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Family planning clinic opens in Scott County following HIV epidemic

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana Family Health Council plans to open a family planning clinic in Scottsburg, following the HIV epidemic in Scott County.

The clinic set to open on April 14 will provide health services, STD and HIV testing.

“We will offer a full range of services including pregnancy tests, birth control, family planning and medical services,” said Kristin Adams, president and CEO. “As part of those services, clinicians are able to offer confidential rapid HIV testing for anyone who is interested in receiving testing.”

The clinic will also help those who are eligible HIP 2.0. sign up.

“While we currently are operating this family planning location under the emergency order, we will review the long-term sustainability of keeping the clinic open after the 30-day emergency window,” Adams said.

Hours for clinic will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New Hope’s Scottsburg at 1642 West McClain Avenue. Testing and services are free or low cost and confidential. Insurance is also welcome.