MISSION

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is a member-supported organization that provides broad access to reproductive health care services and education in a supportive and empowering environment.

VALUES & PHILOSOPHY

We believe that individuals should be taught to care for all aspects of their well-being; that they should take personal responsibility for the care of their bodies, that educating and providing people with unbiased information enables them to make appropriate decisions concerning their reproductive health. Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic believes in the free flow of uncensored information concerning reproductive health care.

Health is to be considered a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. – World Health Organization (WHO)

Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting physical and mental efficiency through organized community effort. (CEA WINSSLOW)

Basic Beliefs

All care should reflect respect for the dignity, worth, confidentiality, autonomy, and individuality of each human being.
Preventative health is the first priority.
Individuals have an active part in their health care.
The health care clinic should maintain a balance of direct service, contract consultative, and referral services.

Goals and Philosophy

Each individual has the right to an optimal state of health, which is a healthy body and mind and an environment free from harmful effects.
Preventative measure and health education are essential components of all health services.
The role of the local nonprofit clinic is one of facilitation, innovation, challenge and responsibility to the public for quality, low cost and effective services.
The nonprofit clinic has a responsibility to be a prudent manager of those resources provided by the community.

HISTORY

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic was founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of volunteers concerned with the need for low-cost and informative reproductive health care. What began with a once-a-month evening clinic staffed by volunteers, is now a clinic of 10 professional staff, open 5 days a week and offering clinic exam appointments 2-3 days each week.

What began as minimal screening care for women has evolved into a complete health care program with a full range of reproductive care options available for women and men, teens to mature adults. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.