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Interested in a vasectomy?

A vasectomy (va-sec-to-me) is a permanent birth control method for men who don't want to have children. It's a safe procedure performed by a doctor that usually takes 15-30 minutes.  Most men are back to their normal routines within 1-2 days.

The Orange County Health Department assists men with getting vasectomies at free or reduced costs through two different programs:

1) North Carolina Regional Vasectomy Program

The North Carolina Regional Vasectomy Program is offered by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Through this program, males living in North Carolina who are 21 years of age or older may qualify for a free to low-cost vasectomy.

Eligibility

  • Open to males 21 years of age or older
  • Must be a North Carolina resident
  • Uninsured or insured by a policy that doesn't cover vasectomy
  • Must live in Orange County, if applying through the Orange County Health Department

If eligible, you will get:

  • Pre-surgery counseling and education by a nurse
  • Vasectomy services based on a sliding-fee scale
  • 30-day waiting period in case you change your mind

2) Orange County Health Department Vasectomy Program

The Orange County Health Department Vasectomy Program is open to any male living in Orange County who is 21 years of age or older. The procedure is done with a local provider and the cost is based on a sliding fee scale based on income. There is no waiting period for this program.

Eligibility

  • Open to males 21 years of age or older
  • Must live in Orange County
  • Uninsured or insured by a policy that doesn't cover vasectomy

If eligible, you will get:

  • Pre-surgery counseling and education by a nurse
  • Vasectomy services based on a sliding-fee scale at a local provider’s office

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Additional Information

For more information or to schedule a pre-vasectomy counseling visit with a nurse, contact:
Orange County Health Department
(919) 245-2400

En Español: 
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