Sexual + Reproductive Health Services in southwest colorado

Sexual Health & Family Planning

Axis Health System’s Sexual Health & Family Planning Program in Southwest Colorado ensures that every person – regardless of where they live, how much money they make, their background, or whether or not they have health insurance – has access to basic, preventive reproductive healthcare.

What is an IUD?

Intrauterine devices, aka IUDs, can be a good choice for people seeking long-term birth control. Learn about how they work, what the procedure is like, and the side effects and risks.

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device (basically: a device inside your uterus). It’s a small piece of flexible plastic shaped like a T that is inserted by a provider. It’s long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there. There are hormonal and non-hormonal options available.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Our clinic services are provided regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, number of pregnancies, or marital status. Confidential services are open to individuals of all ages. You may set up your appointment and attend the visit on your own. We will work with you on adjusting the cost so it is affordable for you. For some people, the services will be free.

We want patients to feel safe in seeking the care they need. For more information on Title X and mandatory reporting, click here.

Services in southwest Colorado counties

The Sexual Health & Family Planning Program is now available at our Southwest Integerated Clinics. We recommend that patients fill out our registration forms before their appointment.

While our Title X is available in Archuleta and La Plata counties, sexual health and family planning is available at all integrated locations.

Birth control options

We offer contraception to help people plan and space births and prevent unintended pregnancies. Options for birth control in Durango, Cortez, Dove Creek, and Pagosa Springs include:

  • Condoms
  • Oral contraceptives (“The Pill”)
  • NuvaRing (“The Ring”)
  • Depo shots (“The Shot”)
  • IUD
  • Nexplanon (“The Implant”)
  • Emergency contraception (“Plan B,” “The Morning-After Pill”)

Pregnancy testing & counseling

  • Helping patients who want to conceive
  • Providing basic infertility services
  • Pre-conception health services to improve infant and maternal outcomes and improve patients’ health
  • Screenings and counseling for healthy relationship skills from adolescence through late adulthood, Substance Use Disorder, intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, and behavioral health needs

Annual Exams

The Sexual Health & Family Planning Program provides annual exams, Pap tests, and STI testing. We believe in supporting a patient’s health through preventative screenings.

STD/STI testing & treatment

Axis provides confidential treatment and counseling for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV (vaccine to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts), herpes and trichomoniasis. Treatment options are available on site for chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and trichomoniasis. We also provide vaccinations for HPV and Hepatitis A and B.

What to expect during your visit

You might be a little nervous about your first family-planning visit – especially if it’s your first time setting up your own appointment. We’re here to help you and make it as easy as possible.  Read more about what to expect during your first visit.

Call for confidential appointment

Tell the person who answers the phone: “I want to make a confidential appointment for family planning services.”

Pagosa Springs Integrated healthcare

Cortez Integrated healthcare

Durango Integrated Healthcare

Dove Creek Integrated healthcare