- How do I get services?
You can schedule appointments by calling 704-853-5009. We are located at 991 W. Hudson Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052.
- How much does it cost?
We accept insurance and Medicaid. For patients who don’t have insurance, we offer a sliding fee scale based on income and ability to pay. For questions about costs and payment, please call 704-853-5009.
- What services do you offer?
Please visit our services offered page here. Please note that we are not a primary care provider. We specialize in birth control and sexually transmitted infection management. Our clinic also provides proactive screenings for common reproductive health issues, such as breast exams and pap smears.
- Who is eligible for services?
Both men and women of reproductive age (approximately 12-52) are eligible for care at our clinic.
If you have had any procedure that prevents you from becoming pregnant (like a tubal ligation, hysterectomy, ablation, or Essure procedure), are postmenopausal, or are over the age of 52, you will not qualify for Family Planning services. Consult your primary care provider or OBGYN if you are due for a pap smear or breast exam.
If you are between 50 and 64 and need a pap smear, breast exam, or mammogram, you may be eligible for our Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program.
- Do you accept male patients? Do you only see women?
We serve both men and women! Our clinic offers annual exams, contraception, and vasectomy pre-counseling.
- Can you help me get a vasectomy? I have questions.
A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control for men who do not want any more children. The procedure consists of cutting the tubes that transport sperm in the scrotum. It is a simple and safe procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office.
We cannot perform vasectomies at the Health Department; however, we can complete pre-procedure counseling and referral through the Regional Vasectomy Program. This program is available for men ages 21 and older who are uninsured. Vasectomies are billed on a sliding scale based on income and may be free for those who qualify.
To learn more about the program, visit the Regional Vasectomy Program website.
Before making a final decision, patients are provided extensive education and counseling to help them understand the permanent nature of sterilization and the different methods of birth control offered through the Health Department.
For an appointment, call 704-853-5009.
If you have Family Planning Medicaid, we can see you for a yearly visit and refer you to a urologist for the vasectomy.
If you have private insurance or Medicaid and are interested in getting a vasectomy, you should reach out to your primary care doctor or urologist.
- Do you accept Medicaid? What is the Be Smart Program?
Yes, we accept Medicaid. You may be eligible for the Be Smart Program, which provides:
- Initial and Annual Family planning exams
- Follow-up family planning visits
- Birth control and family planning counseling
- Pregnancy tests
- Some types of birth control methods like the pill, the shot and IUDs, as well as vasectomies and tubal ligations
- Family planning lab tests
- HIV testing
- Limited screening for sexually transmitted infections
- Pap Smear Screenings
- Help on when or if to have a baby
For information on the Be Smart Program and eligibility, call us at 704-853-5009.