Is there any obligation to get birth control if I call Talese?
No. Talese is a family planning educator, and will talk to you on the phone about birth control options, to answer questions and to see if there is one that you are comfortable with. The call can be anonymous. You do not have to commit to seeing a doctor or going on birth control unless you want to.
What birth control methods are free?
Long-term birth control methods including IUDs (Intra Uterine Device), Implanon (Implant), NuvaRing and birth control pills may be free to those who qualify. Condoms are always free.
How do I know if I qualify for the free birth control?
Many methods will be free or very low cost to patients of Park Hill Family Health Center, including the IUDs (Intra Uterine Device), Implanon (Implant) and NuvaRing as part of this program. You do NOT need to be on Medicaid to qualify for the free birth control. The lower your income, the less you pay. Talk to Talese about your household income to find out more details about cost.
Can I get free or low cost birth control if I’m already on birth control?
Yes, Talese will talk with you about the method you’re on now and if there is a different option that works for you and is free. The method you are on may already be free or cheap. Free methods include IUDs (Intra Uterine Device), Implanon (Implant) and NuvaRing.
Do I need insurance or Medicaid to enroll in the program and get the birth control?
No, Park Hill Family Health Center sees patients without insurance. Certain types of birth control will be free if your income is below a certain level, or it may be very low cost.
Do I need to know what kind of birth control I want?
Talese and the doctor will help you figure out what method of birth control will work best for your lifestyle and your health.
If I have high blood pressure, can I still be in the program and get the birth control?
Yes. Talese and the doctor will discuss what kind of birth control may work for you and your medical condition.
Can I stop the long-term birth control if I want to get pregnant?
Yes, you can see the doctor to remove the birth control device and you should be able to get pregnant shortly afterwards. For safety, always call Talese or the Family Health Center to see the doctor to have the birth control removed.
Do I have to go to the Park Hill Family Health Center to get the birth control?
Yes, this program is only offered through the Denver Health Park Hill Family Health Center right now.
What does joining the Take Control Birth Control program involve?
The Take Control Birth Control program is easy. All you have to do is call and talk to Talese. Then you can decide if you want to see a doctor to get birth control. If you do, Talese will be there if you have questions, and she may call you to check in with you two or three times to make sure everything is going OK. That’s the whole program, there is nothing else you must do.