Essential Health Clinic
is now Planned Parenthood.

Offering a wide range of birth control options

Working to prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases is an important part of what we do at Essential Health Clinic.

Why do we choose Essential Health Clinic?

High quality, confidential reproductive healthcare, is an important choice to consider.

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Essential Health Clinic

We thought you might like to know a bit more about Essential Health Clinic and its good works throughout Western Wisconsin. EHC has been professionally and discreetly assisting people with their reproductive health concerns for over 40 years. Here are factual answers to a few of the inquiries often asked as people consider their involvement in our mission.

Is Essential Health Clinic (EHC) a part of Gundersen Health System?
No, Essential Health Clinic is a fully-independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit entity.

Is Essential Health Clinic a “free” clinic?
No, Essential Health Clinic is not a free clinic. Essential Health Clinic serves all people regardless of age, sex, income, marital status, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity. While no one is refused services because of inability to pay, charges for services and contraceptive supplies will be your responsibility.

What types of services are available?
Annual health exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, FDA-approved birth control methods, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, HIV testing, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counseling, education, and resources.

Does EHC bill to insurance?
Yes, Essential Health Clinic does bill to insurance. To help cover unpaid portions, eligible clients can be enrolled in a costcovering program even if they have insurance.

Proudly Serving the Counties of LaCrosse, Monroe, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Vernon, Richland and Crawford.

We offer the following forms of birth control:

One of our providers can help you decide the best option for you. Click an option to learn more.