The Clinic


Friends of Family Planning works in partnership with Health Imperatives.

Friends of Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our board members are all volunteers from the Island community. Funds we raise directly support our local clinic by providing a permanent home on State Road in Vineyard Haven. We own and maintain the clinic’s space, provide professional cleaning services, occasionally purchase medical equipment, provide grants for community projects, and subsidize staff training and travel.
Our local clinic is staffed and run by Health Imperatives Health Imperatives is a non-profit community-based agency that provides vital health and human services to nearly 30,000 families and individuals each year in Southeastern Massachusetts, including the Cape and Islands.

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Who does The Clinic serve?

The Clinic operates on Martha’s Vineyard


Health Imperatives (The Clinic) serves our entire community in ages ranging from under 15 to over 55.  46% of the patients served are between 20 and 29 and 16% are teens.

How do clients pay?

The Clinic never denies medical treatment for the inability to pay. It accepts public and most private insurance. If you do not have insurance, your cost is based on a sliding fee scale according to your family size and income.

What are some of the things Health Imperatives (The Clinic) offer on the Island?

  • Gynecological Exams, Breast Exams and Self-Exam Education,
  • Pap Smear & Pap Test;  Follow-up, Screening for Anemia, High Blood Pressure & Diabetes,
  • Rapid HIV Testing, Counseling, Risk Assessment, Education & Referrals.
  • IUD procedures that can be effective birth control for up to 10 years.
  • Condoms
  • Oral Contraceptives (“The Pill”)
  • Orthro Evra Patch (“The Patch”)
  • Implanon (Single Rod)
  • Depo Provera (“The Shot”)
  • Fem Cap
  • Vaginal Contraceptive Film, Foam, and Jelly
  • Nuva Ring
  • Vasectomies available by referral
  • Testing, Education, and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urinary Tract Infections, and Common gynecological problems
  • HIV prevention (PrEP and nPEP),
  • STI testing and treatment including Hepatitis C,
  • Cancer Screening,
  • Colposcopies
  • WIC and nutritional Counseling
  • Exams for all genders