Planned Parenthood Near Me
The vast majority of federal money that Planned Parenthood does receive goes toward preventive health care, birth control, pregnancy tests and other women’s health services.
What is Planned Parenthood, and what services does it provide? Here’s the breakdown:
What is Planned Parenthood?
Planned Parenthood Federation of America claims to be the largest provider of reproductive health services in the United States, offering sexual and reproductive health care, education and outreach to nearly 5 million women, men and adolescents annually worldwide.
It has 650 affiliate health centers across the nation, including standalone clinics and satellite offices. The services offered at different centers vary. It estimates that 2.5 million women and men in the US visit its affiliate health centers for services and information each year, and its website receives 60 million visits annually.
According to the report, 83% of its patients were 20 or older, nearly 80% had incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.
What services does Planned Parenthood offer?
Planned Parenthood says 3% of the services it provides are abortions.
323,999 abortions were performed in 2014, according to the organization.
Pregnancy Prevention and Birth Control
Planned Parenthood says it prevents an estimated 579,000 unintended pregnancies per year.
Contraception accounted for 34% of the services it provided, according to the 2015 GAO report.
Pregnancy tests: 1.1 million tests done in 2014
Prenatal care: 1.1 provided to 17,419 people in 2014
Pap smears (cervical cancer screening): 270,000 per year
Breast exams: 360,000 per year
STD Screening and Treatment
Planned Parenthood says this accounts for 42% of the services provided. (The GAO calculates 41% in 2012 by affiliates.)
4.2 million tests and treatments provided in 2014
This represents the largest proportion of medical services provided.
Planned Parenthood Appointment
About 62% of Planned Parenthood health centers offer same-day appointments. Locate your nearest Planned Parenthood health center to book your appointment online.
78% offer extended evening or weekend hours for those who have a hard time accessing care due to work or family responsibilities.
Planned Parenthood is also more likely to facilitate the choice and uptake of a contraceptive method, as well as help a high volume of patients who need contraceptive care.
Planned Parenthood Locations
Your state or local may have free clinics in your area for medically underserved people without health insurance.
Few of low cost or free health clinics are walk in clinics which provide service free of cost to uninsured patients.
FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Is Planned Parenthood free for everyone?
The government provides money to family planning clinics, like Planned Parenthood, so that people who do not have health insurance can get care at reduced rates, or in some cases free, depending on their family income at the time of their visit.
2. Is Planned Parenthood free without insurance?
Yes. Planned Parenthood is here to provide expert care, no matter what. If you don't have insurance, you may qualify for low- to no-cost services.
3. How much does it cost to be seen at Planned Parenthood?
If you need an exam, it can cost about $35–$250 (but it may be free if you have health insurance). Planned Parenthood works to make health care accessible and affordable. Some health centers are able to charge according to income. Most accept health insurance.
4. What is free at Planned Parenthood?
You may be eligible to get free birth control, STI testing, exams, and more through New York State's Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP). To find out more, call (800) 230-PLAN or email us at email@example.com.
5. Is there a copay at Planned Parenthood?
Copays usually range from $10 to $35, but it depends on the insurance company and your type of plan. ... Copays have to be collected at the beginning of your appointment, unless you have signed up to have the Family Planning Benefit Program pay the cost for you. Most Medicaid plans require no copay.
6. Does Planned Parenthood give free abortions?
You can get an abortion from a doctor, abortion clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get your abortion for free or at low cost.
7. Do you have to pay upfront at Planned Parenthood?
Our monthly payment plans cover all regular exams, lab tests, birth control methods, and STD testing and treatment services*. ... Partial payment is required at your initial visit. Monthly installments are automatically paid from your choice of checking or savings account, or debit or credit card.
8. Can you just walk into Planned Parenthood?
All of our services require an appointment. Walk-ins can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. In order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner, an appointment can be made over the phone or online.
9. How much is a pregnancy test at Planned Parenthood without insurance?
They usually cost about $8–$15. Pregnancy tests are effective early — as soon as a few days after a missed period.
10. Does Planned Parenthood offer financial help?
Help is available. Financial assistance is available for most services offered at Planned Parenthood. We accept Medicaid (OHP / Apple Health) and offer a variety of funding programs that may help pay for your visit.
11. How much does birth control cost without insurance?
For most brands, 1 pill pack lasts for 1 month, and each pack can cost anywhere from $0-$50. But they're totally free with most health insurance plans, or if you qualify for some government programs.