”I heard the pill has horrible side effects, that you will become moodier and gain weight, is this true? Also how much does it cost?”
A: Any hormonal birth control method has risks of side effects. Everyone’s body is different; some people do not gain weight and some may gain weight when taking hormonal birth control.
Family Planning costs are based off a sliding fee scale. The cost of your appointment will be determined by your income.
“If i do not have insurance and want to get tested for STDs, how would i go about that?”
A: We recommend calling the Family Planning clinic to schedule an appointment for STD testing. The Family Planning Clinic is a Title X Clinic that gets federal funds. If a person does not have insurance, our costs are determined by family size and income and services rendered.
“im gay , im 48 yrs old i need tested for HIV and STD’s I live in Ashtabula How much does it cost, Im on Ohio medicaid and broke til first of the month, I broke up with my last lover end of june because he cheated on me and then had sex with me he doesnt use protection.”
A: The cost will determined by our sliding fee scale. Our sliding fee scale is determined by a patients income and family size. Family Planning has a clinic in Ashtabula. We recommend calling 440-992-5953 and scheduling an appointment for an STD test.
“I do not heave health insurance. I am married and my husband is leaving for Iraq in January or shortly thereafter. We want to go off my pills and see what happens, but I am on other medication that I am afraid would harm an embryo. Do you know of anywhere that I can go to consult a dr. before I might get pregnant? I have endometriosis and I have never been off of birth control so I’m fairly sure nothing will happen right away but I would have liked to talk to a Dr. first. We recently moved up here and my former Drs are all 3 hours away. Thanks.”
A: You could make an appointment with one of the nurse practitioners that the Family Planning Association to discuss your medical situation and the possibility of becoming pregnant. We operate on a sliding fee scale, so our fees are based on income and family size. Please be aware it is possible to become pregnant as soon as you stop taking pills, even if you have been taking them for a long time
”Where can I learn about the sliding scale? Also, I came here once before, but couldn’t get bc because I needed blood work years ago, will I still need that blood work done to get bc?”
A: To learn more about the Family Planning Associations sliding fee scale, you can call the office at 440-352-0608 to ask and get detailed information. To get on birth control, a patient will need to have an exam given. This includes a breast exam as well as a pelvic exam
“What does it cost in Ashtabula to get a screening for STDS?”
A: “Family Planning provides services on a sliding fee scale according to income and family size.”
“Hi, I am currently pregnant and need proof of pregnancy for medicaid, the lady at job and family services said to come to family planning. She also said it would be free since it would be for medicaid. Is this true? I really need to schedule an appt. I believe im about 4 1/2 I found out super late, would being so far along already influence the cost or anything for the first visit? Thanks!”
A: Yes, here at Family Planning we do provide pregnancy verifications for Medicaid. The cost of your visit will depend on your income and family side. It will be based off of a sliding fee scale. Medicaid will not cover the appointment because you have not yet applied for it. We recommend calling and making an appointment at the Family Planning Clinic as soon as possible.