Planned Parenthood launched a new mobile app that allows users in California to order confidential chlamydia and gonorrhea testing through their mobile phone and, if they test positive, receive treatment through the app or at a local Planned Parenthood health center.
Planned Parenthood Direct™ is available for download through the Android or Apple app store to California residents. Downloading Planned Parenthood Direct™ is free. Cost to order the home STD test kit is $149 and users can pay through the app using a credit or debit card.
“People trust Planned Parenthood to be here for them with accurate information, education and quality reproductive health care,” said Sue Dunlap, PPLA President and CEO. “Planned Parenthood Direct™ is another way we can provide confidential, convenient reproductive health care -- now in the privacy of your own home.”
Once ordered, the Planned Parenthood Direct™ test kit will arrive in discreet packaging and will include simple instructions for use. Users send a urine sample to our Planned Parenthood labs and receive the results privately through our secure app. If test results are positive, users are informed how to obtain treatment. Planned Parenthood Direct™ uses the same trusted STD tests that patients take in our health centers.
“Online services are the future of health care – and while little has been done in this area with regards to sexual and reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood is determined to fill that gap and lead the way with innovative health care solutions,” said Sue Dunlap.
For 50 years, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) has been helping women, men, and teens get the compassionate care they need and deserve. The largest provider of reproductive health care services in LA County, PPLA provided services to 150,000 patients at 19 health centers last year.