As of December 1, 2019, Drs. Stein and Curington will no longer provide vasectomy services at Planned Parenthood. This was NOT our choice NOR that of Planned Parenthood. Drs. Stein and Curington have provided vasectomy services at various Planned Parenthood clinics since 1996. TRUMP has issued an executive order that because we provide vasectomy services under the federal Title X program, we cannot provide vasectomy services at Planned Parenthood for even our private (non-Title X) patients. Details HERE.
In fact, we retain all of the information below with the hope that the election of 2020 will result in a new administration, a more rational health care policy, and a return to provision of vasectomy services at Planned Parenthood.

Vasectomy in Lakeland, Florida:

The Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida clinic in Lakeland is at 2250 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803. Telephone (863) 665-5735. Thursday morning vasectomies are performed every 8 to 10 weeks by Drs. Doug Stein and John Curington. For exact dates, see their Outfield Schedule. The fee is $590, often covered by health insurance and Title 10 (see below). A deposit of $100 is required to be scheduled (see below). The counseling process can be done online by (1) reviewing our vasectomy page, (2) viewing the online counseling video, and (3) reading the vasectomy info sheet (a PDF file), which you will be asked to sign prior to your procedure. So only one visit is required, but you will have our office, home, and cell phone numbers so that you can always reach us if you have questions after your procedure. You will also be given a mailer, so that you can send a semen sample to our Lutz / North 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 us will be complete.

The Planned Parenthood Clinic in Lakeland is in a small shopping center (Ruthven Center II) near the corner of East Edgewood Drive and Bartow Road (US 98). From the west, exit I-4 at the Polk Parkway (Exit 27) and take the Parkway to Exit 9, Lakeland Highlands Road, then a half-mile or so north to where it ends at Edgewood (do not turn on South Edgewood, which is about 100 yards before you get to Edgewood). At Edgewood, turn right, then drive another half-mile to the Ruthven Center II. If you are coming from the east on I-4, take Exit 41 onto the Polk Parkway. Take the Polk Parkway south then west (as it curves around the east side of Lakeland) to Exit 10. Take Bartow Road north to Edgewood. Go left on Edgewood and the Ruthven Center II will be on your right.

To schedule, please call Dr. Stein and Curington's office at 813-536-1430. 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 online pre-registration by providing a VISA/MasterCard number. The balance of the fee ($490) is due on the day of the vasectomy, payable to Planned Parenthood by cash, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover. Personal checks are not accepted.

If your vasectomy is covered by an insurance company with which we are a contracted provider(some are listed HERE), your deposit will be returned to you 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 we are 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.

Financial Aid:
Financial assistance is available through the Title X Program at the Polk County Health Department for men who qualify based upon income and family size.