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Kenner Army Health Clinic now offers walk-in contraceptive services, in compliance with the Defense Health Agency mandate, to promote better family planning and enhance readiness capabilities for active-duty women and beneficiaries at all Military Treatment Facilities.

Active-duty service members and beneficiaries will have multiple birth control options to include birth control pills, emergency contraception, birth control patches, NuvaRing, Depo Provera injections, and Nexplanon. These services include same-day access with no appointment or referral required. Later this year, Kenner will expand these services to include Intrauterine Devices.

“We are committed to readiness and that includes making it easier for our Servicemembers to access contraception services,” said U.S. Army Lt Col. (Dr) Christopher J. Forster, Chief Medical Officer, Kenner Army Health Clinic. “By providing walk-in care without the need for referral, our Servicemembers and beneficiaries are empowered to make informed and timely decisions for their health.”

At Kenner, walk-in services will be provided each Tuesday from

7:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m. within the Active-Duty Clinic for all beneficiaries. Patients will be served on a first come, first serve basis. If for some reason the clinic is full and unable to accommodate at that time, a prompt appointment will be offered.

Appointments can also be scheduled by calling 866-533-5242 from 0700-1600 daily.

For more information on these expanded services, please visit Kenner Army Health Clinic > Health Services > Women's Health & Pregnancy > Contraceptive Care (tricare.mil) or contact your primary care provider.