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Family Planning

At our VAST network of Georgia Family Planning System (GFPS) locationsour goal is to help individuals, couples, and families with every aspect of family planning.  We provide all birth control options to help you prevent becoming pregnant until you are ready.  We work with expectant mothers to help ensure healthy and positive outcomes after birth for both mom and baby.  We connect you and your family to healthcare information and preventative health services.

GFPS provides all FDA-approved contraceptive methods and related counseling.  We offer or connect women to breast and cervical cancer screenings, pregnancy testing, and counseling.  We offer screenings, treatment, and counseling for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS for women, men and adolescents.

Numerous birth control methods are available for you to consider. We can help you decide which contraceptive method works best for you. Some of the methods we offer include a pill you can take every day, a patch that you change once a week, or an IUD that provides at least five continuous years of effective birth control. Other contraceptive methods to consider are the cervical cap, Emergency Contraception, and the vaginal ring.  Your contraception choice depends on your family plans and the best method for you at this time in your life.

The only birth control methods that protect you from contracting an STI or HIV/AIDS are abstinence and condoms.  We encourage you to discuss STI and HIV/AIDS prevention at one of our Georgia based health centers or doctor's offices.

GFPS also offers services to help you maintain your reproductive health and fertility. Many factors affect your reproductive health including age, lifestyle and overall health. Other reproductive health services include Pap tests, urinary tract Infections, female and male reproductive cancers, amenorrhea (abnormal absence of your cycle) and more.

To schedule an appointment or if you have questions about birth control, family planning or your reproductive health, please contact the Family Planning Access Point closest to you.

Our Wide Range of Family Planning Solutions

Birth Control

  • Abstinence

    Not having sex is the only birth control method proven to prevent unwanted pregnancy and from preventing any sexually transmitted disease or infection.

  • Sterilization

    Surgical Sterilization for Women/Men

  • Implants

    A small rod that is put into your arm and keeps your ovaries from releasing eggs for three years.

  • IUD

    A piece of plastic shaped like a “t” that is put into your uterus to stop sperm from entering your uterus. The IUD can prevent pregnancy for up to twelve years.

  • Injectable

    A shot is given every three months in your arm or buttocks that keep your ovaries from releasing eggs.

  • Birth Control Pills

    A pill taken by mouth once a day, every day, that keeps your ovaries from releasing eggs and preventing pregnancy.


    A barrier method of birth control for a woman after she is fitted by her doctor and receives a prescription.

  • Patch

    A thin, square piece of plastic that sticks to your skin and keeps your ovaries from releasing eggs.

  • The Ring

    A small ring-shaped device that fits into your vagina and keeps your ovaries from releasing eggs.

  • Sponge

    A small plastic piece of foam that fits into your vagina and prevents sperm from entering your uterus.

  • Male Condom

    A thin layer of latex or non-latex that slides over the penis to stop sperm from entering your body.

  • Female Condom

    A latex pouch that fits into your vagina and extends outside the vagina to keep sperm from entering your body.

Additional Services

  • Preconception Health

    Healthcare you receive that prepares you for a healthy pregnancy in the future.

  • Pregnancy Testing

    A blood and/or urine test is taken to determine pregnancy.

  • Primary Healthcare Services

    Routine healthcare services that promote healthy lifestyles, early disease detection, disease prevention, and treatment.

  • STI Testing and Treatment

    Confidential sexually transmitted infection testing, treatment, and counseling for adults and teens.

  • Teen Clinic

    Youth-friendly centers that offer confidential reproductive and sexual health care services to young adults.

  • Fertility Awareness Methods

    Methods to track your period and ovulation cycles to help prevent pregnancy. These methods include the Calendar (Rhythm) Method, Cervical Mucus Method, and Basic Body Temperature Method.

  • HIV/AIDS Testing and Treatment

    Confidential testing, treatment, and counseling services for adult and adolescent males and females.

  • Preventative Services

    Focus on disease prevention and health maintenance. Services include immunizations, physical exams, and cancer screenings.

