Family Planning clinics offer broad range of services
The purpose of the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance and services relating to the planning of families". The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing and spacing of their children.Over the past 40 years, Title X Family Planning clinics have played a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals. In addition to contraceptive services and related counseling, Title X-supported clinics provide a number of related preventive health services such as: patient education and counseling; breast and pelvic examinations; breast and cervical cancer screening according to nationally recognized standards of care; sexually transmitted disease (STD) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention education, counseling, testing and referral; and pregnancy diagnosis and counseling. By law, Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is located at 301 E. 12th in Sweetwater and can be reached at 325-235-2869), and 911 26th Street in Snyder and can be reached at 325-573-3846. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.