The vast majority of federal money that Planned Parenthood does receive goes toward preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women’s health services.
The idea began at the first birth control clinic, in Brownsville, Brooklyn in 1916. Margaret Sanger, a founder of planned parenthood gained worldwide respect for founding the American birth control movement.
What is Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood Federation of America claims to be the largest provider of reproductive health services in the United States, offering sexual and reproductive health care, education and outreach to nearly 5 million women, men and adolescents annually worldwide.
It has 650 affiliate health centers across the nation, including standalone clinics and satellite offices. The services offered at different centers vary. It estimates that 2.5 million women and men in the US visit its affiliate health centers for services and information each year, and its website receives 60 million visits annually.
According to the report, 83% of its patients were 20 or older, nearly 80% had incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.
The estimated 216,000 planned parenthood abortions per year are averted by contraceptive services.
About This Health Center
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.
The vast majority of federal money that Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland does receive goes toward preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women’s health services.
Planned Parenthood Location
19650 Clubhouse Road #101,
Gaithersburg, MD 20886.
Language & Interpreters
Please let planned parenthood know if you need an interpreter when scheduling your appointment.
Free interpretation available for other languages.
Services provided :
- Birth Control
- HIV Services
- LGBTQ Services
- Men's Health Care
- Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
- Pregnancy Testing & Services
- STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines
- Women's Health Care
Hours Of Operations :
Planned parenthood hours and same day appointments options can change. Please be sure to call ahead. See Planned parenthood hours below, or click on a health center's name for details on services, contact info, and more.
- Mon: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Tues: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Wed: 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Thurs: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Sat: Closed
- Sun: Closed
You can privately and easily schedule your planned parenthood appointment online for select services 24/7.
For the full set of planned parenthood services, you can call 301-208-1300 to schedule your appointment. Health center staff can also answer any questions you may have.
If you need emergency contraception (AKA the morning after pill), you can walk in anytime we’re open.
Pregnancy testing, Plan B, and birth control refill pickups.
Planned Parenthood Birth control refills are available during all business hours for patients with current prescriptions. Please call ahead 48 hours for prescription pick-up.
Insurance & Payments
Everyone deserves affordable health care. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.
I don’t have insurance or Medicaid
If you’re worried about cost, talk to Planned Parenthood near you about how you can get health care that fits your budget.
I have insurance or Medicaid
Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland take the following insurance:
- Blue Cross
- United Health Care
Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland accept many private and public insurance plans. If you don't see your insurance listed, please call them at 301-208-1300
Most health insurance plans now cover prescription birth control, annual wellness exams, and HIV and STD screenings with no copay, and many other services with some copay required. Contact your health insurance company directly to confirm that the services you need are covered and what, if any, out of pocket costs you are required to pay.
Use the planned parenthood patient portal for sending secure messages, viewing medical records, requesting prescription refills, and much more.
You can use the new planned parenthood portal to:
- Pay your bill
- Complete health forms online to save time
- Request prescription refills or view your medications
- View and schedule appointments online
Hormone Therapy Self Injection Videos
There are two types of hormone self-injections: intramuscular (IM) injections and subcutaneous (SubQ) injections.
An intramuscular injection is a way of injecting medication deep into the muscle tissue.
A subcutaneous injection is a way of injecting medication into the subcutaneous tissue that is directly under the skin.
Planned parenthood hormone injection videos are accessible to people who are hearing impaired or who need the video transcripts for any other reason.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Pill
The abortion pill, is used in medical abortions to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Medication abortion involves using the medications mifepristone and misoprostol instead of surgery to end a pregnancy.
How to Take the Abortion Pills and What to Expect
You have to take 2 sets of pills for your abortion. These pills have close to the same name, but are different. You will take a pill at the clinic on Day 1. You will take other pills at home on Day 2 or on Day 3.
- The pill you will take at the clinic (Day 1) is called mifepristone
- The pill you will take at home (Day 2 or 3) are called misoprostol
Day 1 — At the clinic?
You will take a mifepristone pill at the clinic. You will also get antibiotic pills to take. Please make sure that you take all of the antibiotics we give you.
Getting ready for Day 2 or 3
— You will bleed and have cramps after you take the misoprostol pills at home. So you’ll want to plan ahead before you take them:
- Choose a time when you can be private and rest for awhile after you take them.
