Choices (Family Planning & Reproductive Health)

The Calhoun County Public Health Department offers a wide range of services to assist everyone who wish to start a family or prevent a pregnancy, and to avoid the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Please see [Hours & Locations] to make an appointment at your nearest CCPHD clinic.

All clients wishing to take a more active role in their sexual and reproductive health are welcome to visit CCPHD at either the Battle Creek or Albion clinic during normal office hours. Clinics offer a number of services, and will happily provide referrals and connections to Medicaid and doctors’ offices where needed. Below is a list of services provided:

  • Information on birth control and sexual health
  • Help to choose the birth control method that works best with individual needs
  • Counseling for planning a healthy pregnancy when the time is right for the client
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Testing and treatment for STIs
  • Exams and screenings for cancer or other health issues

Clients identified as pregnant will be provided information on pregnancy resources and centers, such as Oaklawn Medical Group, Grace Health, and Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan Kalamazoo and CCPHD WIC and Nurse-Family Partnership programs as qualified. CCPHD is tasked with equally presenting all options for pregnancy without bias.

Meet CCPHD's Family Nurse Practitioner, Michelle Thorne, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Michelle graduated from Michigan State University with her bachelor’s degree in nursing and worked as an RN in Med/Surg and ER in the Lansing and Kalamazoo area. She moved back to her hometown of Battle Creek and began her career in Public Health working in immunizations, communicable disease, and STI/HIV programs in both Kalamazoo and Calhoun County. She returned to school and received her master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University. While coordinating the return of the Family Planning program at Calhoun County, Michelle became a board-certified family nurse practitioner through Bradley University – Illinois.  

Michelle's public health role is to listen to the concerns of her patients without judgment and provide them with resources to empower them to a healthier life. She is passionate about seeing an end to Hepatitis, HIV and HPV infections as well as empowering young men and women to plan for all pregnancies resulting in healthier families. 


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