Family Planning Clinic in Greater Brazos Valley
For more than 40 years, Title X family planning clinics have played a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals and others. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services.
A broad range of family planning services should include several categories of methods, such as: abstinence counseling, hormonal methods (oral contraceptives, rings and patches, injection, hormonal implants, intrauterine devices or systems), barrier methods (diaphragms, condoms), fertility awareness-based methods and/or permanent sterilization.
Services for adolescents must be provided as a part of the broad range of family planning services.
Basic infertility services and services to aid individuals and couples in achieving pregnancy also must be provided within the project as part of the broad range of family planning services. Pregnancy information and counseling must be provided in accordance with Title X regulations.
Therefore, in order to ensure that all prospective low income clients are able to access services, no charge will be made for services to persons from a low-income family (families whose annual incomes do not exceed 100 percent of the most recent federal poverty guidelines), except to the extent that payment will be made by a third party, including a government agency, which is authorized or under legal obligation to pay this charge. For persons whose annual family incomes do not exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, charges must be based on a schedule of discounts, and individuals whose family incomes exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are charged a schedule of fees designed to recover the reasonable cost of providing services.