Birth Control/Family Planning

Abortions are still legal and accessible in Washington State

Jefferson County Public Health Clinic healthcare providers can issue referrals for services. 

Providers also prescribe all birth control services for all genders and offer counseling.

Click here to visit the Washington State Department of Health's website for more information about abortion.

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Jefferson County Community Health Clinics

                     Call us at 360-385-9400
The Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic at Jefferson County Public Health in Port Townsend provides services similar to Planned Parenthood including all birth control information and supplies, exams, Pap smears, pregnancy tests and referrals, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) information and testing. LGBTQIA+ welcoming.

Birth Control Services

Below is a list of different birth control methods with brief descriptions. Talk with a provider to get more detailed information on how to use birth control, or to discuss which method would be best for you. Find more information about birth control at:



External condoms are thin, stretchy pouches that you wear on your penis during sex. Condoms provide great protection from both pregnancy and STDs. Condoms need to be placed on the penis before sex. They are easy to use and easy to get.


Female or Internal condoms are inserted into the vagina to protect from pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.

Cycle Beads

This is a way to track your menstrual cycle and when you are most fertile. This is an excellent method to assist in becoming pregnant.

Depo Injection

The depo shot (AKA Depo-Provera) is an injection you get from a nurse or doctor once every 3 months. It’s a safe, convenient, and private birth control method that is very effective at preventing pregnancy if you get it on time.You can also learn to give your own injection, if you prefer.

Diaphragm and Fem Cap

The diaphragm and FemCap are barrier methods that are only effective if used with spermicide and placed correctly in the vagina prior to any intercourse.  It needs to remain in place for 8 hours after sexual activity.

Emergency Contraception

Like all birth control, Emergency Contraception is not 100% effective.  We recommend getting a pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after taking Ella. Like all birth control, Plan B is not 100% effective.  We recommend getting a pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after taking Emergency Contraception.


Ella emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after sex. It is more effective than other morning-after pills, but you need a prescription to get it, which means you need to see a provider to be given it. Ella lowers your chances of getting pregnant by 85 percent if you take it within 5 days after unprotected sex.  

Plan B 

Plan B works best when you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex. You do not need a prescription for Plan B, it is available on a walk-in basis. Plan B can lower your chance of getting pregnant by 75-89% if you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex. 


The birth control implant (AKA Nexplanon) is a tiny, thin rod about the size of a matchstick inserted in upper arm, just under skin. The implant releases hormones into your body that prevent you from getting pregnant. The implant is effective for three years, but can be removed sooner.


An IUD is a tiny device that is inserted in your uterus by a medical provider to prevent pregnancy. It is long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there.   The IUD is placed during an office visit and is effective from 5-10 years, depending on the type used.  We offer the following IUD’s at the clinics: ParaGard (copper) is good for 10 years, Mirena (6 years), and Kyleena (5 years) both have low-dose hormone.


The birth control ring (AKA NuvaRing) is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear inside your vagina. The small, flexible ring prevents pregnancy by releasing hormones into your body. You replace the ring each month and it is very effective if you always use it the right way.


The transdermal contraceptive patch is a safe, simple, and affordable birth control method that you wear on the skin of your belly, upper arm, butt, or back. Put a new patch on every week for 3 weeks, and it releases hormones that prevent pregnancy. Then you get a week off before you repeat the cycle. 


Birth control pills are a kind of medicine with hormones that you take every day to prevent pregnancy. There are many different brands of pills. The pill is safe, affordable, and effective if you always take it on time.

Referral for Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation

We do consultations for referrals for vasectomies or tubal ligations. 

For more information please call 360-385-9400 to set up a Birth Control consultation.

Make an Appointment

  • Call 360-385-9400
  • Sliding-scale fees
  • Cash, Apple Health, and all insurance accepted
If you need abortion services, abortion is legal in Washington State. For more information, visit: Abortion Rights in Washington State (WA Department of Health PDF)

Family planning services are covered as free preventive health services through most insurance programs or Washington Apple Health. Washington Apple Health is free health insurance for low income individuals and families. To apply for Washington Apple Health, visit the Washington Health Plan Finder website or call 360-359-9400 for assistance.
  1. Main Clinic

    Physical Address
    615 Sheridan Street
    Port Townsend, WA 98368

    Phone: : 360-385-9400

    Hours by Appointment

    Wednesday & Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Monday 1 - 4 p.m.

    Emergency Contraception Hours

    Monday - Friday

    9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  1. Quilcene Clinic

    Physical Address
    On Rodgers Street Next to the South County Clinic
    Quilcene, WA 98376

    Phone: : 360-385-9400 or 360-765-3014


    Thursday afternoon

School-Based Health Centers

Comprehensive medical services, including family planning is available. Learn more about school-based health centers.
  1. Chimacum Jr/Sr High School Health Center

    Physical Address
    Off the Commons
    Chimacum, WA 98325

    Phone: : 360-385-9400 or text 360-390-8560


    Tuesday and Thursday

    8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  1. Port Townsend High School Health Center

    Physical Address
    Gael Stuart Building
    Port Townsend, WA 98368

    Phone: : 360-385-9400 or 360-379-4609; text: 360-390-8560



    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


    12 p.m. - 3 p.m.