ServicesFamily Planning & STD Testing

The program provides services to help you prevent unintended pregnancy and maintain your reproductive health. The Family Planning program plays a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related sexual health services for low-income or uninsured males and females.

To Schedule An Appointment

Phone: 815-748-2420
Fax: 815-748-2493

Our clinicians provide a confidential healthcare experience that is sensitive to your needs. Family Planning provides:

  • Affordable sexual health exams
  • Methods of birth control
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Counseling to assist with health and wellness

We encourage you to take charge of your health and learn more.

Fees and Eligibility

Fees are based on your family size and income, and vary depending on services. Please check with the staff. Medicaid and private insurance are billed when applicable. Payment is requested at the time of service, and can be made by cash, checks and credit/debit cards with valid identification. Services will not be denied due to inability to pay.

Effective 01/04/2024, a credit card fee of 2.25% will be applied to all debit and credit card transactions. A minimum of $1.00 will be applied.

Program funding from Illinois Family Planning Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

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A) Call the program at 815-748-2420. If you do not reach us, leave a name and number, and the staff will call you back.

A) Yes, we assure confidentiality at all times.

A) We offer a broad range of effective, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- approved birth control methods.
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A) A photo ID, a recent pay stub for yourself if you are working, and a recent pay stub for your spouse if you are married, and your insurance card if you have insurance.

A) If your appointment is for birth control, you will meet first with a public health nurse or associate. You will then see a clinician for a routine gynecological exam. Then, you will meet with the nurse or associate again to review your birth control method and any further follow up if needed. 

A) Appointment times vary, but a comprehensive appointment may take up to 2 hours. Most other appointments take 15 to 30 minutes.

A) Yes, we have female nurse practitioners available. You can ask for a female when you call to make your appointment.

A) No. However, it may take longer to get an appointment, as priority is given to DeKalb County residents.

A) Confidential services can be requested by anyone of any age.

A) Sexual health is also about guys. Men can come to the Health Department for sexual and reproductive health services. Testing and treatment of STD’s are available to all men and women. Getting tested is a great way to protect the sexual health of yourself and your partner(s). Free condoms are available for STD and pregnancy prevention.

A) You can make an appointment for a pregnancy test. We offer options counseling, in addition to referral information as requested.

A) The morning after pill, or emergency contraception (ECP’s), can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 89%. It is available over the counter at most pharmacies. Please contact the program at 815-748-2420 for more information.