The Tuscola County Health Department's Family Planning Program philosophy is consistent with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Title X.
Family planning is a preventive health measure which positively impacts on the health and well-being of men, women, children, and families. Effective family planning programs are essential health care delivery interventions that correlate with decreased high risk pregnancy and maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.
Services provided through family planning clinics allow individuals to make well-informed reproductive health choices. The family planning clinic addresses the unmet family planning needs of individuals at or below poverty, and those slightly above poverty, but still considered low income, and provides access to those with special needs (such as teens and high risk women). No one is denied services because of inability to pay.
Family Planning services shall encompass those medical, social, and educational services which enable individuals to exercise informed choices in fulfilling their personal childbearing objectives. The program has been developed and is operated in accordance with specific plans approved by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.