Health Center to Provide Full Range of Preventive Reproductive Health Care Services
Orland Park, IL – Planned Parenthood of Illinois will be expanding services at its Orland Park health center starting on Saturday, August 17. The health center, located at 14470 S. LaGrange Road, will offer a full range of preventive reproductive health care services for women, men, and teens.
100% of the expanded services at the Orland Park Planned Parenthood health center will be preventive. New services focus on life-saving cancer screenings, long-acting reversible contraceptives, and men’s sexual health exams and include:
• Annual Physical Exams Including Pap Tests and Breast Exams and Mammogram Referrals
• Routine Physical Exams
• Insertion and Removal of Intrauterine Devices (Mirena®/Paragard®) and Implants (Nexplanon®)
• Men’s Sexual Health Exams Including Colon and Testicular Cancer Screenings and Referrals
• Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation Treatment
• Urinary Tract Infection Testing and Treatment
The expanded services will supplement the services that are already provided at the Orland Park Planned Parenthood health center, including:
• Comprehensive Birth Control
• Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)
• Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment
• HIV Testing and Counseling
• Pregnancy Testing and Options Counseling
• HPV Vaccine
• Hepatitis A & B Vaccine
• Vasectomy Consultation (procedure done at the Near North or Aurora Planned Parenthood health center)
• Essure Consultation (Non-Surgical Permanent Sterilization for Women)
By expanding the range of services provided at the Orland Park Planned Parenthood health center, Planned Parenthood of Illinois will be able to provide more comprehensive reproductive health care to women, men, and teens in the Orland Park area.
“We provide nearly 3,500 women, men, and teens in the Orland Park area with reproductive health care services without judgment and with compassion every year,” said Carole Brite, Planned Parenthood of Illinois President and CEO. “With the expansion of services and as more community members gain insurance under health care reform, we will be prepared to serve even more people in the area.”
Planned Parenthood of Illinois medical providers have been providing high quality reproductive health care based on the latest medical standards in Orland Park since 2006. Last year alone Planned Parenthood of Illinois dispensed 51,179 contraceptives including condoms, administered 679 STI tests, and performed 450 HIV tests in Orland Park.
Preventive reproductive healthcare services are essential in an area in need of quality preventive healthcare and education. Cook County currently ranks 8th out of 102 counties in Illinois for highest Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates and 2nd out of 102 counties for highest Syphilis rates.
For many around Orland Park, Planned Parenthood of Illinois is their only healthcare provider and only access to quality preventive healthcare. 77% of Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ patients in Orland Park live at or below the federal poverty level.
“Planned Parenthood of Illinois is dedicated to being here for Chicago’s southern suburbs, no matter what,” said Brite. “We’re committed to continuously expanding our high quality care so that we can continue to be here for those who need us most.”
The Orland Park health center is open Tuesday – Saturday and has evening and weekend hours. Planned Parenthood of Illinois accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Illinois Healthy Women (the pink card). To make an appointment call 800-230-PLAN.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) provides affordably-priced, high-quality reproductive health care services to women and families throughout Illinois. Through health care services, educational programs and advocacy efforts, PPIL works to ensure and protect the reproductive rights of each individual. For more information, visit www.ppil.org.
August 07, 2013