Scott County
Health Department

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102 Groves Estates Court

P.O. Box 129

Sikeston, MO 63801


Telephone: 573-471-4044
Toll-Free: 800-471-4044

Family Planning


Family planning is a program for any male or female seeking a form of birth control or requesting a pap smear. A nurse practitioner completes a physical examination, performs pap smears, breast exams, and prescribes birth control methods for each client. Each client wishing to participate in the program must have an appointment with the nurse practitioner. A physician attends three clinics each month for problem visits. 


Forms of birth control offered by the Health Center include:

  • Condoms
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Depo
  • Ortho Evra Patch
  • Metrogel

The client is expected to return to the Health Department to pick up pills or receive Depo Provera injections and return for their annual exam.


Several tests that may be included in the yearly exam:  blood pressure, weight, hemoglobin level,

syphilis, urine test for protein and sugar, pap smear, breast exam, and gonorrhea/chlamydia cultures. With each exam, the nurse practitioner asks important issues of pre-pregnancy counseling to include intake of folic acid, drug-alcohol use and proper diet, prevention of the spread of STD's, and the importance of self-breast exams.

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