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Family Planning

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is committed to providing confidential family planning services, taking the time to listen, answering your questions and addressing your needs. All information is strictly confidential. Your care team will talk with you about your needs and concerns in a private setting and together you can decide what will work best for you.

Family planning allows individuals and couples to plan, anticipate and attain their desired number of children (including no children) as well as the spacing and timing of their births. It is achieved through use of contraceptive methods and/or the treatment of involuntary infertility.

Valley-Wide is ready to help you with your family planning needs.  If you are currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant, Valley-Wide offers quality obstetric (OB) care.  If you are not wanting to be pregnant, then our providers can help you with your birth control or contraception management needs.  Contraceptive management can help avoid unintended pregnancy or help time pregnancies.  A woman’s ability to space and limit her pregnancies has a direct impact on her health and well-being as well as on the outcome of each pregnancy.  Valley-Wide providers and the care team want to help you reach your family planning goals. Our staff is knowledgeable on the various forms of birth control methods including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).  Below are descriptions of some of the current LARC methods.   LARC methods have become popular because they are safe and more cost-effective, have less maintenance and better compliance rates which can make them more effective.  And because they are reversible, you can still become pregnant when you are ready.

What are you doing about birth control?

  • 85 out of 100 sexually active women will become pregnant within one year when not using a contraceptive.
  • In Colorado, 35.9% of pregnancies are unintended (2011).
  • There is a safe and effective birth control method for every woman!

Long-Acting Birth Control Methods, or LARC methods, include:

Nexplanon is a thin plastic rod about the size of a matchstick inserted under the skin of your upper arm. It’s more than 99% effective, safe, and lasts up to 3 years. If you wish to become pregnant sooner, you can have it removed by a health care provider.

IUD, or Intrauterine Device, is a plastic device shaped like a T and is inserted into the uterus by your healthcare provider. This IUD is safe and effective in pregnancy prevention.

Mirena has a low dose of progestin (hormone). It’s more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to five years.

Liletta is a hormone-releasing IUS (otherwise known as an IUD) that is placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. Liletta works the same way as Mirena and Skyla, by releasing a steady level of the hormone levonorgestrel into the uterus.  Liletta can provide highly effective birth control for up to three years and is considered to be over 99% effective.

ParaGard also is known as the Copper T, is a non-hormonal IUD that’s more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy for up to 10 years.

Other Family Planning Services:

“FREE” Walk in Pregnancy Tests – Available at all Valley-Wide Clinics

  • “Free” no matter what payer source you have.
  • Never with any cost to you.

Offering “All” Birth Control Options:

  • Providing direct services
  • Complete education of birth control options
  • Visual display of birth control methods available
  • Easy access to an appointment with a Valley-Wide provider
  • Follow up to clinic visits
  • Education to help you decide what is “best” for your family planning goals

Helping you make Healthy Choices:

  • Complete STD education
  • Other education and resources as needed

Family Planning Care Coordinators:

  • Laura Martinez (719) 587-5934

For information and appointments contact a Valley-Wide clinic near you or one of the Family Planning care coordinators.

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  • Administrative Services Building

    128 Market Street, Alamosa CO 81101

  • Alamosa Dental Clinic

    128 Market St, Alamosa, CO 81101

    (719) 589-9691 Fax: (719) 587-9148

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Alamosa Family Medical Center

    1710 First St, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

    (719) 589-3658 Fax: (719) 589-3650

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Alamosa Physical Therapy

    106 Blanca Avenue #300, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

    (719) 589-5149 Fax: (719) 589-0997

    Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Alamosa South Health Center

    8745 County Road 9 South Building C, Suite C, Alamosa, CO 81101

    (719) 587-2820 Fax: (719) 589-2440

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Alamosa Women Infants Children (WIC)

    128 Market St, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

    (719) 589-5860 Fax: (719) 587-1534

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.)

  • Center Dental Clinic

    220 South Worth Street, Center, CO 81125

    (719) 754-3584 Fax: (719) 754-2470

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Cesar E. Chavez Family Medical Center

    186 S Hurt St, Center, CO 81125

    (719) 754-2778 Fax: (719) 754-2166

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Monday - Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Convenient Care Community Clinic

    1131 Main St, Alamosa, CO 81101

    (719) 589-2562 Fax: (719) 589-0546

    Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Edward M. Kennedy Dental Clinic

    925 2nd Ave, Monte Vista, CO 81144, USA

    (719) 852-4533 Fax: (719) 852-6134

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic

    925 2nd Ave, Monte Vista, CO 81144, USA

    (719) 852-2512 Fax: (719) 852-3923

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Monday - Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Edward M. Kennedy Physical Therapy

    925 2nd Ave, Monte Vista, CO 81144, USA

    (719) 852-7081 Fax: (719) 852-3923

    Tuesday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Ernesto Pacheco Dental Clinic

    233 Main Street, Suite B, San Luis, CO 81152

    (719) 672-3502 Fax: (719) 672-3638

    Thursday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Guadalupe Health Center

    Dahlia St, Antonito, CO 81120, USA

    (719) 376-5426 Fax: (719) 376-5880

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday 7 a.m. - noon Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Guadalupe Physical Therapy

    Dahlia St, Antonito, CO 81120, USA

    (719) 376-5426 Fax: (719) 376-5880

    Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • La Jara Dental Clinic

    421 Walnut St, La Jara, CO 81140, USA

    (719) 274-8948 Fax: (719) 274-8950

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Moffat Family Health Center

    545 Moffat Way, Moffat, CO 81143

    (719) 256-4025 Fax: (719) 256-4027

    Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • San Luis Health Center

    233 Main Street Suite B, San Luis, CO 81152

    (719) 672-3352 Fax: (719) 672-3638

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • San Luis Physical Therapy

    233 Main Street Suite B, San Luis, CO 81152

    (719) 672-3352 Fax: (719) 672-3638

    Tuesday 1 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Sierra Blanca Medical Center

    106 Blanca Avenue #300, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

    (719) 589-3658 Fax: (719) 589-0997

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Valley-Wide Heart and Eagle Mobile Clinic

    106 Blanca, Suite 300, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

    (719) 589-3658 Fax: (719) 589-0997

    midnight - noon

  • Valley-Wide Pharmacy

    1710 First St, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA

    (719) 589-3633 Fax: (719) 589-6072

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • La Junta Clinic

    1012 Belmont Ave, La Junta, CO 81050, USA

    (719) 383-5900 Fax: (719) 383-6533

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Las Animas Clinic

    245 Vine Ave, Las Animas, CO 81054, USA

    (719) 456-2653 Fax: (719) 456-0105

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Monday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

  • Las Animas Dental Clinic

    245 Vine Ave, Las Animas, CO 81054, USA

    (719) 456-2653 Fax: (719) 456-0105

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lunch: noon - 1 p.m.)

  • Rocky Ford Clinic

    903 S 12th St, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, USA

    (719) 254-7623 Fax: (719) 254-5112

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Rocky Ford Dental Clinic

    903 S 12th St, Rocky Ford, CO 81067, USA

    (719) 254-7623 Fax: (719) 254-5112

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Valley-Wide Cañon City

    121 North 6th Street, Cañon City, CO 81212

    (719) 275-2301 Fax: (719) 275-4131

    Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 7:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Valley-Wide Ordway

    319 Main Street, Ordway, CO 81063

    (719) 267-3503

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 a.m.

Our Locations
Valley-Wide Health Systems currently serves 15 rural counties in Colorado covering over 24,000 square land miles. Please click the button to learn more about each of our clinics. Some clinics offer evening and weekend hours