Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) has several Easy Access health centers to serve you in Bridgeport, Manchester, New Haven, and New London. In order to make your reproductive and/or sexual health visit as safe and comfortable as possible, each of these health centers is handicapped-accessible and has the Welner examination table and/or Hoyer Lift.
The Welner table was designed by Dr. Sandra Welner, an obstetrician/gynecologist who became disabled and refocused her career on serving the reproductive health needs of women with disabilities.
The table, pictured below, adjusts to any height and has comfortable boots which can be moved to any position instead of stirrups. Our New Haven and Bridgeport health centers also have the Hoyer Lift which is used to move clients from wheelchair to exam table.
Why Come to Planned Parenthood?
At Planned Parenthood we always say “we’re more than you think.” Unless you’ve been a patient or supporter of Planned Parenthood, you may not know that we are the largest provider of reproductive health and family planning services in Connecticut and Rhode Island. We operate 19 health centers. All have accessible entrances, and four of our centers (Bridgeport, New Haven, New London, and Manchester) are equipped with the Welner tables.
Our specialty is basic reproductive healthcare for all women. We provide easy access for women who may need special accommodations in order to undergo a pelvic examination.
Our medical staff is trained and ready to help make it easier for you to get an annual gynecological exam.
What Training Does Planned Parenthood Staff Receive?