About Us

Mission Statement:

“The Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, Inc. dedicates itself to reproductive health care services. We promote informed decision-making and personal choice about parenthood and sexuality in a confidential and compassionate manner. ”

Pledge to Patients:

“We respect your reproductive and lifestyle choices and take pride in providing our services in a friendly, compassionate, and confidential manner.”


The Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, Inc. (FPANEO) was established in 1970 to provide the community with medical services, counseling, and education related to reproductive health. We have clinic sites located in Lake and Ashtabula Counties. The FPANEO has served over 60,000 men and women, and has always done so regardless of a client’s income. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale. No one is denied service because of an inability to pay.

Although birth control services were among the first provided by the FPANEO, we have added many others over the years. We provide screening for breast and cervical cancer, testing for and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections, pregnancy testing, counseling, gynecological care, prenatal care, and a men’s health clinic. Our educators provide programs and workshops to local people in schools, jails, detention centers, and other organizations.

Clinics are held throughout the week, and we offer daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments. Our services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.

The FPANEO is supported primarily by federal, state and local grant dollars as well as by patient fees and donations, public and private insurance, and private donations. FPANEO works to collaborate with other agencies in the area to provide the broadest possible range of care.

Our main clinics are located in Lake and Ashtabula Counties:

54 S. State St.
Painesville, OH 44077

510 W. 44th St.
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Our staff consists of full-time, part-time, and volunteer professionals, including a physician, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, social support workers, educators, interpreters, and administrators.

Nurse practitioners, medical assistants, and the supervising physician perform specific tasks to help meet our clients’ reproductive health needs.

Medical assistants schedule appointments, administer pregnancy tests, take medical histories, perform blood draws, and obtain vital patient information (height, weight, blood pressure, etc.).

Nurse practitioners perform exams and testing, diagnose and explain medical conditions, and provide medical advice.

Our medical director is Board-certified in Ob/Gyn practice and provides consultation, sees complicated patients on-site, creates protocols, and establishes policies to direct practice for the nurse practitioners.

Social workers are qualified to offer pregnancy options counseling, related services, and support on other issues related to reproductive health.

The education staff provides services both in and out of our clinics. In the clinic setting, educators provide services like new-patient orientations.

Outside of our offices, at schools, detention facilities, workplaces, and community centers, the education staff provides workshops to young people and adults on a range of reproductive health and prevention topics.

Our trained medical interpreters help our Spanish-speaking patients by translating during appointments.
Administrators provide the behind-the-scenes services that help keep the Family Planning Association running. They write grant proposals, oversee the budget, provide services to the rest of the staff, represent the organization at meetings, serve on committees, and supervise other staff members.

Everyone that works at and is affiliated with the Family Planning Association is committed to providing quality care, accurate information, compassionate support, and completely confidential services.