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Family Planning Clinic

Family Planning program
1001 East Ninth Street, Building B
Reno, NV 89512


Please call 328-2470 to schedule an appointment.

Location and Hours

Family Planning Location and Map

Hours
Day of Week Clinic Hours Phone Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of the month 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Program Supervisor is Stacy Hardie and you can email her or call her at 328-6144

What we do

  • Birth control counseling with most kinds of birth control available
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing and counseling (with treatment as needed)
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Testing and treatment of vaginal and bladder infections
  • Counseling regarding women's health (referrals as needed)
  • Vasectomy Services (available to low income men as funding is available)

Confidentiality

Your health care at the Washoe County Health District's Family Planning program is voluntary and confidential. This means that you are here because you have chosen to come here. It also means that no information will be given out about you without your written permission except as required by law or to provide services to you in compliance with Federal Privacy and Security Standards.

Please note that because of Nevada Law:

  • We must report Statutory Sexual Seduction. This means that if you are 15 years of age or younger and are having sex with someone 18 years of age or older and you tell us, we must report it to law enforcement.
  • We must report lewdness (sex) with a child under the age of 14. This means that if you are under the age of 14 and having sex we will have to report this to Child Protective Services.
  • We must report Child Abuse and Neglect. This means that if we have cause to believe that there is any kind of of abuse or neglect of a minor occurring, we must report it to law enforcement.
  • We must report some types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): Some types of STDs and testing will be reported (not your name) for statistical information. In some cases, a clinic nurse may call and ask you to provide information about people with whom you had sex in order to provide them with testing and treatment to limit the spread of STDs.

Cost of services

General information about fees:

  • Collecting money for clinic services is important to keeping our clinic running.
  • We ask that you pay all or part of your bill at each clinic visit.
  • Donations are always accepted.
  • Fees are based on your income, so staff will be asking for this information.

Insurance:

  • We do bill some insurance plans.
  • We accept some types of Medicaid. Please tell us about your Medicaid when scheduling an appointment.

Low cost services:

  • Our services are for individuals that don't have a lot of money.
  • We provide quality care while keeping the cost for services low.
  • Medications and methods will be provided at your visit to decrease barriers to care.

Fees by age:

17 years of age or younger:

  • The cost of of your visit to the clinic is based on your income.
  • If you are working full-time there will be a fee for your visit; however, you can make payments (you don't have to pay it in full the day of your visit).
  • If you are not working, or are working part-time, in most cases you won't receive a bill.
  • If your family is aware, the fees may be based on household income and insurance plans may be billed.
  • Fees and donations help us to keep our clinic running.

18 years of age and older:

  • The cost of the visit is based on your household income (or the amount of money earned by everyone in your household). Depending on your household income you may receive a discount in fees.
  • If someone is supporting you (family, boyfriend, husband or wife) we ask for household income and proof of that income (paycheck stubs, W-2 form, Income Tax Returns or verification letters and WMC referrals).
  • The average cost of a new visit is $60 and $50 for an annual exam.
  • Fees and donations help us to keep our clinic running.

What to Expect

  • All services provided at the Family Planning clinic are provided by Advanced Practitioners of Nursing and are confidential.
  • You will be completing paperwork and you may receive an exam.
  • Routine exams include height, weight, blood pressure, hemoglobin (iron test), breast exam and a Pap smear (in some cases) and a review of your current or new client information and information on birth control choices.

Postpartum Clients:

  • If you have a normal postpartum check-up within three months of your appointment at our clinic you may not need another exam. You will need to bring two things with you to your first appointment at our clinic:
    1. a copy of your six week postpartum exam and
    2. a copy of your Pap Smear results from the Physician or clinic where you received your exam.
  • If you have not received your postpartum check-up or if it has been more than 3 months, an exam will be necessary at the time of your visit to our program.

Birth control methods available.

  • Birth control pills (The Pill)
  • The "Minipill"
  • Emergency contraception pill
  • Depo-Provera (The Shot)
  • ParaGard IUD
  • Mirena IUD
  • Diaphragm
  • Natural family planning (Rhythm method)
  • Condoms and foam
  • Spermicidal gels and suppositories
  • Nexplanon

Get more information about birth control methods.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Related programs and resource information links:

Reno, Sparks and Washoe County Community Resource List

Affordable primary care medical services:

Women, Infants and Children Program

Financial assistance for breast and cervical exams; The Women's Health Connection

Medical assistance programs and welfare eligibility

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes. We have staff that speak Spanish and interpret in the clinic. We also have a telephone interpreting service that can assist with interpretation in many other languages.
We accept cash, check, money orders and credit cards.
  • We provide pregnancy testing and proof of pregnancy if your test is positive. We do not provide prenatal care services: however, we will tell you where to receive those services.
  • The Washoe Pregnancy Center provides prenatal care services on a sliding scale. Their phone number is (775) 982-5640.
If you take an Emergency Contraception (the Plan B pill) within 5 days of unprotected sex you can reduce your chance of pregnancy by up to 75%. You need to be seen by a nurse to receive this medication. Call the clinic ASAP to make an appointment. For weekend, holiday or evening emergency contraception providers in the local area dial 1-888-NOT-2-LATE.
Yes. All appointments are Confidential.
Yes. There are Citifare bus stops close to the Health Department along routes 2 and 12.
Social Services has information on adoption.
Contact Sexual Assault Support Services Crisis Call Center at 784-8090 or 1-800-992-5757 and they will listen to you as well as give you information about resources in the community that may help.
We see women in their reproductive years, which means during the time in their lives when they are able to have children. When a woman reaches menopause (stops having her period) we refer her to a different clinic for annual exams.
A Pap smear is a test that looks for changes of the cells on the cervix. If you would like to know more, please see the Pap Smear information sheet.
The West End Women`s Medical Group provides abortion services. The phone number is 827-0616.
The Health Department is located at the corner of 9th Street and Wells Ave., just off the freeway and next to the fairgrounds. The address is 1001 East 9th Street, Building B. If you are traveling North on Wells, the entrance to the clinic is the first right (into the parking lot) after passing 9th Street. You can enter the door marked CLINIC SERVICES.