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Arizona Family Health Partnership FAQ

How is Arizona Family Health Partnership funded?

Arizona Family Health Partnership is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Title X (“ten”) program. Arizona Family Health Partnership may receive additional funding from donors, community foundations and organizations for specific projects or to broaden the scope of services.

Who are typical Arizona Family Health Partnership clients?

Most of our clients cannot afford medical care and do not have health insurance. Many would not otherwise have access to healthcare and do not regularly receive medical attention outside of our health centers.

Where are Arizona Family Health Partnership health centers located?

Our health centers are located throughout Arizona and in Southern Utah. See our full list of health centers and their details here.

Does Arizona Family Health Partnership fund abortions?

No, abortions are not provided at any of our health centers or through our funding. Health centers may provide medically accurate information about all pregnancy options, as part of non-directive pregnancy options counseling.

Title X FAQ

What is Title X?

Congress established Title X (“ten”) with broad bipartisan support, and President Nixon signed the legislation in 1970. Title X is the only dedicated source of federal funding for family planning services. Health centers receiving Title X funds are required to provide reproductive health services and related preventive health services to low-income and uninsured individuals who may otherwise lack access to healthcare. Click here for more information about Title X.

What is family planning?

Family planning is the process of deciding whether and when to have a child. This includes:

  • Decisions about the length of time between each birth, and;
  • Decisions about birth control methods that may be used.

Is insurance required to receive services?

You don’t need insurance to be seen at a Title X health center. If you have insurance, it may pay for your visit. Bring your insurance card (AHCCCS and/or private) with you to your appointment.

Why is STI/STD testing included in a Title X visit?

Our clients may be tested for sexually transmitted infections/diseases to prevent infertility caused by certain STI/STDs, and for the health of a pregnant mother and her unborn child. Treatment for certain sexually transmitted infections will be covered, or you will be referred for treatment.

Who provides services at Title X health centers?

Health centers are staffed by medical doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and medical assistants that provide top-quality healthcare.

Services FAQ

Does Arizona Family Health Partnership fund abortions?

No, abortions are not provided at any of our health centers or through our funding. Health centers may provide medically accurate information about all pregnancy options, as part of non-directive pregnancy options counseling.

What happens during a Title X appointment?

During your visit, you will fill out forms with information on your health and income, though you are not required to fill out any information you do not wish to report. A medical assistant will review your medical history and may take your vital signs and/or take urine and blood samples for testing. From there, the services depend on your current health and needs. You may have a physical exam. You may receive counseling and education. You may also receive a form of birth control. Some patients may receive referrals for other services or treatment.

How do I make an appointment?

Click to find a health center near you, then call a health center’s direct number to make your appointment. You can call us at (602) 258-5777 (toll-free at (888) 272-5652) and we will give you the number of your nearest Title X health center.

How much do services cost?

Title X services are free for those whose household incomes are below the Federal Poverty Level. Health centers take into account how many people are in your household as well. Costs are discounted, based on a sliding scale, for clients with household incomes up to two-and-a-half times the poverty level. Teens who go to appointments without a parent/guardian present will pay (or not) based on their income level.

Are there services for those with male sex organs?

Yes! Services for those assigned male at birth include (but may not be limited to) testing & treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), education on the prevention of STIs & unwanted pregnancies and reproductive life counseling. For your physical exam, the clinician may examine your penis and testicles to check for any lumps, bumps or sores. They may also check for hernias.

What kinds of birth control do health centers provide?

Our health centers provide a wide-range of birth control options. If you’re seeking a specific brand or method, please call the health center location first to make they carry the method and have it in stock. 

Methods include:

  • Condoms,
  • Hormonal birth control pills and patches for women,
  • Hormonal birth control shot for women,
  • Long-acting, reversible contraception for women, such as IUDs and implants,
  • Hormonal emergency birth control pills for women.

Are services confidential?

Everything you share during your visit is private and confidential, except in the case of disclosures that must be reported to the proper authorities. These include: sexual activity under the age of 14, incest, child molestation, abuse, human trafficking, rape or intimate partner violence. Positive test results for certain sexually transmitted infections may be reported to the state health department.

