Family Health Clinics

The Family Health Clinics (FHCs) are the major clinical component of the Population Welfare Program, Punjab. These clinics are located at tertiary Health Care ‘Teaching Hospitals’, the ‘District Headquarter Hospitals’ and ‘Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals’ throughout the province. These are headed by qualified doctors designated as Woman Medical Officers. The male component is headed by Medical Officers in selected districts.

The services provided are:

  • Comprehensive Family Planning Services including contraceptive surgery for males and females
  • Reproductive health services including Men Advisory Centers encourage male involvement in family planning by motivating men and providing vasectomy services
  • Preventive obstetric and gynecological services
  • Maternal and child health (MCH) care
  • Consultation and counseling for infertility
  • Consultation and counseling of Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) and Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs)
  • Treatment of minor ailments
  • They also serve as referral centers for the Family Welfare Centers (FWCs) and cater to referrals due to complications and side effects of any contraceptive methods
  • Pelvic ultrasound facilities are available for immediate diagnosis
  • Trainings are also provided in the following areas:
    • Contraceptive surgery
    • Implants
    • Intra Uterine Contraceptive Devises (IUCD) insertion/removal techniques
    • Theatre management
    • Counseling
    • Infection prevention
    • Extension camps are arranged for the provision of both male and female contraceptive surgery to clients in rural and far-flung areas