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Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services


The Ministry of Health offers a wide variety of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services to citizens free of charge.




What services are available?

The following services are available at public health centres and hospitals at no cost to clients.

  • Family Planning Services (at all primary care facilities: Port of Spain General Hospital, Mt. Hope Women's Hospital, and San Fernando General Hospital).
  • Pap smear tests.
  • Pregnancy tests.
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) insertion.
  • Family and life counselling.
  • Education and training programmes.

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Who qualifies for these services?

These services are available to anyone who is 16 years of age or older.

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How do I access these services?

  • No appointment is necessary - just walk in to a facility or Health Centre.  Clients are attended to on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Ask to speak to the Sessional Clerk (Family Planning Clerk) who will then refer you to the Sessional Nurse (Family Planning Nurse) or District Health Visitor (DHV).
  • You are not required to provide any document to access these services.  However, if you are a new client, you will be required to provide some basic demographic information (age, area of residence, etc.).
  • The Sessional Nurse, the District Health Visitor (DHV) or the person who is in charge of the family planning clinic will provide most of the services.
  • You should be able to complete your visit within 30 to 45 minutes.
  • You may be referred to a medical practitioner or social worker according to the nature of the health service required.

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Where are these services provided?

These services are provided at all Health Centres throughout Trinidad and Tobago on scheduled clinic days.

Please follow the link below to see the schedules for Health Centres or hospitals near you.

 

These services are also available on scheduled clinic days at the following hospitals: 

  • Port of Spain General Hospital - Charlotte Street, Port of Spain. Tel. (868) 623-2951-6
  • Mt. Hope Hospital - Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs. Tel. (868) 662-7006/7153/5764
  • San Fernando General Hospital - Independence Avenue, San Fernando. Tel. (868) 652-3581

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Where can I find more information?

Population Programme Unit

Trade Zone Complex

1 El Socorro Extension

San Juan

Trinidad, West Indies

Tel. (868) 674-4050/8754
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Trinidad and Tobago Family Planning Association
Ministry of Health

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