Family Planning

Minnesota Family Planning Program

You could receive family planning service (birth control), at no cost to you if:
  • You are between 15 and 50 years of age
  • You are a US citizen
  • You are not pregnant
  • You are not enrolled in other Minnesota Care Programs
  • You meet income limits
Family planning services are covered, including:
  • Annual exam (pelvic, Pap smear, and associated labs)
  • Birth control
  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections identified during initial exam
  • Emergency contraception
To Enroll

Bemidji State University is a participant in the Minnesota Family Planning Program (a federal grant to prevent unwanted pregnancies). A student can enroll in this program by completing a form, which will take less than 5 minutes. Your enrollment will be effective on the spot and coverage will be provided for 2 months of medical needs and 3 months of birth control. To obtain coverage for 1 year, once again at no charge to you, the state of Minnesota requires the following documentation:

  • Proof of citizenship: Copy of Drivers license and birth certificate, or passport. We understand the need for privacy and if a birth certificate cannot be obtained BSU Health service can help obtain a copy.
  • Proof of income: 30 consecutive days of pay stubs (excluding work study). Income limits must be met,
  • Click here to see more information on the MFPP program.