Family Planning/Birth Control
Jefferson County Public Health Clinic provides all birth control methods, including emergency contraception, to help plan or prevent pregnancy. We are happy to help you decide what method is best for you.
The implant is 99% effective. The birth control implant (AKA Nexplanon) is a tiny, thin rod about the size of a matchstick. The implant releases hormones into your body that prevent you from getting pregnant.
The Patch is 91% effective. The transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin of your belly, upper arm, butt, or back. Put a new patch on every week for 3 weeks, and it releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. Then you get a week off before you repeat the cycle.
The Ring is 91% effective. The birth control ring (AKA NuvaRing) is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear inside your vagina. The small, flexible ring prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones into your body. The ring is really effective if you always use it the right way.
The Pill is 91% effective. Birth control pills are a kind of medicine with hormones that you take every day to prevent pregnancy. There are many different brands of pills. The pill is safe, affordable, and effective if you always take it on time.
The shot is 94% effective. The depo shot (AKA Depo-Provera) is an injection you get from a nurse or doctor once every 3 months. It’s a safe, convenient, and private birth control method that works really well if you always get it on time.
The IUD is 99% effective. An IUD is a tiny device that’s inserted in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there. We offer the following IUD’s at the clinics: ParaGard (copper), Mirena, and Kyleena (both hormonal).
Condoms are thin, stretchy pouches that you wear on your penis during sex. Condoms provide great protection from both pregnancy and STDs. They’re easy to use and easy to get.
Ella emergency contraception prevents pregnancy up to 5 days after sex. It’s more effective than other morning-after pills, but you need a prescription to get it. Meaning you need to see a provider to be given it. Ella lowers your chances of getting pregnant by 85 percent if you take it within 5 days after unprotected sex.
The Plan B pill works best when you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex. You do not need a prescription for Plan B, this is given out on a walk-in basis. We offer it for $10 or we can bill insurance. Plan B can lower your chance of getting pregnant by 75-89% if you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex.
For more information please call 360-385-9400 to set up a Birth Control consultation.