NewYork-Presbyterian's Family Planning Practice includes the Family Planning Center for adult and adolescent women through age 45 and the Young Men's Clinic for males ages 14-35. The Family Planning Center has been providing high-quality reproductive and sexual health services for women and adolescents since 1977. Our center is known throughout our community as a point of entry for low-income women and young people to receive comprehensive reproductive health services at no cost or low cost.
Comprehensive Family Planning, Mental Health, and Educational Services
NewYork-Presbyterian's Family Planning Center provide a full range of family planning and reproductive services, including:
- Comprehensive physical examination, medical history, and laboratory testing
- On-site/same-day availability of all contraceptive methods, including emergency contraception, IUDs and contraceptive implants
- Pregnancy testing, counseling, and referrals to NewYork-Presbyterian providers for prenatal care and childbirth
- Contraceptive services for patients after pregnancy
- Education on reproduction, contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and other topics
- Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- HIV counseling, testing, and referral services
- Screening for breast and cervical cancers
Mental Health Services
Mental health services for females and males provided at the Family Planning Center include:
- Screening for depression, substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual and child abuse
- HIV education, counseling, testing, and referrals
- Short-term social work counseling, with referrals for mental illness, substance abuse, and mental health agencies as needed
- Counseling for stress, relationship issues, and other health concerns
Services for Teens
Teens can access services on their own, and we see them regardless of whether or not they have made an appointment. Health educators help support youth in learning about their healthcare options, making healthy choices, resisting coercion, improving communication with parents and partners, and preventing unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
For more information, call our Teen Advocate at 212-305-9321.
Community Health Education
Educating members of our community is an integral component of the Family Planning Center's mission. In addition to individualized health education and counseling services, the Family Planning Center conducts community-based outreach and activities to impact public awareness on issues such as pregnancy prevention, STI and HIV prevention, male health, adolescent development and sexuality, and the availability of insurance programs. Special health education outreach initiatives target high-priority populations, such as adolescents, immigrants, and the uninsured.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance and Benefit Assistance
Because many economic and environmental factors can affect your health, we also offer on-site:
- Screening and enrollment for health insurance
- Screening and enrollment in food stamps (SNAP)
- Referrals to GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
- Referrals to employment programs
- Referrals to free legal assistance
Payment Information and Financial Assistance
We accept Medicaid and many Medicaid Managed Care Plans. If you do not have insurance, someone from our team will talk with you about insurance programs you may qualify for and help you enroll. If you are not eligible for insurance benefits, we offer a low sliding fee scale adjusted to your income. You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to be seen in the Family Planning Center.
In New York State, you can come to any Medicaid provider in or out of your health plan for the gynecologic and family planning services you need (see the list below). That means you can always come to the Family Planning Center, whether or not NewYork-Presbyterian is in your Medicaid health plan. You don't need a referral from your regular doctor. If you have Medicaid or Medicaid managed care, you can come to the Family Planning Center for:
- Birth control pills, condoms, IUDs, Depo-Provera, and contraceptive patch
- Pelvic and breast exams, including Pap tests (when part of a family planning visit)
- Pregnancy testing and referrals
- Emergency contraception
- Sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment (when part of a family planning visit)
- HIV testing and counseling (when part of a family planning visit)