding to provide family planning services—including free or low-cost birth control—to teens and low-income women. These clinics offer completely confidential services to all women, a payment based on income, and very low cost medications. Many also offer pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and other referrals. To see a full list of Michigan Title X Family Planning Clinics, click here.
Nearby Title X Family Planning Clinics:
- Planned Parenthood Centers (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson, and many others)
- Ingham Community Health Centers (Lansing, MI)
- Mid-Michigan District Health Department (St. Johns, MI)
Think you might be pregnant? Over-the-counter pregnancy tests (purchased at a local store or pharmacy) are very accurate in pregnancy testing.
If you have tested positive on a home pregnancy test, you can apply for Medicaid to provide medical insurance to cover prenatal care, delivery, and recovery care. Apply for Medicaid here. If you need proof of pregnancy, we recommend visiting a Title X Family Planning Clinic (see links above) or your local OB/GYN or family practice doctor.
Both BEDHD offices, along with several local businesses, offer free condoms. Learn more at our "Wear One Campaign" webpage.