The Henry and Stark County Health Departments and their First Choice Healthcare Clinics in Kewanee and Colona note that September 26th has been designated World Contraception Day
The primary goal of World Contraception Day campaign centers around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
With this in mind, we believe World Contraception Day is also an opportune time to remind area residents that our First Choice Healthcare Clinics offer confidential services:
~ Free Condoms
~ STD Testing for Males and Females
~ Treatment of STDs
~ Contraceptive Supplies
~ Preventative immunizations against such STDs as Hepatitis B and HPV ~ Counseling, Education, and Referral
~ Expedited Partner Treatment
"Though the subjects of Contraception, Condoms and STDs may not be comfortable healthcare issues to discuss; we want people to remember we are a source of confidential education, prevention, testing and treatment. And we are literally just a phone call away. People should know we offer the tools and services people need to stay healthy."
First Choice Healthcare accepts medicaid payments, insurance, and cash payment. A sliding fee scale, based on the client's income, has been established to assist low-income families to obtain services. In addition, grant funds are available for those who meet certain eligibility requirements.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call our First Choice Healthcare locations at (309) 852-5272 KEWANEE or (309) 792-4011 COLONA. You may also find us on Facebook at First Choice Healthcare or Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram.