Family Planning

Visit https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/ to apply for Medicaid or the Healthy Michigan Plan.  These programs pay for family planning services at your doctor’s office, and cover many birth control methods.
Barry Community Health Center (Hastings) and Eaton Community Health Center (Charlotte) provides family planning services to patients by appointment.  You can learn more about becoming a patient here
They can also help you to sign up for insurance, Medicaid, or the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Need free or low-cost birth control? Special clinics called Title X Family Planning Clinics get special funding to provide family planning services to teens and low income women.  These clinics offer completely confidential services to all women, a payment based on income, and very low cost medicines on-site.  Many also offer pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and other referrals.  To see a full list of Title X Family Planning Clinics, click here.

Nearby Title X Family Planning Clinics:

Planned Parenthood Centers in Michigan (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Jackson, and many others)

Ingham County Health Department (Lansing, MI)

Family Planning of Allegan County (Allegan, MI)

Mid-Michigan District Health Department (St. Johns, MI) 

Emergency Contraception

We know that obtaining emergency contraception as quickly as possible after unprotected or unplanned intercourse is important.  For those aged 17 and over, emergency contraception is readily available at local pharmacies at the pharmacy counter for approximately $50.  Your insurance will often cover this medication, however, if you obtain a physician’s prescription – call your OB/GYN or Family Practice provider.   For those 16 and younger, we recommend contacting a Title X Family Planning Clinic (see links above), as they provide confidential and low-cost services.
Think you might be pregnant?  Over the counter pregnancy tests (purchased at a local pharmacy) are very accurate in determining pregnancy.  Once you know that you have tested positive with a home pregnancy test, you can apply for Medicaid to provide medical insurance to cover your prenatal care, delivery, and recovery care.  Apply for Medicaid by visiting https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/.  If you need proof of pregnancy, we recommend visiting a Title X Family Planning Clinic (See links above), or your local OB/GYN or Family Practice doctor.