Indianapolis – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is consolidating four health centers and closing two health centers in Indiana over the next five months. These moves are part of a process to better serve the women and men of Indiana.

 

“While we would much prefer adding locations rather than reducing our number, we recognize that our patients will be better served if we introduce efficiencies that serve our mission best for the long term,” said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK.  “As a nonprofit, we have a responsibility to our patients, our staff and our stakeholders to use our resources wisely.”

 

  • Avon: Merging on Aug. 30 with Southside PPINK health center
  • East Chicago: Merging on Dec. 15 with Gary PPINK health center
  • Fishers: Merging on July 26 with Eastside PPINK health center
  • Muncie: Closing on July 15
  • Terre Haute: Closing on July 20
  • Valparaiso: Merging on July 21 with Merrillville health center

The merging of the Avon, East Chicago, Fishers and Valparaiso health centers with health centers in close proximity will allow patients to receive affordable, quality health care with extended hours at the newly consolidated locations.

 

Muncie and Terre Haute health center patients are being directed to the closest health center, including other PPINK locations.

 

Patients for all affected health centers are being notified regarding the changes. 

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) provides high-quality health care to more than 56,000 men and women each year at our health centers across two states. Our centers are staffed by skilled clinicians and highly trained health care professionals. 93 percent of our nonprofit’s services are preventive in nature and include Pap tests, breast and testicular cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and annual wellness exams. Through the Sara and Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education initiative, PPINK also provides sexuality and reproductive health education programs, equipping people to make responsible decisions so that families thrive in Indiana and Kentucky.

 

PPINK’s doors are open to all who need care and we provide our services in a confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental manner. We accept Medicaid and insurance.

Source

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc.

Contact

Ali Slocum

[email protected]

317-637-4324

Published

July 14, 2016