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Planned Parenthood Expands Telemedicine Delivery Program

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Contact: Shelby Cloke – Public Relations Manager
(515) 235-0413 or (515) 249-6084 
Shelby.Cloke@ppheartland.org


Published: 09.26.13| Updated: 09.26.13

Thursday Sept. 26, 2013 (DES MOINES, IA) – Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is expanding its telemedicine delivery system to offer more health services to women, men and families throughout Iowa.

“Telemedicine is a safe, effective delivery system that expands access to health care for a person who otherwise would have to travel a long distance to see a provider,” said Planned Parenthood of the Heartland President and CEO Jill June. “We’re always looking for ways to better serve our patients, and expanding telehealth services is something we’ve been focusing on for a number of years.”

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is now offering birth control consultations, birth control method changes, and STI testing through telehealth delivery. Three health centers – located in Red Oak, Creston, and Ames – will offer the new services to walk-in patients and those with scheduled appointments.

“This technology is the future of health care as we know it,” said June. “We believe our patients deserve only the highest quality care, and this delivery system will help us reach more patients in need.”

PPHeartland hopes to offer expanded services through telehealth delivery at all 15 Iowa health centers equipped with this technology by the end of the year.

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages since the 1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma through 27 health centers and Education Resource Centers in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha.

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