Reproductive Health For All!
Mahube-Otwa operates the Family Health program from sites in six counties:
Family Health Services include:
All Services are Confidential
Family Health services are confidential and provided to all people regardless of income, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.
How do I Contact Family Health
Call Toll Free 1-877-275-6123
(218) 739-3011128 W. Cavour Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 844-5832119 Graystone Plaza, Suite 110
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 346-3612200 1st Ave. S.
Perham, MN 56753
(218) 632-3600311 Jefferson St. S.
Wadena, MN 56482
What is an STI?
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are groups of contagious diseases transmitted through intimate sexual contact. Each disease has a different cause, symptoms and treatment. The most common bacterial STI’s are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. The most common viral STI’s are Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Herpes Simplex Virus II.
STI symptoms include burning, discharge, open sores, itching in the genital area; however, many people have STI’s with no symptoms. Anyone who has reason to believe that he or she has been exposed to an STI should be examined by a clinician.
To learn more, go to MN Family Planning + STI Hotline (1-800-78FACTS)
Sex Trafficking is a form of Sexual Violence Headlines in the recent past have pointed to sex trafficking in rural Minnesota. This is happening in our communities and small towns. This is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, there are 47.7 million slaves in Read more about Sex Trafficking[…]
You can visit one of our Mahube-Otwa Family Health clinics for an in-person visit where we accept a wide range of insurance plans and where we offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation. Whether you need birth control, STD testing, or a consultation, you can get care, no matter what. Call Read more about Can I get birth control for free[…]
Folic Acid What is folic acid? Folic acid is a B vitamin. Our bodies use it to make new cells. Think about the skin, hair and nails. These and other parts of the body make new cells every day. Everyone needs folic acid. Why do you need folic acid? Folic acid can help prevent Read more about Folic Acid[…]
Studies have shown that within the United States approximately 42% of adolescents aged 15-19 years old have had sexual intercourse. Although the majority of these sexually active adolescents identify that they have used some method of contraception within their lifetime, the methods utilized are attributed with a high failure rate including condoms, oral contraceptives, and Read more about LARCs (Long-acting reversible contraceptives)[…]
Mahube-Otwa Family Health Client Information/Fact Sheet HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK? WHAT IS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? HIV is a virus that kills your body’s “CD4 cells.” CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease. WHAT IS AIDS (the Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome)? AIDS is a disease you Read more about HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK?[…]
Back to school vaccination time is here. Remember to ask about the HPV vaccine !
Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus CDC has updated interim guidelines updated in for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This guidance update includes information on how to reduce the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from both men and women to their sex partners
Zika Virus: I’ve seen so many different things on the news lately about the Zika virus and I’m wondering how does someone ‘catch’ this?
The Zika Virus – Some Things You Should Know You may have heard some things about the Zika Virus in the recent past. Mosquitoes carrying Zika are not likely to be found in Minnesota, but there have been cases in Minnesotans who traveled to Zika-impacted areas. Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the Read more about Zika Virus: I’ve seen so many different things on the news lately about the Zika virus and I’m wondering how does someone ‘catch’ this?[…]
Who do I need to contact to tell that I will no longer be needing Mahube-Otwa Family Health services?
You can call our toll free number: 877-275-6123 and leave your name and a phone number we can reach you at. We will then call you back and make sure we’ve answered any questions you have.
News Release February 2, 2016 Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and Read more about Syphilis[…]