Planned Parenthood Opens New Health Center in Meridian

New Treasure Valley location opens on April 16th


Kristen Glundberg-Prossor


Published: 04.15.13| Updated: 04.15.13

(Boise)  – Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) will open its new Treasure Valley  health center located at 2112 E. Franklin Road in Meridian on April 16th.

“We are really grateful that we’ll be able to see more patients who need affordable, quality health care,” said Rebecca Poedy, Chief Operating Officer at PPGNW.  "Planned Parenthood determined that another health center was needed, in addition to our Boise center, to better serve clients. The Meridian location will be much more convenient for clients who live in the southwestern part of the county."  The Treasure Valley also happens to be the fastest growing community in Idaho.

Planned Parenthood has been a trusted women’s health care provider in Idaho since 1971.  The new Meridian health center will offer a full range of high-quality reproductive health care, including affordable access to birth control, well-woman visits, breast and cervical cancer screening, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, abortion services, and comprehensive sexual health education and information.

 In Idaho, 145,000 women are in need of contraceptive services and supplies, and yet Idaho is ranked 22 out of 50 states in access to contraceptive services.  Planned Parenthood’s new Meridian Health Center will increase access to essential reproductive health care for Idaho women.

Planned Parenthood’s focus is on serving people who rely on us and, too often, have nowhere else to turn.  In addition to being the state’s leading advocate for women’s health care, it is important to know that Planned Parenthood does more to prevent the need for abortion than any single health organization working in Idaho today.

The Meridian health center will initially be opened three days a week and will expand hours as needed.  To make an appointment at any of PPGNW’s Idaho health centers call 1-800-230-PLAN or visit


Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 28 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.  We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain responsible reproduction.


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