We’re Coming to Staten Island!

Great News New Yorkers! For the first time ever, Planned Parenthood of New York City will be providing services in Staten Island! Starting this Monday, we’ll be partnering with the fantastic non-profit Community Health Action Staten Island, and be providing basic reproductive health care.

We’re very excited about this — Staten Island has been traditionally lacking when it comes to health care, and in fact, both the Port Richmond and St. George areas of Staten Island (where we’ll be serving) have been officially designated medically underserved by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Check out our CEO’s official statement below, or read the full fact sheet here(PDF). And please welcome us to Staten Island!

Planned Parenthood of New York City

Announces Start of Services on Staten Island

Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) is pleased to announce that effective September 27, 2010 it will start providing family planning and reproductive health services on Staten Island.

PPNYC’s new Staten Island Health Center will be located at 23 Hyatt Street in St. George in space leased from Community Health Action of Staten Island. Provision of family planning and reproductive health services will begin in that facility sometime during the first half of 2011. The new PPNYC Staten Island Health Center will operate from 9:00AM to 5:00PM 3 days per week.

In the interim, once- a-week family planning services will be offered through our Community Health Outreach mobile medical unit each Monday from 10:00AM until 4:00PM. The medical van will be located on Central Avenue in St. George.

PPNYC provides reproductive and preventive health care services to nearly 50,000 New Yorkers each year including family planning, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.

We also work to educate families on reproductive health care, comprehensive sex education and healthy decision making. PPNYC provides essential, compassionate health care and education services that help our neighbors stay healthy.

“The St. George and surrounding areas of Staten Island are among the most medically underserved in the city. We are proud to be able to bring services like birth control counseling and provision, emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment, GYN exams, cancer screenings, and male reproductive health exams to the women, men and teens of Staten Island.  We’re here for every person regardless of their insurance status or their personal circumstances,” said Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City

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