Frequently Asked Questions

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Who does Kachemak Bay Family Planning serve?
The KBFPC is not just for women! We offer condoms, STI testing and exams, birth control counseling and a low-cost vasectomy program for men. Call 235-3436 for more information or to schedule. Insurance plans accepted, low- and no-cost options are available. 3959 Ben Walters Lane.
How often should I come in?
Regardless of when your next Pap is due, all women are recommended to have a Well Woman Exam every year. Your practitioner will tailor screening tests to your personal history and concerns. Call 235-3436 to schedule your exam today. Insurance plans accepted, low- and no-cost options are available.
Wouldn't I know if I had an STD?
Many people do not experience symptoms with STDs. You can’t tell by looking whether you are disease free. KBFPC offers walk-in STD screenings for men and women. Call 235-3436 for more information. Insurance plans accepted, low- and no-cost options are available.
Can I bring my kids with me?
Lack of childcare does not have to get in the way of you keeping your appointment at KBFPC. Your children are welcome in the clinic waiting area during your exam. Feel free to mention any childcare concerns when you call to make your appointment.
Will you accept my insurance?
We accept private insurance, and also offer low-cost sliding scale options. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.
What if I don't have insurance?
That is not a problem at all! We offer our services through a low-cost sliding scale. No one is ever turned away because of inability to pay. If you are interested in learning about health insurance options and how much it might cost you, we have Certified Application Counselors who can help you learn about, select, and register for health insurance through the Marketplace.
Is KBFPC an abortion clinic?
We do not provide abortions at KBFPC, but we do provide referrals to other medical providers if abortion is an option a woman is considering. Our mission is to educate and empower women and men to make informed choices about all aspects of their reproductive health — including effective birth control options to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
I've heard terrible things about STD screening from my buddies. Is it painful?
STD screening for men no longer involves the dreaded cotton swab – now it is just as easy as peeing in a cup! Swing by the clinic Mon-Fri 9-5; no appointment needed.
I heard that I don't need a Pap every year. Do I still need to come in?
A Pap test is not the same as an annual Well Woman Exam — it is just one part of a full health check recommended for every woman every year. Call 235-3436 to schedule your exam today. Insurance plans accepted, and low- and no-cost options are available.
How does emergency contraception work?
Pregnancy doesn’t happen right after sex. That’s why it’s possible to prevent pregnancy even after the fact. It can take up to six days for the sperm and egg to meet after having sex. Emergency contraception (EC) works by keeping a woman’s ovary from releasing an egg for longer than usual. Pregnancy cannot happen if there is no egg to join with sperm. We have several forms of EC available at KBFPC.
What is Plan B? Is that the same as emergency contraception?

Plan B and Ella work by delaying ovulation (egg release) so relying on it twice in one month actually increases the chance of pregnancy the second time you have unprotected sex. If you have used one once in a month, it is important to use a different method such as condoms or abstinence until your next period. KBFPC has several highly effective contraceptives that are easy and safe to use and are much more reliable than Ella or Plan B. To learn more, stop by 9-5 Monday-Friday, or contact us. Insurance is accepted; no- and low-cost options are available.

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