Reproductive Health Information Hub

State Family Planning Program

New Jersey’s state family planning program is a network of reproductive health care clinics that provide affordable and confidential care.

Through the New Jersey Family Planning League (NJFPL), clinics are located in each county and include Planned Parenthood clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), independent family planning providers, hospital-affiliated clinics, and health department clinics. To find a clinic nearby: Find a Health Center - New Jersey Family Planning League. You can also find a Title X family planning clinic through the federal Office of Population Affairs locator: https://reproductivehealthservices.gov/.

These reproductive health care services are available to all patients, regardless of the person’s insurance status, residency or immigration status, or ability to pay (may charge on a sliding fee scale):

  • Family planning counseling and education
  • Birth control methods, including birth control pills and IUDs
  • Pelvic exams
  • Cervical, breast, testicular, and prostate cancer screening
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Basic infertility services
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, prevention, education, and treatment
  • Screening for HIV, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) assessment, and other services
  • Referrals to other health and social services

Some, but not all, providers in the family planning program provide abortion care services. Contact a health center to find out the services that they offer. Permission from a parent or guardian is not required to receive services if you are a minor. You do not have to be a resident of New Jersey to receive care here.

Speak with your health care provider about what services they offer. Many office-based health care providers offer reproductive health care services too.

Abortion Care Services

Patients in New Jersey have options for both medication and procedure-based abortion care. Talk to your provider about the care best for you. You can get a prescription for medication abortion through an online telehealth appointment with a New Jersey provider, and pills may be mailed to you.

New Jersey protects the ability of individuals to make decisions in collaboration with their provider throughout pregnancy. Permission from a parent or guardian is not required to receive services if you are a minor. You do not have to be a resident of New Jersey to receive care here.

Several tools are available for finding an abortion provider in New Jersey. These include:

  • Planned Parenthood: Provides a list of abortion providers, in addition to reproductive health care services and educational resources.
  • National Abortion Federation: Provides a list of abortion providers. Call their hotline at 800-772-9100.
  • Abortion Finder: With more than 750 health centers, AbortionFinder.org features the most comprehensive directory of trusted and verified abortion service providers in the United States.
  • Abortion Clinics Online: Provides a list of abortion providers.

Speak with your health care provider about what services they offer. Many office-based health care providers offer abortion care services too. In New Jersey, physicians (MD/DO), certified nurse midwives (CNM), certified midwives (CM), advanced practice nurses (APN), and physician assistants (PA) may provide this care.

Contraception Services

In addition to care through the state family planning program and office-based health care providers, self-administered hormonal birth control is now available without an individual prescription at pharmacies in New Jersey. Learn more.

COMING SOON: New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs list of pharmacies where contraceptives are available without a prescription.

Related Health Information

Looking for more information about maternal health care? Visit the NurtureNJ initiative.

Looking for more information about menstrual health (periods) or sexual health? Visit the Department of Health for information about common concerns and access to health resources.

Consumer Alert: Crisis Pregnancy Centers

WARNING: Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are organizations that seek to prevent people from accessing comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion care and contraception. CPCs may appear to be reproductive health care clinics, but they do not provide abortion care or referrals for abortion care, contraception, or other reproductive health care.

You have the right to truthful, unbiased, and medically accurate health information about abortion care and where to access such care.

Many CPCs do not provide any health care at all, despite suggesting to the public that they do. In addition, many CPCs are not licensed medical facilities and do not employ licensed medical professionals, which means that CPC staff likely are not required to keep your health information private or follow medical ethics rules and standards of care.

If you believe you are a victim of fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, or unlawful conduct, please file a complaint with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs at https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Pages/ConsumerComplaints.aspx or 973-504-6200.

There are ways to spot a Crisis Pregnancy Center and differentiate it from a legitimate provider of reproductive health care services. A Crisis Pregnancy Center may:

  • Be a website, a call center, an app, or a physical location that looks like or is located near a clinic or doctor’s office.
  • Have a name that is similar to that of a health care provider, including words like “care,” “health,” “pregnancy,” “resource,” or “choice.” Note that many CPCs do not call themselves “crisis pregnancy centers” and do not use that term in advertising.
  • Offer free services (including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and adoption information) or supplies (including diapers and baby clothes) to individuals seeking abortion or reproductive health care services.
  • Offer limited “counseling” services without providing complete or accurate information regarding all options for reproductive health care, including abortion.
  • Postpone or reschedule appointments to delay individuals’ access to abortion care.
  • Pressure individuals to delay an abortion or continue a pregnancy, including by providing false or misleading information about the safety and legality of abortion care.

If you are pregnant, consult with a licensed health care provider to understand your options for abortion care and reproductive health services. You can check the status of a health care provider’s license at https://newjersey.mylicense.com/verification. A listing of licensed health care facilities can be found at https://healthapps.state.nj.us/facilities/acSearch.aspx.

If you are considering abortion and would like to be sure that you are not contacting a Crisis Pregnancy Center, here are some questions that you can ask:

  • Does this center provide abortions? If so, what type (medication, surgical procedures)?
  • If you don’t provide abortion care yourselves, do you provide referrals to a provider where people can find abortion care?
  • If I come in for a visit, will I be seen by a licensed medical professional? If so, what kind of licensed medical professional (doctor, nurse, midwife, etc.)?
  • What services do you provide (for example, contraception, STD testing and treatment, ultrasound)?
  • How much does treatment cost?
  • Does the center accept health insurance or Medicaid?
  • How will my health information and the services provided by this center be protected and kept private?
  • Is the facility licensed? If so, what type of license?

If at any point you realize or suspect that you are at a CPC and want to leave, it is generally your right to do so. You are under no obligation to a CPC or its staff.

More information about CPCs is available from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs: https://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases22/2022-1207_crisis-pregnancy-centers.pdf.


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