What is Reproductive Health/Family Planning?  The Reproductive Health/Family Planning Program is a statewide clinic-based primary care program that provides complete reproductive health/family planning services to promote optimal health.  Services include education, counseling, medical, and referral services that enable people to make voluntary, informed decisions about the quantity and spacing of their children.

Why is the Program needed?  Family planning clinics play a key role in health care delivery.  The clinics often are the entry point into the health care system, and may be the only source of health care for the young, for those with low incomes, for the uninsured, and the underinsured. 

What are the goals of the Program?  Reproductive Health/Family Planning Program services provide individuals with the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children.  Research indicates that women who can plan and space their pregnancies are likely to have healthier babies.  Improved birth outcomes include a reduction of birth defects, decreases in infant mortality, and decreases in the incidence of low birth weight babies.  An important social statistic also indicates that children born to individuals, who are prepared for them, are less likely to be abused and/or neglected. The program promotes responsible and healthy lifestyles by providing accurate information, education, counseling, and medical services to people regarding their reproductive health and family planning options.

Program services also help prevent: The spread of sexually transmitted infections by providing screening, unintended pregnancy by providing access to a range of safe and reliable contraceptive methods, and education regarding the correct use of those methods, disease by screening for breast and cervical cancers.

What has the Program achieved?  The Reproductive Health/Family Planning Program continues to increase access to health care for individuals who might otherwise not be served.  In 2005, the program provided a comprehensive initial or annual visit to 5,580 women statewide and provided 9,549 referrals for further identified needs.


How much do Family Planning Services cost?  If you are 18 years old or younger, the following services are always 100% free:

  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Birth Control
  • STD Treatment
  • Education Services

The costs shown in the chart below apply to all persons, 19 years old and older, who exceed the federal poverty guidelines or have current medical insurance. 

*We are not an AHCCCS provider and we do not file claims with private medical insurance providers. *

Service Provided

Nursing Fees

Initial Family Planning Visit

 $ 50.00

Annual Family Planning Visit

 $ 45.00

Initial Cancer Detection Services

 $ 50.00

Annual Cancer Detection Services

 $ 45.00

Pregnancy Tests



Supplies Provided

Supply Fees

Oral Contraception

 $ 8.00 per cycle

Depo Provera Injection

 $ 35.00 each

Diaphragm (all sizes)

 $ 15.00 each

Spermicidal Jelly

 $ 6.00

Contraceptive Film – Strip of 3

 $ 1.00

Contraceptive Foam

 No Charge for first can

Condoms – Limit 10 per visit

 No Charge

The Cochise County Health Department also offers Emergency Contraception for $10.00

*Please note the Cochise County Health Department accepts U.S. Currency only*

Clinic Schedules
The Reproductive Health/Family Planning Program is supported entirely by federal funds from Title V, the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant.  Title V Reproductive Health/Family Planning Services are available at all of the Cochise County Health Department locations.  Pregnancy testing is also available at all locations. Please call the location in your area for details.

Contraception Counseling & Methods - We offer counseling for contraception use and methods as a part of our Family Planning Clinics. All Cochise County residents, male and female are eligible to receive services. Teenagers and those individuals below 150% of the Federal Poverty level are not required to pay.

Donations are accepted. Please go to our Services Schedule or contact us at publichealth@cochise.az.gov for information on when we offer the Family Planning Clinics in your area.