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Family Planning

The Family Planning Clinic at Jefferson County Public Health in Port Townsend provides birth control information and methods, pregnancy tests and referrals, STD information and testing.

Birth control methods available for women are: female condoms, diaphragms, caps, cycle beads, pills, patches, rings, depo, IUD's, Implanon and referrals for tubal ligation. Methods available for men are: condoms, and vasectomy by referral.

Please click here for CDC information about cervical cancer screening with the HPV test and the Pap test in women ages 30 and older.


Family Planning services are covered as free preventive health services through most insurance programs or Washington Apple Health. Washington Apple Health is free health insurance for low income individuals and families. To apply for Washington Apple Health, visit or call (360) 359-9400 for assistance.


Take Charge Program

The Take Charge Program offers free birth control/family planning services for women, men and teens in Washington State. The program covers one annual exam for women and free birth control (including tubal ligation for women and vasectomy for men) for one full year.

Eligibility for Take Charge is based on income and citizenship/legal residency status. Effective 01/01/2014, to be eligible for the program an applicant must:

  • Have applied for Washington Apple Health and been denied
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent/legal resident for at least 5 years
  • Household income must be at or below 250% of the federal poverty level
  • Under age 19 and want family planning services kept confidential

You can apply for Take Charge at Jefferson County Public Health. 

View:  Take Charge Federal Guidelines Chart for Income & Family Size


Sliding-scale fees; cash, medical coupons, and insurance accepted.

Port Townsend Clinic:
615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment.
(360) 385-9400

Quilcene Clinic:
On Roger Street next to the South County Clinic
1st,3rd,5th Wednesdays of each month
Noon to 4pm
(360) 765-3014

Emergency contraception available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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