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LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK - Today Planned Parenthood affiliates in New York State are thrilled to announce the launch of Planned Parenthood Direct, a mobile app that allows New Yorkers to receive birth control pills and UTI treatment through their phones.

 

Statement from JoAnn D. Smith, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County:

“Planned Parenthood Direct offers the same high-quality health care that people have trusted Planned Parenthood to provide for over 100 years. With this app, our health care providers can now give people the care they need wherever they are - at home or on the go. Just like with transportation and food delivery, New Yorkers can now use their smartphones to access sexual and reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood is excited to be able to bring PP Direct to New York state, and help more patients access care through a quick and convenient app that fits busy lifestyles. As online health care delivery evolves, we will continue to evolve with it to better support our patients and communities.”

 

Statement from Vincent Russell, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic:

“For many New Yorkers who do not live or work near one of our health centers, Planned Parenthood Direct provides them a way to get birth control pills or UTI treatment from a Planned Parenthood provider. Our patients know and trust us to provide the highest quality care and this service is an expansion of our care.”

 

Patients can now download the app, create an account and complete an online health assessment. Patients can request services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Within one business day, patients will hear back from a PPNYC clinician and, if eligible, either pick up medication at their local pharmacy or receive it via mail order. Many people across New York state experience difficulty accessing sexual and reproductive health services, and the launch of PP Direct signifies a critical stride in the future of health care access in New York.

The PP Direct app is available via the App store or Google Play or Google App or via the Planned Parenthood Direct website.