DeKalb County Health Dept.

Family Planning


The program provides services to help you prevent unintended pregnancy and maintain your reproductive health. The Family Planning program plays a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related sexual health services for low-income or uninsured males and females.

Our clinicians provide a confidential healthcare experience that is sensitive to your needs. Family Planning provides affordable exams, methods of birth control, education and counseling to assist with health and wellness.

We encourage you to take charge of your health and learn more about Family Planning.

Fees and Eligibility

Fees are based on your family size and income, and vary depending on services.  Please check with the staff.  Medicaid and private insurance are billed when applicable.  Payment is requested at the time of service, and can be made by cash, checks and credit/debit cards with valid identification.  Services will not be denied due to inability to pay.


Phone: 815-748-2420
Fax: 815-748-2493

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) How can I make an appointment?
A) Call the program at 815-748-2420.  If you do not reach us, leave a name and number, and the staff will call you back.

Q) Will my visit be private?
A) Yes, we assure confidentiality at all times.

Q) What kind of birth control do you offer?
A) We offer a broad range of effective, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- approved birth control methods.

Q) What should I bring to my appointment?
A) A photo ID, a recent pay stub for yourself if you are working, and your spouse if you are married, and your insurance card if you have insurance.

Q) What will happen at my appointment?
A) If your appointment is for birth control, you will meet first with a public health nurse or associate.  You will then see a clinician for a routine gynecological exam.  Then, you will meet with the nurse or associate again to review your birth control method and any further follow up if needed. 

Q) How long will my appointment take?
A) Appointment times vary, but a comprehensive appointment may takes up to 3 hours.  Most other appointments take 15 to 30 minutes.

Q) Can I request a female to do my exam?
A) Yes, we have female nurse practitioners available.  You can ask for a female when you call to make your appointment.

Q) Do I have to live in DeKalb County to receive services?
A) No.  However, it may take longer to get an appointment, as priority is given to DeKalb County residents.

Q) How old do I have to be to get confidential services?
A) Confidential services can be requested by anyone of any age.

Q) Do you provide services for males?
A) We offer limited services for males who are concerned about gonorrhea and chlamydia infection, but cannot afford to pay a private provider. Sexual health is about guys also. We provide services to screen for and treat those concerned about a chlamydic or gonnorhee infection including treatment for their partners. If you are 25 or younger and tested is a great way to protect the sexual health of yourself and your partner(s).

Q) What if I think I’m pregnant?

A) You can make an appointment for a urine pregnancy test.  We offer options counseling, in addition to referral information as requested.

Q) What about the “morning after pill?”
A) The morning after pill, or emergency contraception (ECP’s), can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 89%.  It is available over the counter at most pharmacies to those 17 years of age and older.  Those under 17 years need a prescriptionPlease contact the program at 815-748-2420 for more information.

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National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 
Stay Teen
Advocates for Youth
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US
Guttmacher Institute
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health