Emergency Contraception

Getting EC (Emergency Contraception):

What is Emergency Contraception (Plan B)?

Where can I get it?
(EC is available without prescription for anyone 18 or older)

All Planned Parenthood Clinics Carry EC:

For a full listing of clinics in the Twin Cities, go to www.plannedparenthood.org.  Here is a select listing of clinics nearby:

Centro de Salud
1921 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
St. Paul Clinic – Highland Park
1965 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-2406
St. Paul Clinic – Rice St.
1700-L Rice Street
St. Paul, MN 55113
(651) 489-1328
Minneapolis Clinic
1200 Lagoon #100
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-6300
Minneapolis – Hmong Outreach Center
1827 44th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(651) 216-4389
Brooklyn Park – African Outreach Health Center
7710 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
(651) 216-4389
Central Avenue Clinic
2610 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55418

General Services: Family Practice, Family Planning, STD testing.  Free breast/cervical cancer screenings for eligible women over 40.  Central Avenue Clinic carries EC, but it is specifically for people without insurance.

Family Tree Clinic (St. Paul)
Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Ave, Suite 205
St. Paul MN, 55104
Phone: (651) 645-0478
Fax: (651) 642-2523
TTY: (651) 379-5127

Family Tree clinic’s mission is to provide quality, affordable, confidential reproductive and sexual health care services to diverse communities.

More EC Resource Sites (these do not provide EC, but they can help you find it):

Smiley’s Clinic (Augsburg’s Student Health Clinic)
2020 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Smiley’s will write prescriptions for EC, but they do not have it on site.
The team at Smiley’s Clinic provides a full range of services for you and your family. Our patients include newborns, children, teenagers, adults, the elderly, and residents of nursing homes. Our clinic offer services in general family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, chronic and acute conditions, social services, patient education, and referral to specialty care. 

Minnesota SafPlan (Statewide Association for Family Planning)
Family Planning and STD Hotline: 1-800-78FACTS
24-Hour Shelter Crisis Hotline: 1-666-233-1111

SafPlan is a non-profit organization that offers various Family Planning services.  Their site has various useful links to other Family Planning services such as the Plan B website.

Neighborhood Health Network:
Go to Clinic Directory page for a list of clinics in the Minneapolis area:

This website is best used to locate clinics in the Minneapolis area that offer affordable services.


Counseling Services

Center for Counseling and Health Promotion (CCHP), Augsburg College

See also the CCHP’s links page to community resources of all kinds:

The Center for Counseling and Health Promotion (CCHP) offers programs and services that enhance student learning by promoting personal development and well-being. The staff embraces a broad concept of wellness with an emphasis on physical and psychological health. We work in collaboration with the campus community to create a healthy environment for student learning and academic success. We offer three student service areas: counseling, student health clinic, and health promotion.

Face to Face Health and Counseling Service
1165 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN

Offers various services for people ages 11-23:
The clinic provides: Reproductive Health and Family Planning (birth control) services, Free Pregnancy testing, Sexually transmitted infection testing, HIV testing, and other typical clinic services.
Mental Health Staff: Specializes in dealing with 11-23 year olds about anything from abuse and depression to parent-child conflicts and worries about sexuality.  A list of support groups can be found on the site.
Safe Zone: For 14-20 year-olds, providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, and hygiene supplies.

Pro-Choice Resources 
Hersey Abortion Assistance Fund- Hotline (Toll Free): 1-800-439-0124

“PCR is a unique grassroots organization that provides a range of reproductive health services. PCR works every day to reduce barriers to reproductive health access. PCR is the only organization of its kind in the country to offer education, advocacy, financial assistance, and outreach under one roof.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America 
NARL Pro-Choice America is an organization dedicated to promoting privacy and a woman’s right to choose.  They use traditional and online organizing methods to mobilize pro-choice Americans in the United States.  This is an organization centered around the political issues of the Pro-Choice movement. 

Planned Parenthood
There are several Planned Parenthood clinics in the Twin Cities that offer counseling, birth control, and abortion services.


Pregnancy Counseling


This page on Augsburg’s Center for Counseling and Health Promotion site lists agencies that are supportive of women in considering all their choices.


Sexual Assault Support Resources:

Aurora Center (U of M campus)
Suite 407 Boynton
410 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
24-Hour Help Line: 612-626-9111

Augsburg has a contract with Aurora Center so that Augsburg students can participate in their group at no charge; you need to identify yourself as an Augsburg student.

Sexual Assault Support Group:
Contact Jamie Tiedemann at the Aurora Center if interested at 626-9988
The mission of The Aurora Center: “To recognize and reduce intimate partner violence on campus through services for survivors and education for the community.”

Augsburg Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group
Augsburg Center for Counseling & Health Promotion (CCHP)
Services are available for female students at Augsburg, who have experienced sexual assault and would like support from other students in the context of a professionally-facilitated group.
Contact: Beth Carlson (x1136)

Rape and Sexual Abuse Center
Women’s Rape Support Group
Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7pm
2431 Hennepin Avenue
Call 374-9077 for phone intake


Help for Parents in Crisis

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery is a warm, loving, and safe place where kids get to be kids while their parents take care of a family emergency. The Crisis Nursery gives parents a supportive, safe, and non-shaming environment in which to ask for help.