Birth Control and Family Planning

Clinic Closures
2nd Tuesday of the month. Close at 4 p.m.
Last Wednesday of the month Closed from 11 a.m. - Noon
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020 Closes at 12 p.m. noon
Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 Closed
New Year's Day, January 1, 2021 Closed
Martin Luther King Day, January 18, 2021 Closed

*In order to reduce potential COVID-19 exposures and increase our ability to practice safe social distancing among patients, we are discouraging walk-ins at this time. Please contact the Sexual Health Clinic at 303-602-3540 to discuss appointment options. 

Services For People Who Can Get Pregnant

Contraceptive options include:

  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Hormonal vaginal ring
  • Depo-Provera (contraceptive injection)
  • Long-acting methods of contraception:
    • Hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) – Skyla, Liletta
    • Copper IUD – Paragard
    • Progestin-only implant - Nexplanon

You can discuss the pros/cons of all the birth control methods with your provider to determine the best method for you. We can also give information about sterilization services (vasectomy and 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.

Services For People Who Can Get Someone Pregnant

You will be provided with family planning counseling with emphasis on the role, responsibility, and importance of effective communication with your partners surrounding the contraceptive decision-making process. If you and your partner are trying to conceive, we also offer information on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

These family planning services include:

  • How to be involved in pregnancy planning and prevention
  • Provide accurate information on available methods, benefits of spacing children and pregnancy/delivery
  • Preconception counseling
  • Contraception: offer condoms; information about other birth control methods for your partners
  • Emergency contraception
  • Referrals for vasectomies

Emergency Contraception (EC)

Denver Public Health also provides free emergency contraception (or EC), such as Plan B or Ella. 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.