Wyoming Health Council
PH (307) 632-3640
TF (800) 584-9192
FX (307) 632-3611
 
 
 
Community Education Funding Pregnancy Options
Company Profile Health Care Providers Referrals
Costs Medical  
Counseling and Education Mission  

Community Education
Staff members are available to give presentations to community groups, schools, etc. Audio-visual materials and pamphlets are also available. Information is also available to help parents provide sexuality education for their children and to encourage positive communication within families.

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Company Profile
WHC is dedicated to community-based services. It is governed by a 9-member board of directors, which sets policy for the organization. Board members volunteer their time and services and come from throughout Wyoming. They are representatives of Wyoming Counties (divided into population based regions) in which family planning services are provided. Board members have neither financial nor personal investment in any of the family planning clinics.

The Council sub-contracts with the local community health organizations which in turn, operate the clinics and provide the services. These agencies receive public funds to provide services.

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Costs
Clinics provide services to persons of all economic strata based on a sliding fee scale (costs may differ from clinic to clinic - please check with the clinic when making an appointment).

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Counseling / Education / Testing
Title X Family Planning clinics provide pregnancy tests and options counseling; genetic screening; infertility education; how to involve parents in teens' decision to become sexually active; resisting sexual coercion, STD and AIDS/HIV information. Sites also provide HIV testing either onsite or by referral. Education and counseling on all contraceptive (birth control) methods, including abstinence, are provided so each client can discuss options, risks, and benefits of each method and choose the best method for him/her. Men are welcome at all family planning clinics.

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Funding
Sources of funding include: 1) the Federal Title X Family Planning Grant; 2) the Federal Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, 3) Center for Disease Control Regional Infertility Project; and 4) Department of Health and Human Services Migrant Health Program Grant; and 5) private donations. At the clinic level, additional funding comes from a variety of sources, which may include patient fees or donations, city-county funds, non-federal grants, foundations and fundraising.

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Health Care Providers
Exams are provided by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or physicians. Each clinic has a physician available for consultation.

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Medical
Annual services provided are: gynecological exams & pap smears; breast and cervical cancer screening; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs); hypertension screening and anemia screening.

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Mission
To assure access to voluntary family planning and other health care services and to provide education in Wyoming that encompass:
High Quality Care
Comprehensive / Holistic Wellness
Informed Choice
Confidentiality
Community Collaboration
Prevention
Affordability
Cultural Competency
Empowerment

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Pregnancy Options

WHC and providers seek to prevent abortions through prevention of unintended pregnancies. Wyoming Family Planning clinics do not pay for or perform abortions as public funds may not be used to provide abortion services. Clients requesting information on pregnancy options are informed of all legal options, including pre-natal care, adoption, and abortion.

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Referrals
If a client has a medical counseling need beyond the capacity of the family planning program, referrals are made to other providers and/or agencies in the community.

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Services provided may vary from clinic to clinic. The above services are available at all Title X funded Clinics. Please check with other clinics to be sure the services you need are available.

You can support the family planning program in a number of ways: WHC and service agencies need and welcome donations to support their work, or consider being a volunteer board member, or serving as a staff volunteer at a clinic. For more information about the family planning program in Wyoming please contact:

Wyoming Health Council
416 W 24th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone (307) 632-3640
Fax (307) 632-3611

These agencies provide family planning and other reproductive health care services.

 
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