Teller County Public Health & Environment
Family Planning Clinic

11115 W. Hwy 24, Unit 2C - behind Venture Foods
PO Box 928  -  Divide, CO 80814
Phone: 719.687.6416    Fax 719.687.6501

F A Q


  1.  How much will my exam, birth control cost, and testing cost?

  We offer low cost or no cost confidential services. Fees for birth control services and supplies based on a sliding scale according to income level. In addition, we have other programs you may qualify for to cover recommended cancer screenings.

  2.  Do I need an appointment or can I just walk in?

  Due to our varying clinic hours, we recommend scheduling an appointment when possible. However, we do accept walk-ins but annual exams are by appointment only. 719-687-6416

  3.  Are your services confidential?

  Yes, our services are confidential. We will not give out your personal information without a signed consent.

  4.  Do you provide emergency contraception? How does it work? When should I use it?

  Yes, we provide two types of emergency contraception at our clinics, Plan B One-Step® and ella®.

  Plan B One-Step® contains the hormone levonorgestrel. Plan B One-Step® contains a higher dose of levonorgestrel than regular birth control pills, but works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy, mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. Plan B One-Step® may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb). You should use Plan B One-Step® within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex or experienced birth control failure. Plan B One-Step® is available without a prescription.

  ella® works by decreasing progesterone in the body which can stop or delay ovulation and may also change the lining of the uterus preventing the egg from implanting after ovulation. ella® should be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. ella® is only available by prescription.

The sooner you take any emergency contraception, the better it works. Emergency contraception is a backup method of birth control you can use when:
 
    • Your regular birth control was used incorrectly or failed
 
    • You did not use any birth control method


Our clinic is a safe and completely confidential environment. All services at the clinic are offered on a sliding fee scale based on your income and are usually either low-cost or free. We also accept Medicaid.