Family Planning

Wherever you are in your pregnancy journey, our Healthy Start of Southern Oregon team and partners are here to help provide you with resources to make decisions that are right for you and your situation.

Birth Control

Birth Control Family Planning Resources

“Children from unintended pregnancies are more likely to experience poor mental and physical health during childhood.”


– Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Test Family Planning Resources
Whether you do or don’t want to be pregnant, it’s important to know where you can get the answers you need. Once you know your results, the resources below can also help guide you toward the follow-up care options that make the most sense for you.

“For women, negative outcomes associated with unintended pregnancy can include delays in initiating prenatal care.”




Nutrition Family Planning Resources
What you eat is important BEFORE you get pregnant as well as during and after. To maintain a healthy pregnancy, you will need approximately 300 extra calories each day. These calories should come from a healthy and balanced diet of protein, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Sweets and fats should be kept to a minimum. A healthy diet can also help to reduce some pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea and constipation.

We encourage you to talk with your prenatal provider about your nutritional needs, but there are other supports available too. Did you know that you can receive WIC services as soon as you know you’re pregnant?

Here are some resources to help you eat right and prepare your body for pregnancy:


Douglas County

  • Cow Creek Health & Wellness
    North Clinic (Roseburg) at (541) 672-8533
    South Clinic (Canyonville) at (541) 839-1345

Josephine County

Jackson County

“Healthy Start not only provides opportunities and education to women and their families, but we also work as a builder of community bringing people together.”


– Sara Thuer, (formerly) Josephine County Public Health

STD/STI Screening

STI Testing Family Planning Resources
It’s important to be educated about your own health, so you can better protect both yourself and others. There are many local, confidential and reliable resources for testing and learning more about what different STDs/STIs mean for your personal family planning.

“Early childhood and caregiver mental health services are foundational for whole-person wellness; mental health should be considered just as important as physical health, particularly for growing children. ”


– Alison Hinson, Founder/Director of Juniper Tree Counseling & PNTF Member



Sometimes we recognize that our home is not right for a child, for any number of reasons. There are options to help your child live their best life in a new, loving home.

Alternatively, if you are looking to foster or adopt a child, these resources are good for you as well.

Adoption/Foster Resources for Oregonians:

If you work for a company that employs over 25 people you may be eligible for protection under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) or the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Even if you are adopting a child you may qualify under these laws for protected paid leave.

Find more information about the OFLA and the FMLA in the link below:


Douglas County

Josephine County

Jackson County

“Our Pathways program prepares and equips parents during pregnancy and early parenthood to make healthy decisions for themselves and their family.”


– Stacy Gibson, Grants Pass Pregnancy Care Center



Southern Oregon has options for safe, compassionate, and personal abortion care. These organizations are here to guide you through the process of visiting the clinic, attending your follow up exams, and seeking additional help if needed.

There are many reasons why a person may choose to seek an abortion. Whatever your reason, here are some resources.