  • Basic Infertility Care

    These are services designed to support you and your partner if you are having difficulty conceiving. Basic infertility care should be sought if the desired pregnancy has not been achieved after having unprotected sex for at least six months.

Our extensive programs ensure that every member of your family will be offered the right type of care they need to help prevent or treat illnesses and maintain their good health. Our partner locations offer a wide range of primary healthcare services and programs, which vary by location. To schedule an appointment, we encourage you to please call the partner location or family planning access point that is most accessible for you.

GFPS Integrated Family Planning Services

Georgia Family Planning System providers deliver integrated family planning and primary care services to help individuals and families maintain optimal health. Family planning services are available through multiple wings of care, including Women’s Health, Adult Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, and Dental.

  • Birth Control Methods

    Condoms -(Male and female)
    Emergency Contraception
    Fertility Awareness-Based Method(s)
    IUD (hormonal and non-hormonal)

  • Pregnancy Services

    Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
    Achieving Pregnancy Services
    Basic Infertility Services

  • Cancer Screenings and Prevention

    Cervical Cancer Screening
    Breast Cancer Screening
    HPV Vaccine

  • Women’s/Men’s Health

    Folic Acid Supplementation
    Intimate Partner Violence Screening
    Alcohol and Other Drug Use Screening
    Tobacco Use Screening
    Depression Screening
    Blood Pressure Screening
    Diabetes Screening

  • HIV Testing and Screening

    HIV Testing
    PrEP for HIV Prevention

  • Adult Medicine

    We offer low-cost adult medicine, internal medicine, and family practice services for every member of your family.  We specialize in early detection and prevention.  Our board certified or board eligible physicians provide comprehensive physical exams and can answer your questions regarding hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions (heart disease).

  • Behavior Health

    Confidential individual and group counseling sessions are available to help you deal with work-related stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, emotional pressures and anger management.  Pre-marital, marital, family, divorce and family planning counseling services are available for individuals, couples, and families.

  • Dental

    It's important for every pregnant woman to understand the impact of your pregnancy on your oral health and the potential health of your baby.  Affordable dental care is available for children and adults.  Services include comprehensive exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.  We also offer referrals for orthodontics, dentures, and partials.

  • Laboratory

    Our convenient partner locations provide on-site laboratory services that include complete blood count, testing for thyroids, anemia, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, liver function, urinary tract infections, and cancer function.  Laboratory services are offered at a discounted rate and are quick and confidential.

  • Pediatrics/Adolescents

    Compassionate and friendly pediatricians are available to help you make sure your child stays healthy.  We offer well-child checks, sports physicals, school physicals, immunizations, hearing and vision services.

  • Pharmacy

    Pharmacy services are conveniently located within our partners’ facilities.  On-site pharmacy services include prescription fills, refills, refill reminders, patient medication counseling, drug safety, drug education and smoking cessation programs.  Our physicians work with our pharmacy staff and you to determine a medication plan that is effective and affordable.

  • Women’s Health & OB/GYN

    Our highly trained obstetricians, gynecologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide comprehensive medical services for women. We offer pap smears, well woman exams (annuals, physicals), colposcopy & treatment of abnormal pap smears.  We also offer routine and high-risk obstetrics and postpartum care, infertility evaluations, management of abnormal uterine bleeding, management of uterine fibroids, minor and major GYN surgery.

Additional programs include:

  • ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Assistance

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace offers affordable health insurance plans in Georgia.  Our partners have licensed Navigators and Certified Application Assistant Counselors who are available to help you understand how to apply for coverage and to help you choose the best health plan for you and your family. Our services are free.  You do not have to be a patient for us to provide assistance.

  • Asthma Management

    Our Asthma Management program is designed to educate the community on asthma symptoms and teach asthma patients how to recognize and avoid asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen, tobacco and fireplace smoke, and pets.  We offer personalized asthma management plans for prevention, maintenance, and emergency situations.

