Reproductive Health and Family Planning

If you have questions about accessing abortion services, please call 414-289-3002 or contact your health care provider.

 

The Wisconsin Reproductive Health and Family Planning (RHFP) program supports clinics across the state of Wisconsin to provide family planning, reproductive and sexual health services. The program ensures family planning services for all who need them across Wisconsin.

People looking for clinical services

Know your rights about reproductive health care: 

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website provides up-to-date information about access to and coverage of reproductive health care and resources. 

Your primary health care provider or clinical services may be able to help you with:

  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Birth control
  • Emergency contraception
  • STI screening and treatment
  • Preventive and primary care services
  • Intimate partner safety
  • Referrals for follow up and/or specialized care

If you do not have a health care provider, you can find a clinic near you through the Title X Clinic Finder or the Planned Parenthood website. All services provided through Title X and Planned Parenthood are voluntary and confidential. These services are also provided regardless of insurance status. No one will be turned away based on their inability to pay. Staff will work with you to make sure your services are covered. Some people may also qualify for benefits to help pay for their visit through the Family Planning Only Services Medicaid benefit.

Remember to call clinics first to ask about their hours and services they provide. For general questions about health care services in Wisconsin, visit the Well Badger Resource Center, text 608-360-9328, or call 1-800-642-7837.

Don't delay getting help if:

  • You need care for life-threatening complications of pregnancy. These can include ectopic pregnancies, which are never viable, incomplete miscarriages, or incomplete placental delivery.
  • You or someone you know decides to undertake methods of ending a pregnancy outside the health care system and suffers complications. Do not delay needed care for infection, prolonged bleeding, or other complications. Health care professionals are required to keep information shared with them confidential.
  • You are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or have other mental health concerns. It is important to take care of your mental health. Talk to a health care professional you trust or call 211 if you are experiencing these feelings.
  • You at any time are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or feel you are in immediate danger. Call 911.

If you need other help:

Public health or health care professionals

If you are a public health or health care professional working as a part of our network or interested in joining our network, you may be interested in the following resources.

National and federal resources

State resources

Well-Badger Resource Center: Wisconsin’s health information and referral service, connecting you to the social, health, and government programs available in your communities

Email the RHFP program for more information.

Additional resources related to abortion services

Patient referral services

Patient education materials

Provider resources

Below are a list of peer-reviewed, scientific articles on the effects and treatment of unsafe abortions.

Strategies to care for your mental health

  • Watch for signs of burnout and stress: Signs can range from poor hygiene; depression; irritability fatigue; and frustration, to more serious signs of being worried too much or easily startled, and having nightmares.
  • Make time to unwind: Take time every day to do things you enjoy.
  • Get support from team members: Set up a buddy system for staff to share concerns, talk about stress, and watch over each other’s safety and well-being.
  • Ask for help when you need it: You may feel anxious or angry. Call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or your county crisis response line if you feel like you want to hurt yourself or others. You can also text “HOPELINE” to 741741 for emotional support.
  • Develop healthy ways to cope with stress: Take breaks from work, eat healthy foods, exercise, and socialize with friends and family. Do not use drugs and alcohol as a way to cope.
  • Limit your news and social media time: Repeated reports and posts about traumatic events can be upsetting. Take breaks.
  • Take care of your body: Eat healthy, do some type of regular exercise, and get enough sleep.

More tips are available through Resilient Wisconsin.

Who we are:

Comprehensive services: The RHFP program brings together a variety of stakeholders, weaving a network of clinics and referral partners to provide expansive and comprehensive service options for all clients.

Health equity: The RHFP program strives to promote reproductive justice and ensure equitable access to care, identifying and breaking down barriers on both individual and systemic levels.

Coordinated care: The RHFP program coordinates a network of high-quality family planning and reproductive health care services across the state by providing standardized information, training, and educational resources to all clinical partners. 

Contacts

Stephanie Mock – Unit Supervisor

Shuba Samuel, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, APNP, CEN, CNE – Advance Practice Nurse Practitioner

Alexa DeBoth – Epidemiologist

Maren Holm – Family Health Program Trainer

Chelsea Onchuck – RHFP RN Consultant

Ashley Schroeder - RHFP RN Consultant

 

 
Last Revised: July 20, 2022