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.
CHARGE Birth Control is provided at:
106 East E Street
Yakima, WA 98901 USA
800-572-4223 or 509-575-6422
(near downtown Yakima)
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
1401-A Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405 USA
253-473-6031 or 800-572-4223
requiring parental consent for abortion skip over the question
of whether families require an act of Congress to communicate
on matters as important as sex, birth control, pregnancy, abortion.
They never ask whether Congress can create in a moment of crisis
the trust which a troubled family has been unable to develop
over the course of a child's life." -Richard North Patterson,
author of the best-selling novel Protect and Defend
Feminist Women's Health Center