Take Charge: Access to Birth Control

All three of our clinics participate in a government-funded program to increase access to birth control for women and men in Washington called Take Charge that makes available FREE birth control and family planning services.

The Medical Assistance Administration of the Department of Social and Health Services is coordinating Take Charge. Their goal is to help people have the tools to reduce unintended pregnancies which will save on the state’s expense of paying for labor and delivery.

Take Charge enrolled individuals receive their choice of an FDA-approved birth control method. Prescription birth control options include: birth control pills, hormone injections/shots, cervical cap or diaphragm, intra-uterine device (IUD), sterilization (vasectomy or tubal ligation), patch, ring, implant, and/or emergency contraception (morning after pill). Non-prescription methods, such as condoms and spermicidal foam, creams and gels are also available for free through partnerships with local drugstores.

Take Charge is designed to meet the needs of people who don't have insurance or whose insurance does not cover contraceptive services. Teens may apply without their parent's involvement.

IF YOU WANT FREE BIRTH CONTROL, call the Family Planning Hotline at 800-770-4334.

TAKE CHARGE Birth Control is provided at:

Cedar River Clinics-Yakima
106 East E Street
Yakima, WA 98901 USA
800-572-4223 or 509-575-6422
(near downtown Yakima)

Open Mon-Fri

Cedar River Clinics-Renton
263 Rainier Ave S. #200
Renton, WA 98057 USA
425-255-0471 or 800-572-4223
in Renton, you can WALK-IN, Tues-Sat and sign up

Cedar River Clinics-Tacoma
1401-A Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405 USA

253-473-6031 or 800-572-4223
open Tues-Fri

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