  • Cancer Screenings

    Our comprehensive cancer programs include colon, breast, cervical and prostate screenings and treatment. Did you know many prostate cancer treatments may cause infertility?  We can help you determine prostate treatment techniques that can help you preserve your fertility before you began cancer treatment. Free or discounted screenings and mammograms programs are available for patients who qualify. Our cancer program partners include Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, and St. Joseph’s Mercy Care.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes can be controlled with the proper understanding of what works for your body and what does not.  Early detection is the key to controlling diabetes in children and adults.  We provide health education to include finding the right exercise program for you, medication management, healthy cooking demonstrations, blood pressure screenings, and blood sugar screenings.

  • Planning for Healthy Babies SM

    If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 44, meets the monthly family income limits and resides in the state of Georgia, you may qualify for Georgia’s Planning for Healthy Babies SM program.  Coverage includes payment for annual physical exams, pap smears, contraceptives, multivitamins, family planning services and counseling, dental exams, primary healthcare services and substance abuse

  • Teen Clinic

    For partner locations that offer teen clinics, our goal is to provide a safe confidential place for youth to learn about their bodies and make smart healthcare choices.  In addition to providing healthcare services for young adults, teen clinics also provide resources for dealing with anger management, bullying, depression, drug & alcohol abuse, eating disorder, sexual abuse, and date rape.

  • Translation Services

    Friendly and professional staff members are available to provide translation services in Spanish, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, German, and Italian.   We provide access to free translation call centers during your appointment.

  • Weight Reduction

    The obesity rate for women in the US has increased over the past 20 years.  More than one-half of pregnant women are overweight or obese.  We encourage physical activities and the development of healthy eating habits for children and adults. We offer customized plans that include medical treatment, weight reduction, exercise, and healthy life skills that fit your needs.

Georgia Family Planning System

    • Administrative Office | 640 North Avenue, NW| Suite 101 | Atlanta, GA  30318
      O: 404.572.5850 | F: 404.835.0365
      [email protected]
      Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed for major holidays)

Administrative Team

  • Michael W. Brooks, MD, MBA
    Grant Administrator | Project Director
    640 North Avenue, NW | Suite 101 |Atlanta, GA  30318
    O:  404.752.1400
    [email protected]
  • Sara Shay Sullivan
    Program Director
    640 North Avenue, NW | Suite 101 |Atlanta, GA  30318
    O: 404.662.6003  
    [email protected]
  • Carla Knight
    Project Administrative Assistant
    640 North Avenue, NW| Suite 101 |Atlanta, GA  30318
    O:  404.572.5850 
    [email protected]
  • Elizabeth Stallcup, MPH
    Training & Assessment Specialist
    640 North Avenue, NW | Suite 101 |Atlanta, GA  30318
    O:  404.405.7326
    [email protected]
  • Peyton Williams
    Program Manager
    640 North Avenue, NW | Suite 101 |Atlanta, GA  30318
    O: 404.402.7876
    [email protected]
  • Pamela L. Brooks, BSN
    Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Nurse Manager
    GPCA | 315 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue |  Suite 1000 | Decatur, GA 30030 
    O: 404.270.2166 
    [email protected]
  • Dave Luke
    Project Data Manager
    GPCA | 315 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue | Suite 1000 | Decatur, GA 30030 
    O: 404.270.2174 
    [email protected]
  • Cathy S. Bowden, MAHCA, CPC, CPMA, CHISP
    Information Management Coordinator
    GPCA | 315 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue |  Suite 1000 | Decatur, GA 30030 
    O: 404.270.2178 
    [email protected]
  • Debbie Channell
    TA & Training Specialist
    GPCA | 315 W. Ponce De Leon Avenue |  Suite 1000 | Decatur, GA 30030 
    O: 404.270.2168
    [email protected]
  • Margarethia Bledsoe
    Director of Marketing & Outreach
    The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. | 868 York Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30310
    O: 404.756.6874
    [email protected]

Contact Us for More Information

All healthcare requests and medical questions are strictly confidential. All requests for medical information, advice or appointments are protected under HIPAA laws.

Admin Office

1447 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30309