Vasectomy in Gainesville, Florida:
Serving North Central Florida
At Planned Parenthood of North Florida in Gainesville, Saturday vasectomies are performed every 8 to 10 weeks by Dr. Doug Stein, who uses no-needle local anesthesia and a no-scalpel technique. For exact dates, see Dr. Stein's Outfield Schedule. The fee is $490. A deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled (see below). The counseling process can be done online by (1) reviewing Dr. Stein's vasectomy page, (2) viewing the online counseling video, and (3) reading the vasectomy info sheet or vasectomy info sheet Spanish version (this is a PDF file viewable with Acrobat Reader®, available here as a free download if you don't already have a copy of Acrobat Reader® on your computer), which you will be asked to sign before your procedure. So only one visit is required, but you will have your doctor's office, home, and cell phone numbers so that you can always reach him if you have questions after your procedure. You will also be given a mailer, so that you can send a semen sample to Dr. Stein's Tampa office 12 weeks after your vasectomy to be sure that your semen is sperm-free. We also strongly encourage you to pre-register on our On-line Vasectomy Registration page. On arrival for your vasectomy, you will still have to complete a few forms for Planned Parenthood, but your registration with Dr. Stein will be complete.
Planned Parenthood is conveniently located in the heart of Gainesville at 914 NW 13th Street (US 441) just north of University Avenue, zip code 32601.
Telephone (352) 377-0881.
There are plenty of parking places behind the Planned Parenthood building.
From the north, take I-75 south to Exit 390. Go left (east) on NW 39th Avenue (State Road 222) 6.6.miles to US 441 (NW 13th Street), then right (south) on 441 1.9 miles to the PP clinic which will be on the right side, just south of the intersection of 441 and NW 10th Avenue.
This is the view as you approach the clinic from the north.
From the south, take I-75 north to Exit 384. Go right (east) on Archer 3.2 miles until you reach NW 13th Street (US 441). Then travel north on 441 1.3 miles and Planned Parenthood will be on your left (0.6 miles north of University Avenue).
This is the view as you approach the clinic from the south.
To schedule, please call Dr. Stein's office at 813-972-1365 or toll-free 866-827-8463. Again, a deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled. The deposit is fully refundable until 7 calendar days prior to the appointed vasectomy date, non-refundable thereafter for either cancellation or postponement. The deposit can be paid during the online registration process, or by providing a VISA/MasterCard number to Dr. Stein's Tampa office (813-972-1365 or 866-827-8463). For private pay patients (not using health insurance) the balance of the fee, $490.00, can be paid at the Planned Parenthood office with cash or check only. If you prefer to use Visa/Mastercard, this must be called in to Dr. Stein’s office (813-972-1365) at least one business day prior to your visit. Credit cards cannot be accepted at Planned Parenthood as it is not Dr. Stein’s office and PP's credit card machines pay PP. If you have health insurance and owe a balance, this also must be paid to Dr. Stein’s office prior to your visit. Planned Parenthood is not involved with any aspect of filing or collecting payments for Dr. Stein’s insurance patients.
* - If your vasectomy is covered by a health insurance company with which Dr. Stein is a contracted provider, your deposit will be returned to you less copayment when we are paid by your insurance company. Itemized and properly coded receipts are provided, and these may be submitted to insurance companies with which Dr. Stein is not a contracted provider in an attempt to get reimbursement or credit toward your deductible. To learn whether your insurance company will cover a vasectomy at this site, please call your carrier and ask the 5 questions listed here.
Men who have a low income and no health insurance may seek financial assistance for vasectomy services at the main office of the Alachua County Health Department and at the Health Departments of nearby counties including Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union. Federal Title X (Ten) funds are available!