On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas announced a return of their services to the El Paso area.
“El Paso is one of the largest cities in the U.S. without a Planned Parenthood health center. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is changing that, providing El Paso with much-needed women’s and sexual healthcare services beginning in October,” officials said.
The clinic will officially open in October, at the location of the former Reproductive Services Clinic at 1511 East Missouri; however officials add that they will open a new facility in 2019.
Additionally, officials say the have applied for their abortion license through Health and Human services, which is still pending. Until it is approved, the clinic will offer their regular slate of reproductive services for residents.
To schedule an appointment or for information, residents are asked to visit the clinic’s webpage.
Via a news release, officials shared: “Planned Parenthood health centers are open to anyone seeking affordable, accessible healthcare services including breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control including long-acting IUDs and implants, annual exams, HIV tests, PrEP and PEP HIV prevention medication, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), treatment for urinary tract and vaginal infections, midlife services including hormone replacement therapy for women with menopausal symptoms, and other healthcare services.”
“Planned Parenthood offers same-day and on-line appointments to patients who are insured or uninsured, and regardless of income level or documentation status, and with medical staff who specialize in serving teens and LGBTQ patients,” officials added.
Appointments are scheduled online, or 1-800-230-PLAN.