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No-Cost Birth Control

Many insurance plans cover birth control with no copay or deductible. If you don't have insurance, you may qualify for no-cost birth control and other services through a Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) program called the Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP).

You may qualify for no-cost birth control if you:

  • Are a Minnesota resident.
  • Are a U.S. citizen, OR a non-citizen eligible to participate in federally funded programs. 
    Note: New immigration rules may apply to this program. 
  • Are not pregnant.
  • Are not enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA), or another state-funded program.
  • Earn no more than the monthly income limits.

If you aren't eligible for no-cost services, you may still be eligible for reduced cost care depending on your income and the services you're looking for.

Eligible services include:

  • Birth control (the pill, patch, shot, ring, IUD, or implant)
  • Emergency contraception
  • Annual exam (pelvic and breast/chest exams, Pap test, blood pressure check/other vital signs)
  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI/STD) identified during a birth control visit
  • Family planning education

Monthly income limits for the Minnesota Family Planning Program:


Family Size Income Limit
1 person (you) $2,510/month
2 persons (you + spouse or child) $3,407/month

3 persons (you + 2 family members)

More than 3 persons Add $897/person

*Income limits valid July 1, 2024– June 30, 2025. If you make more than the income limits, you may still be eligible for reduced cost care. Our highly trained staff will help you determine if you qualify.

How to Apply

When you check in for your visit, bring:

  1. A completed the funding application. If you can't complete the application before your visit, we'll help you fill it out at check-in.
  2. A photo ID.
  3. A month's worth of paystubs or other proof of income, such as:
    • Current W2 or tax return
    • Copies of business records
    • Financial award letter
    • Court order
    • Written statement from any person or company that sends you income

If all of your information is in order, your enrollment will be effective immediately. Still have questions? Call us at 1-800-230-7526.


To apply to keep your coverage all year and continue getting birth control at no-cost:

Be sure to complete the full application and bring your photo ID and proof of income to your appointment.  If you can’t bring the needed documents, we’ll help you with follow-up steps.


If your short-term coverage ends:

You can only receive short-term coverage once per year. If your short-term coverage ends, you can still apply to receive a full year of coverage by submitting a complete application and documentation to:

Minnesota Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 64960
St. Paul, MN 55164-0960
Fax: 651-431-7532

If you need help mailing or faxing the materials you can visit any Planned Parenthood health center. 

Looking for alternatives to in-person care? 

We offer a wide range of telehealth services, including:

  • Birth control
  • IUD and birth control implant consultation
  • UTI screening and treatment
  • STD/STI  consultation and treatment
  • PrEP and PEP
  • Transgender hormone therapy

To schedule your appointment for online care, call 1.800.230.PLAN (7526).

Learn about all your insurance options.

If you qualify for MFPP, you may qualify for insurance that covers more than just birth control. Our staff can help you determine if you are eligible.


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