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Our History

Our History

When a group of concerned Orange County visionaries got together in 1965, they created the groundwork for providing women and men with the education and medical care they needed to plan their families.

Our first health center opened at 211 S. Broadway in Santa Ana, CA, in 1968. Today, Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care in Orange County, offering a full range of reproductive health care services to women, men, teens, and families at 8 health centers in Orange and San Bernardino counties.

 

Timeline

  • 1965 Planned Parenthood begins in Santa Ana (when Comstock Laws were reversed)
  • 1965 Comprehensive Sexuality Health Education offered
  • 1975 Costa Mesa health center opens
  • 1980 Mission Viejo health center opens
  • 1981 Colposcopy services initiated
  • 1986 Garden Grove Health Center opens
  • 1988 Upland Health Center opens
  • 1996 Anaheim Health Center opens
  • 1998 Orange Health Center opens – surgical abortion offered in Orange County
  • 1998 Planned Parenthood administration moves to 700 S. Tustin in Orange, CA
  • 1999 Sexual Health Hotline launched
  • 2001 San Bernardino Health Center opens
  • 2004 New, expanded health centers launched in Santa Ana and Westminster
  • 2006 Sexual Health Hotline expanded to include online messaging and e-mail
  • 2007 Sexual Health Training for Professionals Launched
  • 2007 Electronic Medical Record System Implemented
  • 2007 Planned Parenthood In-house Lab opens for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing
  • 2007 Vasectomy Services launched
  • 2007 New, expanded health center opened in Mission Viejo
  • 2008 Sexual Health Hotline expanded to include text messaging
  • 2010 Began in-house HIV testing
  • 2010 Expanded Abortion Services in Orange to 24 Weeks Gestation
  • 2010 Fertility Services launched
  • 2011 Began offering Essure Sterilization service line
  • 2011 San Bernardino and Anaheim health centers renovated and expanded
  • 2011 Parent-Child Communication Course Offered
  • 2011 All Family Planning Health Centers Open 7 days-a-week
     

More resources about Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties:

Request an appointment online or call us today:
714.922.4100 (Orange County)
909.890.5511 (San Bernardino County)

No appointment is necessary for emergency contraception, pregnancy tests, or testing for STDs.


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