In October, the Henrietta Town Board abided by the law and approved PPCWNY’s special use permit application, meaning we will be opening a new health care facility on Jefferson Road! This location will provide access to the greater Rochester community as well as south of the city, which is a health care desert. This development follows a months-long legal battle that began in June, when the Town Board cited ideological beliefs and rejected the special use permit application despite PPCWNY meeting all zoning and land-use criteria under the town’s B1 Commercial District code — a decision that was ultimately thrown out by a state judge.
This is a huge win for PPCWNY, our patients, and our mission. At PPCWNY, we believe every person deserves unequivocal access to sexual and reproductive health care, regardless of where they live.
We hope to officially open the Henrietta Health Center in the second half of 2023. We look forward to opening our new center and embracing the opportunity to provide a full range of expert sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion.
60 East Amherst Street, Buffalo
This past July, PPCWNY celebrated the completion of a relocation, modernization, and expansion project in Buffalo. Moving from the Main Street site to the new, state-of-the-art health center at 60 East Amherst Street has enabled us to provide high-quality patient care to even more patients in Western New York.
Planned Parenthood is a key medical provider in Western New York and part of an essential safety net, ensuring access to health care for thousands. Services at the new East Amherst location include cancer detection, diabetes and hypertension screening, identification and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, birth control/family planning, abortion, HIV PrEP (HIV prevention), gender affirming hormone care, and more.
With the Dobbs decision further limiting abortion access in neighboring states like Pennsylvania and Ohio, PPCWNY has seen a significant increase in patient volume in Buffalo. This new location almost doubles the clinical space of our former site and will enable PPCWNY to accommodate the surge in out-of-state patients while continuing to serve our current patient base.
If you have any questions about the new sites, you can direct them to Maddie Donovan, VP of Public and Executive Affairs, at [email protected].