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Monona County Public Health

Family Planning Services for Women and Men

Women's and Men's Health Care is a basic service essential for the promotion of optimal family health throughout the life cycle.  Clinic services include a physical exam, pap smears, counseling, education, pregnancy testing, nutritional information, and family planning supplies for men and women.  In addition, sexually transmitted disease screening, education, and treatment are offered. Referrals to other health care services are completed as needed (such as mammography screening). 

You may qualify for the Iowa Family Planning Network (IFPN), which is a service of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides FREE and confidential family planning services.

(1) Who is eligible for services? Services are available to Iowa residents who are U.S. citizens or qualified
        immigrants. To be eligible for IFPN services, the following guidelines apply:
    • You do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover family planning services.
    • You are a man or woman between the ages of 12 and 54.
    • Your family income is at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
    • Women whose pregnance and delivery was covered by Medicaid will have family planning services covered by Medicaid for an additional 12 months without having their eligibility re-determined.
(2) What services are covered under the IFPN Program?  
    • Birth control exams and advice.
    • Limited testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
    • Pap tests
    • Birth control supplies for men and women including: 
      • Birth control implants
      • Diaphrams and cervical caps
      • Birth control pills
      • Depo Provera shots
      • Sterilization
      • IUDs
      • Condoms
      • Spermicidal suppositories
      • Basal thermometer
      • Birth control foam/jelly/sponges
      • Vasectomies
    • Voluntary sterilization for men and women who are over the age of 21 and have signed a valid Sterilization Consent Form.
    • Pregnancy tests.          
HPV vaccine is NOT covered!
Abortions are NOT covered!
(3) Where can you apply for the IFPH Program?  You may contact your local DHS office or Title X Family 
    planning agency, (Monona County Public Health at 712-433-1773).  You may also call the Healthy Families        Line at 1-800-3690-2229 for referral information.

    If you are eligible for the IFPN Program, you will receive a Medicaid card.  This card only covers IFPN       services. You will NOT have coverage for services such as:
    • Hospital visits (except during sterilization)
    • Dental, vision or chiropractic care
    • Physician services not related to those covered by IFPN
To check your coverage, call Member Services at 1-800-338-8366.

Call Monona County Public Health at 712-433-1773 to make an appointment either to apply for IFPN or to make an appointment for the Women's & Men's Health Clinic!


The clinic is held one afternoon/evening every other month at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Contraceptive supply visits are also offered at the Monona County Public Health Office.   

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Testing & Education
Monona County Public Health does free, confidential, easy and painless STD testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea at their every other month Women's (and Men's) Health Clinics or at the Public Health office during regular business hours; both by appointment only.  Please call 712-433-1773 to make an appointment to get tested!

Additionally, you can click here to find other local STD testing sites near you. 


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