Health Service Questions

Can patients go to Planned Parenthood if they don’t have insurance?

Planned Parenthood’s doors are open to everyone, regardless of their immigration status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or income.

Is abortion Planned Parenthood’s main service?

Abortion is a small and important part of the services Planned Parenthood provides.

Abortion is a safe, common medical procedure. One in three women will have an abortion by the time she is 45.

How many people does Planned Parenthood serve?

Planned Parenthood provides expert health care services to 2.5 million people each year. Here in San Diego, Planned Parenthood provides care for about 850,000 people.

What services does Planned Parenthood provide?

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, education, and advocacy.

Their health care services include birth control, STD testing and treatment, lifesaving cervical cancer screenings and breast exams, as well as abortion. They also provide emergency contraceptives, UTI testing and treatment, and sexual and reproductive health education.

Advocacy Questions

How is Planned Parenthood funded anyway?

Like any other health care provider, Planned Parenthood received reimbursements for the medical services they provide. Locally, nearly 70% of Planned Parenthood patients rely on federal or state funds to access their care. Taking this access away is cruel.

What can people do to stand with Planned Parenthood?

Right now it’s so important to stay informed and take action. The best way to have your voice heard by your legislators is to call them and let them know you stand with Planned Parenthood and against attacks on health care.

What is Planned Parenthood doing to protect funding?

Planned Parenthood is working rigorously to protect both the funding of our organization, and the patients who continue to rely on our services. There is a very sophisticated approach to be implemented in reaction to any defunding bill. In the meantime, California affiliates continue to work with, and be supported by theGovernor’s office of the State of California to ensure that we can provide services to all of our patients.

Why should I join Planned Parenthood while these political affairs are taking place?

We believe that this is one of the best times to join our movement since politically, we are in very interesting and unusual times and there is no betterpolitical statement to make than coming to work for us! Our patient volume ishigher than it’s ever been, we are still actively hiring, and we continue to advocate for the mission that was created 100 years ago. Despite what happens, there are still patients in need of our services, commitment, and passion.

Isn’t Planned Parenthood protected in California?

Although California has a long history of protecting reproductive health and rights, this threat is real. California has the most to lose if Congress defunds Planned Parenthood. Over 850,000 patients in California would be affected.

What happens if Planned Parenthood is defunded?

Defunding means that the government will no longer pay Planned Parenthood for taking care of people with Medicaid coverage for their health services. It does not directly mean that you cannot receive care from us, it means that we will not be reimbursed by Medicaid for that care. You can talk to us about any arrangements or other options that might be available for your care.

If Planned Parenthood is defunded, people of color, the LGBT community, low-income folks, and young people will be hurt the most. Other community health centers are already overwhelmed with the number of patients seeking their help; they simply cannot absorb the 850,000 patients who receive care at Planned Parenthood in California.

What will happen if Neil Gorsuch becomes the next member of the Supreme Court?

Neil Gorsuch has an alarming history of interfering with reproductive rights and health, including women’s access to birth control and care to Planned Parenthood. Nominees to the highest court in the land must make clear that they will protect ourfundamental rights—including the right of a woman to control her body.

Why should I relocate for a position with Planned Parenthood?

The level of camaraderie that comes with the shared mission of the Planned Parenthood family derives from pride and passion. We understand the risk that comes along with making a change, but there is no better job like this at a time like this. We continue to make collective strides towards the stability of our organization.