Organizations in and around Clark Co. offer family planning and pregnancy services – Winchester Sun

F1Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that struck down federally protected access to abortion services sent an earthquake through American citizens that hasn’t been felt in decades.

And with the cessation of abortion services across the Commonwealth, here is a list of local or nearby clinics that offer legal pregnancy prevention services or prenatal care.

Clark County Health Department, located at 400 Professional Dr., Winchester, offers the following services:

• Reproductive health screenings, pelvic and breast exams

• Advice on birth control methods and contraceptives

• Emergency contraceptives

• Pregnancy tests

• Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections

• HIV testing

• Health education and counseling

“All services are confidential and HIV testing can be anonymous, upon request. The health department recognizes the benefit of these services. Staff treat each individual as a unique person with their own unique needs and issues. The Clark County Health Department is here to provide the educational resources to help you make choices that support your decision,” said Clark County Public Health Director Becky Kissick.

These services are also affordable.

“Our services are offered on a sliding scale, with most people qualifying for free services,” Kissick said.

New Beginnings – Winchester

New Beginnings of Winchester is located at 139 Jefferson St., and on its website it says it offers “free services and programs to help women and families through unexpected pregnancies” such as:

• Pregnancy tests

• Ultrasound

• Tips

• Information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

• Adoption

• Parenthood

Birthright of Lexington Inc.

As an organization, Birthright of Lexington, pledges on its website to provide “love and support, we help with essentials such as pregnancy tests, medical, housing and counseling referrals as well as maternity and baby items.With Birthright’s strong support system, she can make hope for her future a reality.

Information is available on:

• Pregnancy

• Childbirth

• Adoption

• Antenatal care

• Community programs

• Parenting skills

• Childcare

References can be given for:

• Medical help

• Financial ressources

• Lodging

• Legal services

• Welfare

• Professional advice

It is located at 145 Burt Rd., Suite 9.

Pregnancy Support Center Medical Clinic – Richmond

According to its own mission statement posted on its website, “PHC is a non-profit special health clinic that provides free medical services and accurate information about all options regarding unplanned pregnancy, including…l ‘adoption and parenthood’.

This includes pregnancy services such as:

• Medical verification of pregnancy

• Ultrasound

• Information on parenthood and adoption

• Referrals to community resources for urgent or long-term assistance

• Additional short-term resources, information and other support for those who choose to be parents and want help to start this journey

It is located at 227 West Irvine St.

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