About Go Ask Tara

Go Ask Tara is a free and anonymous texting service.  Answers to your questions are provided by Family Planning Clinic nurses and Health Promotion Specialist at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. Send your questions and get a reply within 72 hours.

 Family Planning Clinic

The goal of the Family Planning Clinic at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment is to provide low-cost, effective care for anyone wanting to prevent pregnancies and STI's. The clinic is a safe and completely confidential environment.

What We Offer
We offer Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment. Testing is recommended twice a year for individuals who have more than one partner and annual STI testing for individuals with only one partner. We also offer rapid HIV testing.

We offer many types of birth control options including Depo Provera, Nexplanon, IUDs, condoms, and many othersWe can help you decide what the best method is for you.  

Well Woman Care

We offer annual well-woman exams. Well-woman exams provide a way for you to check up on your health every year and provides an opportunity to discuss birth control. Your visit could include a breast exam, pelvic exam, Pap smear, STI screening, or STI/birth control education.

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Cost

If you are under 19:

  • Family planning services are FREE(We do sometimes bill insurance, but only if it doesn't interfere with the confidentiality of our client.)

If you are over 19:

  • Family planning services are on a sliding fee scale. Sliding scale means the price varies based on your income.

STI Testing:

  • If you are visiting for Family Planning and are under 19, STI testing is included in your family planning visit and is FREE.

  • If you are over 19 and/or not using our clinic for Family Planning services, STI testing is on a sliding-fee scale and there may be costs involved.

 

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment Clinic works hard to ensure care is available to all community members, regardless of ability to pay. 

Our Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 AM-noon & 1:00-4:30 PM

 

Monday, Wednesday

9:00 AM-noon & 1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Extended Hours:
The third Thursday of every month. The last appointment is at 5:00 PM.

Find out more!

Meet clinic staff and find out more about what you should expect during your appointment at the Family Planning Clinic.

How to find Us

Family Planning Clinic visits require an appointment.
 Call to make an appointment 719-583-4380.

 

The clinic is located at 101 W. 9th in Pueblo, CO
 on the second floor of the health department.

The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
Mission Statement
  1. Help youth, teens, and young adults gain the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions about their sexual health. 

  2. Encourage behavioral change to support the prevention and reduction of adolescent pregnancies (in ages 15-19), unplanned pregnancies (ages 20-24), and sexually transmitted infections (STI's) throughout Pueblo County. 


The program uses a message of abstinence and contraception to encourage teens and young adults to make responsible, healthy choices. This mission is reached using various strategies, including peer education in schools, evidence-based comprehensive sexual health curriculum, and a medically accurate anonymous texting service.

What We Do

Improving Classroom Education

Works within Pueblo City Schools and School District 70 to implement comprehensive sexual health education into schools. We help train and support teachers to implement programs in their classrooms and provide lessons upon request. Current programs being implemented include Draw the Line, Respect the Line and Family Life and Sexual Health  (FLASH).

Askable Adult/Askable Parent Classes

A one to two-hour training to help parents and adults working with youth talk to them about sexual health, drugs, alcohol, and other hard life topics. Askable Adult/Parent Classes help adults learn what type of questions kids will ask, and how to answer them to the best of their ability. Classes are free to the community.
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What We Believe
  • Youth are smart, valuable, and responsible.

  • Adolescent/unplanned pregnancy and STI transmission are preventable.

  • Pregnancies too early are a community issue that can be addressed with collaborative partnerships.

  • Parents, families, and schools are an integral part of communication and education for youth and young adults.

  • Adolescents and young adults should abstain from sexual activity until they know both the medical reason for abstinence as well as the most effective and safe methods of contraception.

  • Sexually active adolescents and young adults provided access to medical advice and care along with counseling, advice, and support to assist them in developing a safe and healthy lifestyle.

  • Tolerance and diversity reduce the rate of adolescent pregnancy and STIs in Pueblo County.

Did you know?
  • 47% of high school students reported not having sexual intercourse (2013).

  • Teen births have gone down by 64% since 2009.

  • 52.7% of pregnancies to women 20-24 years of age in Pueblo County were unplanned.

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Family Planning Clinic Hours

Tue, Thurs, Friday: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

Mon, Wed:   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CLOSED daily from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Open late the 3rd Thursday each month. Latest appointment is at

5:00 PM.

719-583-4380

Schedule your appointment today.