What is North Dakota Family Planning all about?

Family planning helps you decide the number of children you want and when you want to have them. It is a decision for you and your partner to make together.

North Dakota currently provides family planning services in 24 locations across the state.  The goal of our family planning clinics is to provide education and services to better equip you to make decisions that could affect you, your partner and your family for the rest of your life. Clients are charged for services according to their household income and family size. Private pay, insurance, Medicaid and donations are accepted. Inability to pay is never a barrier to you receiving the services you want or need.

Almost everyone needs family planning services at some time in their lives to achieve or postpone pregnancy or to simply address personal health needs. Today there are thousands of men and women eligible for no or low cost family planning services in North Dakota.

This website provides resources on reproductive health and family planning services provided across North Dakota.

For more information, contact the Family Planning Program at 701.328.2228

What is family planning?

Family planning is a federally funded program that helps you decide the number of children you want and when you want to have them. It is a decision for you and your partner to make together.

Family planning services include:

  • Physical exams for men and women
  • Birth control methods and referral for sterilization procedures
  • Breast, cervical and testicular cancer screening
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Preconception and life plan counseling
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Counseling and education
  • Community education and outreach
  • Referrals to preventive health and social services such as primary care, nutrition services, immunizations, WIC and others
  • Fertility awareness-based methods
  • Basic infertility services
  • Services for adolescents

Why use family planning?

  • The leading cause of unintended pregnancy is not being able to afford family planning services. Birth control is one component of family planning and prevents both unintended pregnancies and STIs.
  • A planned pregnancy is more likely to result in a healthy baby. Young women with unplanned pregnancies are less likely to get adequate prenatal care.
  • A young adult who does not experience an unplanned pregnancy is more likely to stay in school and attend college, making them more marketable when joining the workforce!

What does family planning do?

  • Our family planning clinics can provide you with the education and tools (including contraceptives) needed to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Local family planning services can test, treat and help to prevent sexually transmitted infections. 
  • Our family planning clinics provide CONFIDENTIAL services to females and males of any age regardless of how much money you do or do not have.
  • Our providers care about you and your needs. We want you to make the decision that is best for you. If you’re not ready for a pregnancy, we can help. If you’re ready to be a parent and want support in the process, we can also help.