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COLUMBIA – For 80 years, PPKM has offered high quality reproductive health services in centers across Kansas and Missouri and is pleased to add Coventry Health Care and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri to the list of accepted insurance providers in Columbia. In addition to the robust offering of family planning services already in place, an experienced physician will join the team of highly trained, compassionate health care professionals in Columbia to provide medication abortion services and restore abortion access in Mid-Missouri.

“We are proud to support women making their own health care decisions by expanding reproductive health services in an area where women have faced extreme barriers for too long,” said Laura McQuade, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

“Access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care services, including abortion, is necessary to the health and vitality of our communities. As a leading health care provider for women, we work every day to make sure they receive high quality care in a safe and respectful environment. Women deserve access to the health care they need and we celebrate our ability to increase provider options for women seeking abortion in Missouri,” McQuade continued.

“Adding Coventry Health Care, the insurance provider for the University of Missouri system, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri to our list of accepted insurance plans is a sign of our commitment to our patients in Mid-Missouri and to those newly covered under the Affordable Care Act.”


Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for our community and for women and families throughout Kansas and Missouri. We are a trusted advocate and source of health care and education for thousands of women, men, and children. For 80 years, women have relied on Planned Parenthood to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.


Planned Parenthood Great Plains


Sheila Kostas, 913.345.4635


July 15, 2015