Question: Is it possible to get the abortion pill from your company? If it is possible, would parent consent be required?
Answer: Family Planning does not provide abortion services. We do provide all-options counseling for women who test positive for pregnancy so that they can make an informed choice. Depending on your situation you may be able to consider emergency contraception – this is a high dose of birth control pill (not the abortion pill) that a woman can take up to 3 days after having unprotected sex to help reduce her risk of getting pregnant. We do have Plan B available at Family Planning; you can also get it over the counter at most drug stores/ pharmacies at any age. If the unprotected sex was up to 5 days ago you may be able to get an IUD inserted called ParaGard. This particular birth control method works very effectively as emergency contraception if within 5 days, and can be left in for up to 10 years for continuing birth control. If these are not an option, you should consider making an appointment to see a health care provider and get a pregnancy test – to do this with Family Planning please call 440-352-0608 and hear about your options whether the test is positive or negative. If you are already positive that you are pregnant, abortion services are available in Cuyahoga County (you cannot get these services in Lake, Geauga, or Ashtabula Counties). You can make an appointment with them to discuss your options as well, however you will need consent from one parent if you are under the age of 18. Minors are able to obtain judicial court by-pass for certain circumstances, and a counselor at one of these clinics would help you with that process as well. For referral resources and further information, please call Family Planning at 440-352-0608 to schedule an appointment at any of our four locations.
Question: Hello. I was interested in getting a full std testing ran. I’m a bisexual woman currently in a same sex relationship. My last partner was a man and may or may not have been faithful. My partner has never been with a man but has had a larger number or partners. We would both like to get a full testing done just to know were totally safe before we start trying for kids. Do you offer that and what does it run?
Answer: Family Planning offers chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B and rapid HIV testing. All services, including STI testing, are offered on a sliding fee scale. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay. Please call 440-352-0608 to schedule an appointment at any of our four locations.
Question: Hi there! I have Ohio Medicaid. I need to get a full STD test. Do you accept Ohio Medicaid and if you do how should I go about setting up an appointment? Thank you!
Answer: The Family Planning Association does accept various insurance providers, including Medicaid. Please call 440-352-0608 to schedule an appointment for STI testing.
Question: Can i get the day after pill from you without having to pay? There was something unexpected that happened and i cant afford it.
Answer: Family Planning works off of a sliding fee scale if a client does not have private insurance or Medicaid. The clinic will ask you how much income your household brings in and how many people are living off of that income. However, Family Planning can offer you services regardless of your ability to pay.
Emergency contraception needs to be administered within 72 hours of the unprotected sexual act. Please call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment 352-0608.
Question: I switched birth controls 3 months ago and now I had my period for almost 2 weeks mid pill cycle and now I am getting it every other day. It goes away then comes back. I don’t know what it is
Answer: Break-thru-bleeding is nothing to worry about during the first three (3) months on the pill, if you change from one pill to another, if you miss a pill, or if you are late taking a pill. If the bleeding lasts from more than 3 cycles, please call 440-352-0608 and make an appointment with the nurse.
Question: Do you have to have a parent to go in? I might have something wrong with my vagina
Answer: Family Planning always encourages parental involvement. FPA feels it is important to have a support system when it come to a client’s health and well being. However, parental presence is not required in order to schedule an appointment at Family Planning. Please call 352-0608
Question: DO you accept Caresource insurance?
Answer: Yes, not only does Family Planning accept Caresource, we are in-network with a large variety of private and Medicaid insurance providers. Please call 352-0608 to make an appointment.
Question: So yesterday, my boyfriends mother found out that we’ve begun having sex in our relationship. She thinks that it would be a good idea to visit family planning so that we can be safe. I’ll be 20 here in a couple months though and know that if I asked my father about anything sex related that he would flip. I do have his insurance card, however. So I guess my questions are;
-How much is birth control with or w/o insurance?
-If I made an appointment, what all would happen?
-How much is an appointment, is there a fee?
Cost is a big issue for me, so that’s mainly where my questions reside. Thank you.
Answer: Under the Affordable Care Act all preventative services, including reproductive health and birth control, are covered at no cost. However, these services would be itemized on your fathers insurance explanation of benefits or EOB. If you choose not to use your father’s private insurance, Family Planning deciphers a fee based on family size and income of the household. However, FPA never refuses services based on your ability to pay.
Once you make an appointment, the visit itself is like an ordinary appointment at the doctors office. The medical staff will take your blood pressure, height, weight and go over your medical history. Then, you will be screened for pregnancy, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. After, you will speak with a nurse on what birth control options would be best for you. Please call to schedule an appointment at 440-352-0608.
Question: Do u do blood tests for pregnancy
Answer: We offer urine screening for pregnancy verification at Family Planning Association. Please call 440-352-0608 to schedule an appointment.
Question: I have irregular menstrual cycles and my tubes are tied. Can I get in birth control to help regulate me? I hate my body!
Answer: Yes, birth control is an option to help regulate menstrual cycles, even for women who have their tubes tied. Please call us if you’d like to speak with a nurse or schedule an appointment. 440-352-0608