Birth Control and Family Planning

Clinic Closures
2nd Wednesday of the month. Close at 4 p.m.
Last Wednesday of the month Closed from 11 a.m. - Noon
Memorial Day, May 25, 2020 Closed
Observed Independence Day, July 3, 2020 Closed
Labor Day, September 7, 2020   Closed
Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020  Closed
Christmas Day, December 25, 2020  Closed
Birth Control and Family Planning Services for Women     

Contraceptive options include:

  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Hormonal vaginal ring
  • Progestin—only injectable
  • Long-acting methods of contraception, including hormonal and non-hormonal copper intrauterine device (IUD) and the progestin-only implant.
  • You can discuss the pros/cons of all the birth control methods with your provider to determine the best method for you. At a minimum, all women are eligible for a three-month supply of birth control with referral to primary care for ongoing services. We also offer referrals for sterilization (vasectomy, Essure, and bilateral tubal ligation).

    If you have questions or concerns around accessing contraceptives during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, or are in need of contraception, please give us a call at 303-602-3540. If you have questions about whether or not you should get pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic, please use this guide to support pregnancy considerations and planning.

    Birth Control and Family Planning Services for Men

    Men attending the Family Planning Clinic at Denver Public Health are provided family planning counseling with emphasis on the role, responsibility, and importance of effective communication with their partners surrounding the contraceptive decision-making process. If a couple is trying to conceive, we also offer information on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

    Family planning services for men include:

    • Involve men in pregnancy planning and prevention
    • Provide accurate information on available methods, benefits of spacing children and pregnancy/delivery
    • Preconception counseling
    • Contraception: offer condoms; female-directed methods discussed
    • Emergency contraception
    • Referrals for vasectomies

    Emergency Contraception (EC)

    Denver Public Health also provides free emergency contraception (or EC). EC may be used to help prevent pregnancy after having sex without using birth control. EC must be taken within five days after unprotected intercourse. EC is most effective when taken as soon as possible after having sex.


    *Title X is a federally-funded program that provides family planning and reproductive healthcare services to women and men of childbearing age and of all income levels. Many patients qualify for a no-cost visit and no one is denied services based on inability to pay. You do not have to live in Denver County to be seen at a Denver Health Title X clinic.

    Services are provided without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, number of pregnancies or marital status.