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Planned Parenthood provides basic healthcare for men, and we’re here for any questions or concerns you might have—you can ask us anything. You can rely on us for men's health services, including STD testing and treatment, HIV testing, and sex education and information to help you take charge of your sexual health.

Skilled professionals in our health centers are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable medical care for everyone—in a safe and caring atmosphere. Find your nearest Planned Parenthood and schedule your next appointment online—or call us at 1-800-230-PLAN.

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HPV and Rapid HIV Testing

HIV is the infection that causes AIDS. HIV has few or no symptoms for up to 10 years or more before symptoms of AIDS develop. About 1 out of 6 people with HIV don't know they are infected, so testing is very important. Getting tested is quick, simple, and painless: rapid HIV tests can provide results in as fast as 20 minutes from just a swab inside the mouth. Learn more about HIV & AIDS and HIV testing.

HPV Testing and Vaccine

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. There are more than 100 types of HPV. Some types produce warts—plantar warts on the feet and common hand warts. About 40 types of HPV can infect the genital area—the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, anus, penis, or scrotum.

Genital HPV infections are very common. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. But most people who have HPV don't know it.

There are two types of HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. They both protect against HPV types 16 and 18, which cause 7 out of 10 cases of cervical cancer. Gardasil also protects against types six and 11. They cause 9 out of 10 cases of genital warts.

It is recommended that all girls and women ages 9 to 26 get an HPV vaccine. Boys and men ages 9 to 26 can get the vaccine to prevent genital warts, some cancers of the anus, and to prevent the spread of HPV to women, which could potentially cause cancer. Learn more about HPV and the HPV vaccine.

STI Testing

If you've had sex with another person and did not use a condom, internal condom, dental dam, or other barrier, it's a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. Getting tested can put your mind at ease or get you (and your partner) needed treatment. It's also important to learn about ways you and your partner can protect yourselves in the future through safer sex. Learn more about STIs and STI testing.

Vasectomy

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas does not offer vasectomies. For a referral, please call 1-800-230-(PLAN)7526.

To learn about vasectomies, click here

 

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans

PPO is one type of health insurance plan and stands for "Preferred Provider Option." This type of plan allows a patient to receive services from out-of-network providers, but usually the patient pays more than if they received the same services from an in-network provider. We are an in-network provider for the following:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas*
  • Cigna
  • Humana PPO
  • MultiPlan Third Party Administrator (TPA)**

*Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas includes the Blue Card program, in which clients with out-of-state Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans and the Blue Cross Federal Employee Health Benefits Program are able to see our providers as though they were in state.

**Contact us for details regarding MultiPlan networks.


What will my insurance cover?
Contact us directly to find out if the service or product you're looking to get is covered under your specific insurance carrier and plan. In many cases, birth control and annual well-woman exams are covered for free, with no copay.

Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plans

HMO is one type of health insurance plan and stands for "Health Maintenance Organization." HMO plans typically have a lower premium, but patients can only use their insurance to receive care at in-network healthcare providers. (If you have an HMO, and you visit a healthcare provider that is out-of-network, you will not be able to use your insurance, and you will have to pay the full cost of your services on your own.) HMO plans may require referral. We are an in-network provider for the following:

  • Aetna Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Extra Value (BEV)
  • Ambetter
  • Sendero (Austin area)

What will my insurance cover?
Contact us directly to find out if the service or product you're looking to get is covered under your specific insurance carrier and plan. In many cases, birth control and annual well-woman exams are covered for free, with no copay.

Self-Pay Methods

If you're a self-pay patient, that means you won't be using insurance to pay for your healthcare services. Instead, you'll pay out of your own pocket. But don't worry—we're here to help. We do our best to offer expert care at affordable prices. And many healthcare services could be available to you at low or no cost.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • cash
  • check
  • money order
  • debit card
  • MasterCard, Visa (we do not accept American Express)

Payment is expected at time of service.

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