Reproductive Health and Wellness Program
The Reproductive Health and Wellness Program (RHWP) comprehensively addresses issues of reproductive health and wellness (including family planning) with a focus on populations in greatest need and identified priorities. An important goal of the RHWP in Ohio is to improve the overall health and well-being of women and men by promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging the establishment of a reproductive life plan.
For many Ohio women and some men, reproductive health clinics serve as an entry point for health care. Reproductive health services are broad-based, voluntary and private. Family planning services help to:
Prevent accidental pregnancies
Screen for diseases or other health conditions
Improve pregnancy outcomes
Improve the health of mothers and babies.
Family planning clinics in Ohio receive funds to provide services. Priority is given to persons having low incomes and those with no insurance or insurance that does not cover reproductive health services. Fees for services are based on family size and income and no one is denied services if they cannot pay. There is no requirement that a person live in the area in order to receive services.
To find out what a visit might cost, call the health center of your choice and discuss the cost of the service. A list of the clinics may be found under the "Health Center Locations" selection.
Funded through Federal Title X of the Public Health Service Act, Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and general revenue funds.
Program Contact Information:
Lisa Wolfe, Health Planning Administrator
Telephone: (614) 466-5878
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Child and Family Health Services
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Last Updated: 01/25/2012