Family planning

Family Planning | Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

The family planning program promotes the well-being of families, responsible behavior and healthy mothers and babies. Our goal is to prevent unwanted pregnancies through education and contraceptive services, enabling the planning and timing of pregnancies.

There are 81 clinics throughout Alabama offering family planning services. We provide a wide range of confidential and professional family planning services to women and men of all ages. These services are provided regardless of income. You can benefit from free or discounted services.

One style does not suit all. Especially when it comes to birth control. Let us help you find a method that works for you!

Call 1-800-654-1385 or contact your local county health department.


Family planning services

  • Physical examination (including medical history, pap smear, clinical breast exam, and checking height, weight, and blood pressure)
  • Family planning counseling and education on all contraceptive methods
  • Screening for pregnancy, HIV and STDs
  • birth control supplies
  • Sterilization (including counselling, education and referral)
  • Preconception consultation (planning your pregnancy)
  • Coordination of care for certain clients
  • HPV vaccines

All services are confidential.

Preconception health

Health before conception refers to the health of women throughout their reproductive years – the years when a woman can become pregnant. Ensuring that women of childbearing age are healthy is one of the best ways to ensure the success and well-being of future generations. It is also an important element in ensuring the health of women throughout their lives.

Learn more about preconception health, why it’s necessary, and what steps you can take to improve the health of future pregnancies on the Preconception Health page.