Knox County Health Department

Family Planning

Family Planning includes the following confidential services for women, men. and adolescents:

Medical Services:

  • Height, weight and blood pressure evaluation
  • Pap testing & pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
  • Birth Control Methods
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Sterilization (male & female)
  • Other Lab tests, if needed
  • Immunizations, if needed

Education and Counseling:

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices, including: good nutrition, exercise, avoiding harmful

substances, and tobacco cessation.

  • Self Breast/Testicular Exams
  • STD/HIV Risks
  • Preconception Health/Folic Acid
  • Options Counseling
  • Infertility
  • Referrals & linkages with community resources

The results of your check-up and lab tests will be explained to you. Family planning staff will help you choose the appropriate method of birth control and teach you ways to stay healthy. Staff members will answer any questions you may have. You will receive birth control method education and counseling, including Natural Family Planning and abstinance education.

Benefits of Family Planning

  • Having children when you want them
  • Being able to prepare financially for your children
  • Becoming healthier before and during pregnancy
  • Not worrying about an unwanted pregnancy
  • Making your own decisions about birth control