Our doors stay open – no matter what.
On April 1, PPGC launched direct-to-consumer telehealth services to ensure patients could access the care they needed, even in a pandemic. Telehealth services are virtual appointments with our providers over a secure video-conferencing platform, which significantly expands access and reduces geographic barriers to care. Patients can get the expert, affordable care they’re used to – including birth control, emergency contraception, PrEP refills, gender-affirming hormone therapy, and more – all from the comfort and safety of their homes. In just four months, PPGC saw 5,875 patients through telehealth.
“The telehealth appointment went way smoother and better than I expected,” one patient reported. “It was very easy and the physician was so nice and beyond helpful!”
“The nurse practitioner was extremely helpful and informative,” said another telehealth patient. “The visit was very personable and extremely convenient being that it was done in the comfort of my home.”
In addition to telehealth, PPGC implemented safety protocols enforcing strict social distancing guidelines and requiring face coverings in all health centers, even before it was required by law. And in what has become an increasingly popular patient service, PPGC also introduced curbside Depo shots at several of our health centers, allowing patients to conveniently maintain their preferred birth control method with limited in-person contact. “I really appreciate the effort they’ve made to continue services curbside during the pandemic,” said one patient in Baton Rouge.
Providing health care during a pandemic is no easy feat, which is why your contributions have been so instrumental in keeping our doors open. “I felt very safe,” said a patient in Spring. “I was scared to go anywhere with the COVID-19 pandemic, but they went above and beyond my expectations for safety.” Your gift ensures that patients will always get the care they need in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.