It is important for the health center to have a way to reach you about test results, however, staff will not leave a message or share your information with anyone else unless you give them your written permission.

What is pregnancy options counseling?

Pregnancy options counseling helps a pregnant woman or couple access information about their options during a pregnancy. Information is non-directive, meaning it is based on what the woman or couple want and not what the provider thinks is best. The information includes how to access services that help during the pregnancy and after childbirth. Options counseling may include information about healthy pregnancy, ending the pregnancy and adoption. Title X does not cover prenatal care, abortion or adoption services.

What happens when a client has an abnormal Pap smear or breast lump?

Anyone who receives abnormal results from a Pap smear or breast exam will receive referrals for further evaluation and/or treatment.

Teen FAQ

Does Arizona Family Health Partnership provide services to teenagers?

Yes. People 17 and younger are eligible to receive all of our services as permitted by state law.

Can teens receive care without their parents present?

Minors are not required to bring a parent or guardian when receiving care. Arizona Family Health Partnership encourages teens to speak openly with their parents/guardians about any activities that could potentially affect their health, including their sexual activities.

Are parents told about services to teens?

All services and information shared during a visit are confidential and not shared with anyone, including a minor’s parent/guardian.

Is everything I share at a visit confidential?

Everything you share during your visit is private and confidential, except in the case of disclosures that must be reported to the proper authorities. These include: sexual activity under the age of 14, incest, child molestation, abuse, human trafficking, rape or intimate partner violence. Positive test results for certain sexually transmitted infections may be reported to the state health department.

How much do services cost?

Title X services are free for those whose household incomes are below the Federal Poverty Level. Health centers take into account how many people are in your household as well. Costs are discounted, based on a sliding scale, for clients with household incomes up to two-and-a-half times the poverty level. Teens who go to appointments without a parent/guardian present will pay (or not) based on their income level.

Preguntas Frecuentes

Que son los servicios de Título X y planificación familiar?

Título X (diez) es un programa federal que proporciona fondos para brindar servicios de salud reproductiva, preventiva y de planificación familiar a personas de bajos ingresos y sin seguro que quizás de otra manera no tendrían acceso a la atención médica.

Planificación familiar le hace preguntarse: “¿Quiero tener hijos?” y “¿Cuándo estaré preparado(a) para tener un hijo?” También se trata del tiempo y espacio entre los embarazos que posibiliten los resultados más saludables para la madre y su bebé. Los proveedores en los centros de salud pueden ayudar con información médicamente precisa, tomando en cuenta que estas decisiones son muy personales y sus respuestas podrían cambiar en cualquier momento. 

Se necesita seguro médico para recibir servicios?

No. No se requiere ningún tipo de seguro. Si lo tiene, traiga su información porque el seguro se puede cobrar el costo de su cita.

Cómo puedo saber si soy elegible para sus servicios?

Haga una cita en un centro de salud para obtener servicios con el programa de Título X (diez). Elegibilidad para servicios gratis o a un costo reducido está basada en el tamaño de su familia y en los ingresos de su hogar. Llame a un centro de salud cerca de usted para más información sobre su situación particular. Lista de los centros de salud

Cuánto cuestan los servicios?

Los servicios del Título X son gratuitos para los clientes cuando los ingresos familiares están por debajo del nivel federal de pobreza. De allí, se paga los servicios con descuento. Para más información, llame a un centro de salud

Qué identificación es necesaria para obtener servicios?

No se tiene que enseñar identificación para obtener nuestros servicios bajo el programa de Título X. Información compartida es confidencial con la excepción de casos de abuso y sexo de menores o infecciones que se tienen que reportar de acuerdo con leyes del estado.

Se necesita hacer cita para obtener servicios?

Sí, para recibir servicios bajo nuestro programa, se tiene que hacer una cita con un centro de salud de Título X. Llame al centro de salud más cerca de usted directamente o a nosotros al 602-258-5777 para ayuda.