Expanding expert reproductive health care in the heart of Minneapolis
Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) hosted a groundbreaking event for a new Minneapolis health center with Mayor Jacob Frey. We have been providing expert health care and family planning in Minneapolis since 1931, and we’re excited to continue that tradition with a new and expanded health center in Uptown. Thanks to generous support from our community, we will begin construction on the brand new, state-of-the-art health center to expand our expert sexual and reproductive health care in the heart of Minneapolis. There are still opportunities for individuals to contribute to the new health center and Planned Parenthood will be inviting more supporters to join this bold vision in the weeks and months ahead.
Minneapolis is already our biggest clinic and our most popular location, where we’ve seen double-digit growth, year over year. In the walkable and transit-accessible heart of Uptown, this clinic is where our patients are. Our current clinic serves about 14,000 people each year, and we keep growing. The new health center will allow us to better serve a growing and increasingly diverse patient base, provide additional off-street parking, expand education and outreach work within the Uptown community, and update the look and feel of the busiest Planned Parenthood health center in Minnesota.
While development of the new space is underway, current patients will have no interruption in their care. Planned Parenthood’s expert staff will continue to see patients at 918 W Lake Street, just two blocks away from the old location.
Statement from Sarah Stoesz, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States:
“This building will be a beacon of hope. No matter what happens in the country and no matter what happens to politics in Minnesota. This big, bold, beautiful three-story building will be making a statement to the world, that Planned Parenthood is here for good and our doors will always remain open.”