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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Orland Park Planned Parenthood Expands Services

We're thrilled to announce that Planned Parenthood in Orland Park is expanding its services!
 
The Orland Park health center, located at 14470 S. LaGrange Road, will offer a full range of preventive reproductive health care services for women, men, and teens.

100% of the expanded services at the Orland Park Planned Parenthood health center will be preventive. New services focus on life-saving cancer screenings, long-acting reversible contraceptives, and men’s sexual health exams. Yes, Planned Parenthood is for men too!

By expanding the range of services provided at the Orland Park Planned Parenthood health center, Planned Parenthood of Illinois will be able to provide more comprehensive reproductive health care to women, men, and teens in the Orland Park area.

“We provide nearly 3,500 women, men, and teens in the Orland Park area with reproductive health care services without judgment and with compassion every year,” said Carole Brite, Planned Parenthood of Illinois President and CEO. “With the expansion of services and as more community members gain insurance under health care reform, we will be prepared to serve even more people in the area.”

Planned Parenthood of Illinois medical providers have been providing high quality reproductive health care based on the latest medical standards in Orland Park since 2006. Last year alone Planned Parenthood of Illinois dispensed 51,179 contraceptives including condoms, administered 679 STI tests, and performed 450 HIV tests in Orland Park.

Preventive reproductive healthcare services are essential in an area in need of quality preventive healthcare and education. Cook County currently ranks 8th out of 102 counties in Illinois for highest Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates and 2nd out of 102 counties for highest Syphilis rates.

For many around Orland Park, Planned Parenthood of Illinois is their only healthcare provider and only access to quality preventive healthcare. 77% of Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ patients in Orland Park live at or below the federal poverty level.

“Planned Parenthood of Illinois is dedicated to being here for Chicago’s southern suburbs, no matter what,” said Brite. “We’re committed to continuously expanding our high quality care so that we can continue to be here for those who need us most.”

The Orland Park health center is open Tuesday – Saturday and has evening and weekend hours. Planned Parenthood of Illinois accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Illinois Healthy Women (the pink card). To make an appointment, call 800-230-PLAN.

Learn more about our services at ppil.org/OrlandPark.
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This post was created by Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL). PPIL provides comprehensive reproductive healthcare services and education to more than 60,000 Illinoisans each year. Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of PPIL.

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