Hempstead, NY—Twice a month, students at Nassau Community College will now be able to access on-campus family planning services on Planned Parenthood of Nassau County’s (PPNC) Plan Van.
The Plan Van, a mobile education and health care unit, will be stationed on the Nassau Community College Campus near the physical education building every second and fourth Thursday of the month while school is in session. Students will be able to receive low-cost birth control, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection testing and HIV testing, as well as counseling and information.
“We are so thrilled to be able to expand our partnership with Nassau Community College and bring much-needed reproductive health care to their students. Now, they don’t even have to leave campus to ensure their sexual health and well-being,” said JoAnn D. Smith, PPNC’s President & CEO.
Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC) is one of 89 affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and operates 3 health centers in Nassau County. In 2009, PPNC provided services to more than 13,000 patients during 26,000 visits. We conducted education workshops and street outreach to 32,000 teens and families, and mobilized approximately 5,500 advocates to protect reproductive health care rights. PPNC has served the community for 77 years, and is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health. For more information about PPNC’s services and programs, visit www.ppnc.org.