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At Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, we are dedicated to providing you with unique benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. We understand the importance of a well-rounded benefits program, and because of that, offer a range of plans that help protect you in the case of illness or injury. You can learn about the details of these plan options by reading through our Benefit Information Guide.

Starting with the basics of how to enroll, followed by the details of each plan, our guide is a go-to resource for all things benefits-related. Once you understand the various options we offer, you can make an informed decision on which plans work best for you and your family.

We encourage you to read through this booklet in its entirety. Included you will find details about:

  • Who is eligible to participate
  • How to enroll and how to make changes during the year, if applicable
  • Each benefit offered and a summary of what is covered under the plan
  • The insurance companies who administer our benefits and how to contact them if you need assistance
  • And much more!

We appreciate the hard work and dedication you bring to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. For this and many other reasons, we want to offer you competitive and cost-effective benefits. It’s one way we can say thank you for your contributions.

If you have any questions about the employee benefits described herein or would like more information, please refer to your plan documents and insurance booklets or contact the Human Resources department.

Welcome to your 2016-2017 benefits information guide!


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, religion, or income.

How many people does Planned Parenthood serve?

Planned Parenthood provides expert health care services to 2.5 million people each year. In California, Planned Parenthood provides care for about 850,000 people. One in 5 women will go to Planned Parenthood for health services at some point in her life.

Isn’t Planned Parenthood protected in California?

Although California has a long history of protecting reproductive health and rights, we must continue to champion our elected officials to ensure that we are reimbursed by the federal and state government — like any other health care provider — for the quality services we provide. Our California supporters, donors, elected officials, patients, and staff all agree that we won’t back down.

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 patients cannot receive care from us; it means that we will not be reimbursed by Medicaid for that care. We encourage patients to talk with us about any arrangement or other options that might be available for their care. If Planned Parenthood is defunded, people of color, the LGBT community, people with low-incomes, 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 services does Planned Parenthood provide?

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. Our health care services include birth control, STI testing and treatment, lifesaving cervical cancer screenings and breast exams, as well as abortion. We also provide emergency contraception, UTI testing and treatment, and sexual and reproductive health education.

Why should I relocate for a position with Planned Parenthood?

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is the second largest affiliate in the country. We are headquartered in San Diego and are proud to serve San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial Valley. If you want to make a good salary while doing good work, Planned Parenthood delivers. Our workplace culture is committed to our cause every day. When it comes to reproductive rights, we won’t go back. Each person who chooses to join us on this journey does so with a strong belief in our mission and an open heart. We have been here for 100 years, and we will be here for 100 more.

Are clinicians required to take call? If so, how often?

Clinicians take triage call about once a month.

Does Planned Parenthood offer loan repayment?

We offer a generous retention bonus to Clinicians (Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants) and RNs who work at our Riverside and Imperial County health centers. This bonus can be used for loan repayment or in any way the employee prefers.

Does Planned Parenthood offer malpractice insurance?

Yes, our parent organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) provides complimentary malpractice insurance coverage, including tail coverage, for employed licensed practitioners from the date of hire and for the duration of employment. It is not necessary for our providers to carry their own coverage while treating patients in our centers. Please note: our coverage does not carry over to any services rendered outside of Planned Parenthood.

What if I work overtime?

Our clinicians are paid hourly, so if a provider works over eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week, they are paid at an overtime rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate.

What is the work attire for clinicians?

Clinicians may wear scrubs or business casual attire with a white lab coat.

How is Planned Parenthood funded?

Like any other health care provider, Planned Parenthood receives 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.

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.

What can people do to stand with Planned Parenthood?

At Planned Parenthood, the level of camaraderie our shared mission ignites is more than just passion for the important work we do every day. Our staff is a trusted family that radiates pride and acts as brand ambassadors. They will tell you how important it is to stay informed and take action. And the best way to make your voice heard by your legislators is to call them and let them know you stand with Planned Parenthood.

What is Planned Parenthood doing to protect its funding?

For 100 years, Planned Parenthood has faced challenges and attacks from people opposed to our mission to provide sexual and reproductive health care. Through every attack, we have come out stronger. One thing is certain—we will never back down, and we will never stop fighting to protect access to care that so many people across this country depend on. Our doors stay open, no matter what.

Why should I join Planned Parenthood in this political climate?

While extreme politicians are playing politics with women’s health care, we are working every day to make sure women have access to the care they need and deserve. No stigma. No shame. No judgment. Just straight-up health care. The political environment has awakened a powerful movement that stands with Planned Parenthood. Recent polls show that 80% of Americans support Planned Parenthood.

What are the locations and hours of your health centers?

Find a list of our health centers—located in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties—including addresses, hours, and job openings here

Does Planned Parenthood offer continuing education for licensed medical staff?

Yes! Full-time Physicians, Clinicians (Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants) and RNs are allotted $1,500 and four paid days per year.

What are the opportunities for growth?

Each health center has a Lead Clinician who is the senior medical person on staff. We have always promoted from within for this important role. Opportunities for growth include advancement in medical skills, leadership roles, and mentoring others.

Are there bonuses?

We offer a generous retention bonus to Clinicians (Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants) and RNs who work at our Eastern Riverside and Imperial County health centers. This bonus can be used for loan repayment or in any way the employee prefers.

Do you have a credentialing process?

Yes we do.

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW), like other health care organizations, is responsible for ensuring individuals providing patient care are qualified and competent to do so. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), California Department of Health and Human Services and other oversight organizations require that members of the medical and allied health staff be credentialed and privileged in order to provide services to our patients.

Separately from the hiring process, out Medical Staff Services Team conducts a full credentials verification process at initial hire and every three (3) years which includes:

Application Review – We confirm that you have completed all portions of the online credentialing application and have submitted all required supporting documents.

Credentials Verification – We verify information including, but not limited to the status of your license, malpractice insurance coverage, education and training using criteria defined to meet accreditation, regulatory standard our health plan contracts require.

Final Committee Review – If your credentials meet minimum standards, your application is sent for review by our Southern California Credentialing Committee consisting of Planned Parenthood clinical staff and professional peers.

Once you are hired, the Medical Staff Services team will contact you directly to initiate your online application process and help facilitate the submission of all the necessary documents to support the credentialing and enrollment processes which can take up to 45 days to complete from the date we receive all of your documentation.

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