When the Twisp Family Planning Clinic closed after fifteen years of operation at the end of 2015, Room One committed to ensuring access to reproductive health services in the Methow remains strong. We are transitioning our strategy from supporting our local family planning clinic to building the capacity of local health clinics to effectively meet the reproductive needs of teens and vulnerable adults.
In partnership with Family Health Centers (FHC), we are excited to announce a strategy to fill the most critical gaps in family planning services: the Contraception Access Program (CAP).
CAP is designed to reduce or eliminate the costs of the most effective forms of birth control, Long Acting Reversible Contraception ( LARCs). To access this resource, teens and women connect with Room One or Family Health Centers, complete an eligibility screening, and get connected with a provider that can meet their needs. If the provider is from FHC, a grant given to Room One will cover the cost. CAP is a pilot program for Methow Valley residents - we look forward to assessing this pilot effort and continuing to build a sustainable, local solution with caring partners across the Valley.