Vasectomy in Polk County, Florida:

 

    The Polk County Health Department has an excellent Vasectomy Program and may (depending on fund availability* each fiscal year) have Title X (Ten) financial assistance for men who qualify based on income and family size. Thursday morning vasectomies are performed for Polk County Health Department patients by Dr. Doug Stein every six to eight weeks at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Lakeland. For exact dates, see his Outfield Schedule Page. To obtain services, just follow these steps:

1. Call any one of the five Polk County Health Department Clinics:
Auburndale 1850 Hobbs Road (863) 965-5400
(If the staff is not helpful, or if you leave a message and do not receive a return call within 24 hours, please call 813-972-1365 for assistance.)
Bartow 2020 East Georgia Street (863) 519-7916
(If the staff is not helpful, or if you leave a message and do not receive a return call within 24 hours, please call 813-972-1365 for assistance.)
Haines City 111 11th Street (863) 421-3204
(If the staff is not helpful, or if you leave a message and do not receive a return call within 24 hours, please call 813-972-1365 for assistance.)
Lake Wales 835 West Central Avenue (863) 678-4144
(If the staff is not helpful, or if you leave a message and do not receive a return call within 24 hours, please call 813-972-1365 for assistance.)
Lakeland 3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd. (863) 413-2620
(If the staff is not helpful, or if you leave a message and do not receive a return call within 24 hours, please call 813-972-1365 for assistance.)

2. Make and attend an appointment at which you will receive vasectomy counseling, undergo financial screening, and sign a permit (consent) for vasectomy. You will be given a referral, and copies of your consent and authorization will be mailed to Dr. Stein's office.
3. Call to make an appointment for a vasectomy on a date at least 30 days after the date on which you signed your consent (government regulation for Title X coverage). You can have your vasectomy at any of the following locations:

Where:

When:

Planned Parenthood in Lakeland certain Thursdays* Click for location and directions.
Tampa office of Dr. Doug Stein Almost any Tuesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon Click for location and directions.

* - For exact dates, see Dr. Stein's Outfield Schedule Page

4. Twelve (12) weeks after your vasectomy, you will mail (mailers provided) a semen sample to Dr. Stein's office to confirm that the semen is sperm-free and that you may stop other forms of contraception.

* - If Title X funds are no longer available for the current fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) in Polk County, Polk County residents may seek Title X assistance at the Plant City clinic of the Hillsborough County Health Department. Or, if you wish to pay, the fee at Planned Parenthood is $590, and separate counseling and procedure visits are not required.