Planned Parenthood Keystone Returns to Lancaster with New Center
For Immediate Release: Sept. 13, 2022 (Updated: Sept. 13, 2022, 1:57 p.m.)
(Lancaster, PA) - Today, Planned Parenthood Keystone marked a return to Lancaster with the opening of its new center on Manor Street. Planned Parenthood Keystone’s return to Lancaster is a significant milestone for South Central Pennsylvania and will expand sexual and reproductive health care and sex education in the community.
“Our long-awaited return to Lancaster has become a reality as we triumphantly opened our doors today to provide non-judgmental, compassionate, and expert care to the community. This momentous occasion is the result of the enduring generosity and support of our Lancaster donors and advocates. We are grateful for their unrelenting commitment to making this return possible. We are in a national abortion crisis and our new center will provide the community with access to the health care they deserve,” stated Melissa Reed, President and CEO.
For the past two years, while Planned Parenthood Keystone was undergoing a capital campaign for the new center, patients were still able to access health care through telehealth. Planned Parenthood Keystone served over 2,000 patients in Lancaster since it closed its clinic on Lime Street in April 2020. Now, with a new center in Lancaster and telehealth appointments still available, Planned Parenthood Keystone is poised to serve even more patients in the region.
The new center, the Dr. Daniel D. Wert Health Center at Lancaster, is named after a long-time supporter, donor, and volunteer of Planned Parenthood Keystone. “In recent years reproductive justice in health care has become an important interest of mine. I therefore consider it a privilege and an honor to be associated with our new Planned Parenthood Keystone health center here in Lancaster. We will be providing excellent, professional, compassionate and non-judgmental health care to our beloved community,” shared Dr. Wert.
Patients can make appointments by visiting ppkeystone.org or by calling 1-800-230-7526.The center will be open Monday through Friday and will offer the full range of sexual and reproductive care including family planning, wellness visits, breast exams, cancer screenings, gender affirming hormone therapy, and more.