Healthcare Services

Healthcare Services

The Right Place. The Right Time.

We’re here to help you find the best family planning & primary healthcare solutions for you.

Affordable & Confidential Family Planning & Healthcare in Georgia

Pregnancy Planning & Prevention

Achieving Pregnancy Services
Basic Infertility Services
Contraceptive counseling
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling

Birth Control

FDA-approved contraceptive methods
Sexual risk avoidance

STD Testing, Treatment, & Vaccines

Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
HIV (including linkage to care)
HPV
Syphilis

Cancer Screenings & Prevention

Breast
Cervical

Primary Health Services

Adult Medicine
Behavioral Health
Dental
Immunizations
Pediatric/Adolescent
Referrals for Specialty Services

Primary Health Screenings

Alcohol, Drug & Tobacco
Blood Pressure
Depression
Diabetes
Intimate Partner Violence
Weight Management

Abstinence

Avoiding all sexual activity

Effectiveness: 100%

Frequently used: Every day

Side effect: None

Menstrual changes: none

Hormonal: No

Cervical Cap

Silicone cup that you insert into your vagina to cover your cervix to keep sperm out of your uterus

Effectiveness: 80%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: Allergic reaction, bladder infection, or irritation

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Diaphragm

Silicone, dome-shaped cup that you insert into your vagina to cover your cervix to keep sperm out of your uterus

Effectiveness: 83%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: Allergic reaction, bladder infection, or irritation

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Emergency Contraception pills

Taken after someone who can get pregnant has unprotected sex to stop a pregnancy before it starts.

Effectiveness: 97%

Frequently used: Every day

Side effect: Nausea, cramping, fatigue, headaches, dizziness

Menstrual changes: Spotting/Unpredictable

Hormonal: Yes

Female Condoms (Internal)

Worn inside the vagina for pregnancy prevention and STI prevention

Effectiveness: 79%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: Irritation

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Fertility Awareness-Based Methods

Tracking of your menstrual cycle that helps you determine when you should avoid unprotected sex

Effectiveness: 85%

Frequently used: Every day

Side effect: None

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Hormonal IUDs

Small T-shaped device placed inside uterus

Effectiveness: >99%

Frequently used: up to 6 years

Side effect: Weight changes, headaches and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: Lighter, infrequent, or No periods

Hormonal: Yes

Implant

Small rod, about the size of a matchstick, that’s inserted under the skin of your upper arm

Effectiveness: >99%

Frequently used: up to 3 years

Side effect: Weight changes, headaches and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: lighter, infrequent, or No periods

Hormonal: Yes

Lactational Amenorrhea Method (Breastfeeding)

Form of birth control where you rely exclusively on breastfeeding to prevent pregnancy

Effectiveness: 98%

Frequently used: Every 4-6 hours

Side effect: None

Menstrual changes: No periods

Hormonal: No

Male Condoms (External)

Slips over the penis to prevent pregnancy and lower the risk of STIs by keeping sperm out of the vagina

Effectiveness: 87%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: Irritation

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Non-Hormonal IUDs

Small, T-shaped device placed inside uterus

Effectiveness: >99%

Frequently used: up to 10 years

Side effect: Increased cramps

Menstrual changes: Heavier periods

Hormonal: No

Patch

Thin square that sticks to your skin that releases hormones to prevent your ovaries from releasing eggs

Effectiveness: 93%

Frequently used: Weekly

Side effect: Irritation, weight changes, headaches, and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: Lighter, regular periods

Hormonal: Yes

Pill

Releases hormones that keep your ovaries from releasing eggs

Effectiveness: 93%

Frequently used: Every day

Side effect: Weight changes, headaches and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: Lighter, regular periods

Hormonal: Yes

Progestin-only Pill

Releases hormones that keep your ovaries from releasing eggs

Effectiveness: 93%

Frequently used: Everyday

Side effect: Weight changes, headaches and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: Lighter, infrequent, or No periods

Hormonal: Yes

Ring

Small, flexible ring worn inside vagina, releases hormones to prevent pregnancy

Effectiveness: 93%

Frequently used: Monthly

Side effect: Weight changes, headaches and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: Lighter, regular periods

Hormonal: Yes

Shot

A shot you get every 3 months that keeps you from getting pregnant

Effectiveness: 96%

Frequently used: Every 3 months

Side effect: Weight changes, headaches and breast tenderness

Menstrual changes: Lighter, infrequent, or No periods

Hormonal: Yes

Spermicide

Substance inserted into the vagina as a foam, gel, cream, film, or suppository

Effectiveness: 79%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: Allergic reaction, bladder infection, or irritation

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Sponge

Round piece of white plastic foam inserted in your vagina to block sperm from getting into your uterus and continuously releases spermicide

Effectiveness: 73-86%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: Allergic reaction, bladder infection, or irritation

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Female Sterilization

Surgical procedures that block the fallopian tubes so you can’t get pregnant

Effectiveness: >99%

Frequently used: Once

Side effect: None

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Vasectomy

Surgical procedures that block the release of sperm so he can’t get you pregnancy

Effectiveness: 99%

Frequently used: Once

Side effect: None

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No

Withdrawal (Pull-out Method)

Pulling the penis out of the vagina before ejaculation

Effectiveness: 80%

Frequently used: Every time you have sexual intercourse

Side effect: None

Menstrual changes: None

Hormonal: No