This temporary Planned Parenthood facility rises in light of fire that destroyed its sole health center in Imperial County
EL CENTRO — Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest on Dec. 13 opened a temporary facility and will deliver a full-range of reproductive health care services – including cancer screenings, birth control, abortion, STI testing and treatment, and more, directly to the communities of Imperial County.
This temporary facility comes in light of a devastating fire that destroyed its sole health center in Imperial County this past summer.
Since e its doors opened in 2015, the Imperial Valley Homan Health Center in El Centro has been a beacon of access to quality and compassionate sexual and reproductive health in this medically underserved area. The launch of this temporary facility is about more than just resuming the provision of vital health care services to this community in light of a devastating and unexpected fire: it is about a commitment to building a world where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights, where access to health care does not depend on who you are or where you live, and where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.
This fully equipped and licensed temporary facility, staffed by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest’s dedicated team of health care professionals will deliver a full-range of reproductive health care services – including, but not limited to, cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing, and abortion, and more directly to the communities of Imperial County.
At Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, we are committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care to all patients, regardless of income or insurance status – and are especially proud to resume access to the deserving residents of Imperial County.
In a statement from Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, she said, “For Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, the opening of a temporary facility that provides a full range of reproductive health care services in Imperial County is a testament to our community’s resilience and our supporters’ commitment to restoring vital access to health care. We could not be more thrilled to be back and ready to serve this community once again.
We are especially grateful to the many people who have made this temporary facility possible – including our donors, staff, and supporters. We look forward to reinstating much-needed services in this community as plans to rebuild a more permanent facility continue underway.”
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides confidential, affordable, and high-quality medical services to the San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties at our 19 health centers. Founded over 50 years ago, our mission is to ensure broad public access to reproductive health care through direct service, education, and advocacy.
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