Planned Parenthood

Northern California

History

Planned Parenthood Northern California was founded by family planning pioneers who first brought information about birth control and family planning to Contra Costa County in 1962. Since then Planned Parenthood Northern California has grown into an organization that spans 20 counties in northern California. Planned Parenthood Northern California is a non-profit organization and governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee meets on a monthly basis and the full Board of Trustees meets quarterly to address policy, community involvement, and fiduciary issues. 

Planned Parenthood Northern California has a strong commitment to providing high quality, affordable services to all individuals, regardless of ability to pay. Education and outreach services are focused in the communities near Planned Parenthood Northern California Health Centers, which are strategically located to be accessible to low-income individuals and teens. More than 80% of Planned Parenthood Northern California clients have incomes under 200% of the federal poverty level, and may be unemployed, under-employed, or single parents who rely on government funds to subsidize their care. For many, Planned Parenthood Northern California is their only source of health care.

Planned Parenthood's services are individualized and confidential. The decision to be sexually active and to use birth control is personal and private. We welcome all individuals regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, income, or age.

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History