Vasectomy in Winter Haven, Florida:
(near Lakeland)

 

At the Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida clinic in Winter Haven (close to Lakeland) vasectomies are performed every 6 to 8 weeks by Dr. Doug Stein. For exact dates, see Dr. Stein's Outfield Schedule. The fee is $590, often covered by health insurance and the federal Title 10 program for those without insurance. A deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled (see below). The counseling process can be done online by (1) reviewing Dr. Stein's vasectomy page, (2) viewing the online counseling video, and (3) reading the vasectomy info sheet or vasectomy info sheet Spanish version (this is a PDF file viewable with Acrobat Reader, available here as a free download if you don't already have a copy of Acrobat Reader on your computer), which you will be asked to sign prior to your procedure. So only one visit is required, but you will have Dr. Stein's office, home, and cell phone numbers so that you can always reach him if you have questions after your procedure. You will also be given a mailer, so that you can send a semen sample to Dr. Stein's Tampa office 12 weeks after your vasectomy to be sure that your semen is sperm-free. We also strongly encourage you to pre-register on our On-line Vasectomy Registration page. On arrival for your vasectomy, you will still have to complete a few forms for Planned Parenthood, but your registration with Dr. Stein will be complete. In fact, you may even print and complete the Planned Parenthood forms before your arrival to expedite your visit even further; just click for the Planned Parenthood Registration Form, Contact Sheet, General Consent for care, and Vasectomy Consent. Bring them when you come.

The Planned Parenthood Clinic in Winter Haven is in a shopping center (Spring Lake Square) on the southwest corner of Havendale Boulevard (State Road 544) and 8th Street (US Highway 17).

The address is:
908 Spring Lake Square
Winter Haven, FL 33881

BUT ...

... if you put this into your GPS or MapQuest, you will likely get lost because "Spring Lake Square" is the name of a shopping center, not the name of a street.

Our advice?
Do not use MapQuest or your GPS. Follow the directions on this page.

Telephone (863) 293-7494.

From the west (i.e., from the Lakeland area), take US Route 92 eastbound until SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) splits off to the south ~4 miles east of the Polk Parkway. On Havendale, drive 3 miles east to US 17, then turn right (south) on US 17. The entryway to Spring Lake Square will be about 100 yards south on the right side.

Turn in, and as you drive down a short tree-lined street,

the Planned Parenthood Clinic will be visible through the trees on the right side:

If you are coming from the northeast (Haines City / Davenport), take US 17 100 yards past its intersection with Havendale, then turn right into Spring Lake Square as above.

From the south (Bartow / Wauchula), take US 17 north to the Spring Lake Square entrance, on the left 100 yards before you reach Havendale. From the southeast (Lake Wales / Sebring), take US 27 to State Road 540 to US 17, then north on 17 to the entrance to Spring Lake Square, 100 yards south of Havendale on the left side:

To schedule, please call Dr. Stein's office at 813-903-1902 or toll-free 866-827-8463. Again, a deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled. The deposit is fully refundable until 7 calendar days prior to the appointed vasectomy date, non-refundable thereafter for either cancellation or postponement. The deposit can be paid during online pre-registration by providing a VISA/MasterCard number, or by mailing a check or money order payable to Douglas G. Stein, MD to his Tampa office (Douglas G. Stein, MD, PA; 3000 E Fletcher Avenue; Suite 330; Tampa, FL 33613).

The balance of the fee ($490) is due on the day of the vasectomy, payable to Planned Parenthood by cash, money order, or Visa / MasterCard / Discover. Personal checks are not accepted by this Planned Parenthood clinic.

If your vasectomy is covered by an insurance company with which Dr. Stein is a contracted provider, your deposit will be returned to you when we are paid by your insurance company. Itemized and properly coded receipts are provided, and these may be submitted to insurance companies with which Dr. Stein is not a contracted provider in an attempt to get reimbursement or credit toward your deductible. To learn whether your insurance company will cover a vasectomy at this site, please call your carrier and ask the 5 questions listed here.

Financial Aid:
Financial assistance is available through the Title X Program at the Polk County Health Department for men who qualify based upon income and family size.