Family Planning Health Services, Inc. (FPHS) is a private, non-profit, community based, confidential reproductive health care provider in Central Wisconsin. Incorporated in 1973, the agency was formed without stock and not-for-profit and operates under the policies of a volunteer Board of Directors. FPHS provides services to anyone and everyone regardless of age, income or marital status.
The agency grew from the time of incorporation in 1973 to the present and now provides reproductive health care services in eight Central Wisconsin counties: Adams, Juneau, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Sauk and Taylor. FPHS also established and maintains two outreach sites at Keenan Health Center and Southside Health Center in Milwaukee to help meet the needs of the population in the west Milwaukee area. FPHS provides WIC services (Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children) in Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon counties. Other programs incorporated include Early Identification of Pregnancy (EIDP) and reproductive health exams for women covered by the Wisconsin Well-Woman Program (WWWP).
Board of Directors – the FPHS volunteer Board of Directors consists of professional and non-professional representatives from the seven county Central Wisconsin area. Representatives come from the fields of medicine, law, education, finance, local government and private citizens.
The corporate structure consists of an Executive Director and a leadership team that oversee the work of the agency under the guidance of the FPHS Board of Directors. The corporate offices are located in Wausau, Wisconsin at 719 N 3rd Avenue. Each county served has a clinic site managed by a team of individuals consisting of a clinic nurse, nurse practitioner and reception staff/clinic assistants. Basic reproductive health care services are provided in each county served. FPHS does not provide medical prenatal care or sterilization services (referrals are made to area medical providers). FPHS does not provide adoption or abortion services.
FPHS is a founding member of the Wisconsin Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (WFPRHA). FPHS officials and staff belong to many local and state public health associations and groups. FPHS is considered a leader in Wisconsin in the field of reproductive health care.