Question: Hello, my husband and I are trying to have a baby without any luck in the past year. Does family planning offer any services for our situation?
Answer: Family Planning would be able to provide a pelvic exam to determine if you are healthy and your reproductive organs are functioning normally. We also can provide counseling services if that is appropriate for your situation. If you would like to start the initial exam process with us, please call 440-352-0608 to set up an appointment. Moving forward, a gynecologist’s office should be able to provide further services including blood and infertility testing for you and your partner.
Question: Do you help women who may have endometriosis?
Answer: At Family Planning, we can see women with endometriosis. We do not have the equipment to officially diagnose endometriosis, but we can provide treatment to help with pain that someone might be experiencing. If you’d like to come in for an exam and speak with a nurse about symptoms that are occurring, please call us at 440-352-0608.
“I need the morning after pill, but i’m only 14. Would i still be able to get it from family planning?”
A: “The morning after pill is available at Family Planning. You must make an appointment and meet with a nurse before receiving the medication.”
“When are the free teen clinics at? What time?”
A: At Family Planning, the teen clinics at our Painesville location are held every other Monday from 3:00 – 5:00. At our Ashtabula location, teen clinics are held every other Monday from 2:30 – 4:00.
“What services do you provide for children?”
A: Family Planning provides services to anyone over the age of 13. We provide pregnancy testing, STI testing/treatment, annual exams, and counseling services. If still interested in learning more about Family Planning, visit our website www.fpaneo.org or call our clinic at 440-352-0608.
“Do you supply ultrasounds when a girl is pregnant?”
A: No, here at Family Planning we do not do ultrasounds. We can write an order for a patient to get an ultrasound, but the patient will need to cover the cost.
“Does family planning provide services to teens?”
A: “Yes. The Family Planning Association provides confidential services to teens on a sliding fee scale according to income and family size. Teens do not need parent/guardian permission to receive services; however, we encourage teens to share their decision to come to Family Planning with a parent/guardian but we also understand that may not be possible. Family Planning also accepts insurance, medicaid and donations. Services include annual exams, birth control methods, the morning after pill, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy testing, and education/counseling services. For more information about teen clinics or to schedule an appointment contact the Family Planning Association in Painesville at 440-352-0608 or Ashtabula at 440-992-5953.
“I am a client of family planning although I haven’t used the serviced for quite awhile. I am currently being asked to have a diagnostic mammogram which will cost $250-$300. I was wondering if you know of anywhere I might
be able to get discounted help.”
A: “Women that meet specific guidelines may qualify for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project. Contact the Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio at 440-992-5953 or 440-352-0608 for more information regarding this project.”
“What kind of stds/stis can I be tested for at the lake county family planning?”
A: “The Family Planning Association can screen for many sexually transmitted infections including but not limited to chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of a STI, contact Family Planning or your health care provider for testing.”
“I got the Mirena put in and i was supposed to get it removed on March 12. I’m at a transitional control program in Cleveland. Is there a Family Planning in downtown where I can make an appointment to get it removed and another on put in?”
A: We only have 2 locations for the Family Planning Association in Northeast Ohio; Painesville and Ashtabula. If interested, you can call and we can provide you with other resources if needed.