FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2021
Contact: Jess Kelsey, [email protected]
New health center opens in Rogers
Rogers, Ark. — Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) is proud to announce its return to Northwest Arkansas with a state-of-the-art and conveniently located health center in Rogers to enhance access to needed health care. PPGP’s expert and compassionate health care providers will offer a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services.
The Rogers Health Center, 1222 W. Poplar Street, joins PPGP’s 10 other health centers strategically chosen to meet growing patient needs throughout its region. The Rogers health center is currently seeing patients for time-sensitive services, including birth control, STI and HIV testing and treatment, gender-affirming care, primary care, and more. Rogers patients can also access safe, high-quality, affordable health care services through PPGP’s telehealth services, which includes secure, private video appointments, and birth control on demand through the Planned Parenthood Direct app.
“At PPGP, we believe ensuring access to high-quality, comprehensive health care services is part of improving health outcomes in Arkansas, and our new Rogers Health Center is a critical piece of that puzzle,” said Emily Wales, interim president and CEO. “The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a growing urgency for increased access to essential health care in the region. The PPGP team couldn’t be prouder to reopen our doors in Northwest Arkansas to help area residents access affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care.”
Planned Parenthood Great Plains chose to leave its Fayetteville location in 2019 due to challenges that posed concerns for the safety of its patients and staff. Since then, PPGP has been searching for a larger location to meet its growing patient demand and to address the lack of access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care within the area.
“We see what happens to a state when the rights to health care are chipped away — Arkansans face some of the nation’s highest maternal and infant mortality rates, as well as high adolescent birth rates,” said Dr. Iman Alsaden, Planned Parenthood Great Plains’ Medical Director. “Our mission is to provide high-quality health care services to patients across the state of Arkansas, so we are thrilled to reaffirm our commitment to our patients and the Northwest Arkansas community.”
Appointments are now open online and by phone. In addition to the newly constructed Rogers health center, PPGP operates one other health center in Little Rock, located at 1501 Aldersgate Rd.
For more information about Planned Parenthood Great Plains, or to schedule an appointment, please visit ppgreatplains.org.
Planned Parenthood Great Plains (PPGP) has been a leading provider of sexual and reproductive health care for nearly 85 years, serving women, men, and families in communities across Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Each year, PPGP provides quality health care delivered with compassion and integrity to more than 30,000 people in 11 health centers. PPGP believes that every person deserves to have access to the resources, information, and equitable access they need to make decisions about their health and lives.