Family Planning

A young man holds a young woman on his back as the two smile at each other.Angelina County & Cities Health District helps you live your best life by providing comprehensive, low-cost family planning and reproductive healthcare services to women and men. These services help people plan the number and spacing of their children, reduce unintended pregnancies, improve future pregnancy and birth outcomes, and improve general health.

To qualify for these services, you must:

  • Be a female or male aged 64 or younger
  • Live in Angelina County
  • Have an income that is the same as or less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the size of your household. (details for which are found HERE.)

The benefits for ACCHD’s family planning program include:

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pelvic examinations
  • Sexually transmitted infection services
  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings
  • Clinical breast examination
  • Screening for cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure
  • HIV screening
  • Contraceptive measures (please see below for further information)
  • Limited prenatal benefits

ACCHD offers a wide range of contraceptive options for women and men, including:

  • Short-Acting Hormonal Contraceptives
    • These prescribed methods can be up to 99% effective when correctly taken every time and may include:
      • Oral contraceptive pills
      • Patch
      • Vaginal ring
      • Contraceptive shot
  • Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
    • ​​​​​​​These methods are placed or inserted by a healthcare provider. They can last for 3 to 10 years, depending on the method, and can be up to 99% effective. These may include:
      • ​​​​​​​Intrauterine devices (IUD)
      • Implants 
  • Barrier Methods
    • ​​​​​​​These methods are used every time people have sex to prevent pregnancy and can be 94% to 98% effective if correctly used every time. Such methods may include:
      • ​​​​​​​Male or female condoms
      • Spermicides
      • Diaphragm
      • Cervical Cap
  • Natural Family Planning Method
    • ​​​​​​​This method involves tracking your menstrual cycle to figure out which days you are most fertile and likely to get pregnant. Tracking must include:
      • ​​​​​​​Taking your body temperature
      • Recording your periods
  • Permanent Sterilization
    • ​​​​​​​This method may prevent pregnancy for the rest of your life and is performed through surgery or a medical procedure. This method can be 99% effective as there are rare cases in which the procedure does not work. Such procedures include:
      • ​​​​​​​Tubal ligation (women)
      • Vasectomy (men) 
  • Abstinence
    • ​​​​​​​This method involves avoiding sex completely to prevent pregnancy, and it is 100% effective.
Contact ACCHD
503 Hill Street
Lufkin, TX
(936) 632-1139
ACCHD Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact WIC
205 Shands Drive
Lufkin, Texas
(936) 637-7242
WIC Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please arrive 45 minutes before closing to ensure time for processing for needed services.
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