Family Planning services are provided to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve pregnancy outcomes by offering comprehensive, quality services for males and females of reproductive age. These services are offered in Oakland, Grantsville and McHenry, Maryland.
Our provider, Jennifer Lee-Steckman is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and has over twenty years of experience. As a Midwife, she specializes in listening to and caring for women from adolescence to beyond menopause. She practices under the philosophy that events in a woman’s life, including sexuality, family planning, pregnancy, and menopause are normal occurrences in life. Her fundamental belief is that her role is to educate and support women in their decision making during these life occurrences. She attempts to treat all as if they were her family or friends under the assumption that we are all equal.
Confidential clinical services offered include: providing birth control, testing for sexually transmitted infections & pregnancy, cancer screening such as pap test, colposcopy and/or mammograms. Vaccinations are are also provided.
Birth control methods offered include: pills, patches (Ortho-Evra), ring (Nuvaring), shot (Depo-Provera), intrauterine devices (IUD-Mirena, Liletta, Paragard), implant in the arm (Nexplanon), emergency contraception (ECP-Plan B), condoms and spermicides.
Testing for sexually transmitted infections is also offered. Testing is available for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis and syphilis.
Walk in appointments are available in Oakland Monday through Friday for pregnancy testing, obtaining ECP-Plan B, and starting birth control. However, appointments must be made to see the nurse-midwife. Services are available at Garrett Community College’s Community Aquatic Center (CARC) on Tuesdays and on most Fridays at the Grantsville satellite office on Hershberger Lane in Grantsville, MD. The telephone number to schedule an appointment is 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111.
Payment: Services are available based upon a sliding fee scale which varies from free to full fee. If you do not have insurance the staff will check your eligibility to see if you may qualify for coverage (a specific type of insurance for Family Planning services and/or Medical Assistance). We bill all insurance companies. Please remember to bring your insurance card with you to your appointment. Financial assistance is available for those in need and no one will be denied services for the inability to pay.
Questions regarding the program can be answered by calling 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111.