- Plan to have someone you trust on hand to help you out.
- Buy maxi pads, pain medicine, food, and anything else you will need to make yourself relaxed.
- Have books or videos to help you pass the time.
Day 2 or 3 — Take the misprostol pills?
- You will take the misoprostol pills at home on Day 2 or 3 (24—48 hours after taking the mifepristone at the clinic).
- Take the anti-nausea pills, if we gave them to you, and pain pills to prevent cramps. You can use ibuprofen (Motrin). Follow the directions on the bottle. Do not take aspirin, because it will make you bleed more.
- Wait 30 minutes.
- Take the 4 misoprostol pills. Put 2 pills on one side of your mouth, and the other 2 on the other side of your mouth. Wait 3 minutes for the pill to dissolve. After 30 minutes, swallow what is left of the pills
What will happen to me after I take the misoprostol pills?
It is normal to cramp and bleed. Cramping and bleeding often start 2 to 4 hours after you take the pills. It can last for hours.
It is heaviest when the pregnancy comes out. The pregnancy is very small. You may not see it. You might see it if you are more than 8 weeks (2 months) pregnant. At 8 weeks, the fetus is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Cramping and bleeding will slow down after it comes out.
Things to know:
- Bleeding can be heavy. You may see large blood clots the size of a lemon.
- You may feel sick to your stomach.
- You could have diarrhea.
- You could have mild fever or chills for a little while.
FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Is Planned Parenthood free for everyone?
The government provides money to family planning clinics, like Planned Parenthood, so that people who do not have health insurance can get care at reduced rates, or in some cases free, depending on their family income at the time of their visit.
2. Is Planned Parenthood free without insurance?
Yes. Planned Parenthood is here to provide expert care, no matter what. If you don't have insurance, you may qualify for low- to no-cost services.
3. How much does it cost to be seen at Planned Parenthood?
If you need an exam, it can cost about $35–$250 (but it may be free if you have health insurance). Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland works to make health care accessible and affordable. Some health centers are able to charge according to income. Most accept health insurance.
4. What is free at Planned Parenthood?
You may be eligible to get free birth control, STI testing, exams, and more through New York State's Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP). To find out more, call (800) 230-PLAN or email us at email@example.com.
5. Is there a copay at Planned Parenthood?
Copays usually range from $10 to $35, but it depends on the insurance company and your type of plan. Copays have to be collected at the beginning of your appointment, unless you have signed up to have the Family Planning Benefit Program pay the cost for you. Most Medicaid plans require no copay and can also get assistance through Prescription Coupon.
6. Does Planned Parenthood give free abortions?
You can get an abortion from a doctor, abortion clinic, or Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland health center. You may be able to get your abortion for free or at low cost.
7. Do you have to pay upfront at Planned Parenthood?
Our monthly payment plans cover all regular exams, lab tests, birth control methods, and STD testing and treatment services*. ... Partial payment is required at your initial visit. Monthly installments are automatically paid from your choice of checking or savings account, or debit or credit card.
8. Can you just walk into Planned Parenthood?
All of our services require an appointment. Walk-ins can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. In order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner, an appointment can be made over the phone or online.
9. How much is a pregnancy test at Planned Parenthood without insurance?
They usually cost about $8–$15. Pregnancy tests are effective early — as soon as a few days after a missed period.
10. Does Planned Parenthood offer financial help?
Help is available. Financial assistance is available for most services offered at Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland. We accept Medicaid (OHP / Apple Health) and offer a variety of funding programs that may help pay for your visit.
11. How much does birth control cost without insurance?
For most brands, 1 pill pack lasts for 1 month, and each pack can cost anywhere from $0-$50. But they're totally free with most health insurance plans, or if you qualify for some government programs.
12. How much planned parenthood abortion cost?
An abortion costs up to $750 in the first trimester, and up to $1,500 later in pregnancy. The planned parenthood abortion cost depends on a few different things about you and your situation.
13. How much planned parenthood std testing cost?
Some Planned Parenthood STD testing in Gaithersburg, Maryland are free, and can help you get health care that you can afford.
14. Does planned parenthood do ultrasounds?
Yes. You can visit your Planned Parenthood in Gaithersburg, Maryland for free or low-cost ultrasounds, whether or not you have insurance..
15. Does planned parenthood do abortions?
Yes. You can get an in-clinic abortion at many Planned Parenthood health centers.