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Student Center for Health & Counseling

(218) 755-2053
(218) 755-2024
Fax: (218) 755-2750

1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #42
Bemidji, MN 56601-2907


Minnesota Family Planning Program

You could receive family planning service (birth control), at no cost to you if:

  • You are a registered Bemidji State University Student or a NTC or OHCC student participating in the BSU SHS plan
  • 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 (see below)

Family planning services are covered, including:

  • Annual exam (pelvic, Pap smear, breast exam 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 (below) must be met:

Income Limits

Family Size Monthly Income Limit
1 person (you) $1,915
2 persons (you + spouse or child) $2,585
3 persons (you + 2 family members) $3,255
4 persons (you + 3 family members) $3,925