Southeast Kansas Multi-County 
Health Departments

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What is Family Planning?

Family planning is the voluntary planning and action taken by individuals to prevent, delay or achieve a pregnancy. Family planning services include counseling and education, preconception care, screening and laboratory tests, and various FDA approved methods of contraception.


Our Family Planning Clinics are split between two appointments.The first is done with the nurse and can be done at anytime. The second is with the doctor on clinic day and days may vary by location. 


First Visit:

  • History
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Hemoglobin (test for anemia)
  • Blood sugar test
  • Urinalysis
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Assessment of immunizations
  • Birth Control consultation
  • STD testing as indicated (24 yrs. old and younger)


Second Visit:

  • Pap smear
  • Breast exam
  • Pelvic exam

 ACOG Guidelines for Pap Smear: 
  • Cervical Cancer screenings should start at age 21
  • Women aged 21-29 years should have a Pap test every 3 years.
  • Women aged 30-65 years should have a Pap test and an HPV test (co-testing) every 5 years (preferred). It is acceptable to have a Pap test alone every 3 years. 
  • Women should stop having cervical cancer screening after age 65 years if they do not have a history of moderate or severe dysplasia or cancer and they have had either three negative Pap test results in a row or two negative co-test results in a row within the past 10 years, with the most recent test performed within the last 5 years. 
  • Women who have a history of cervical cancer, are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), have a weakened immune system, or who were exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) before birth should not follow these routine guidelines. 

Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department observes all HIPPA requirements.  You may authorize us to allow a specific individual to pick up information or supplies for you.  By law, minors may receive services without parental knowledge or consent.