COVID-19 UPDATES: Your health is our top priority. Our health centers are open and we are continuing to see patients, and are taking precautions to minimize risk to patients and staff in light of concerns around COVID-19. As we are a health care facility, mask wearing is still required.
If you are feeling unwell, or have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we still want to ensure you receive the reproductive and sexual health care you need. Please call our Patient Assistance Line at 833-3NJ-PLAN (833-365-7526) before coming to a health center or scheduling an appointment online. You will be connected to a member of our health center staff who may be able to help you access care while taking appropriate safety precautions. We answer and return calls Monday through Friday from 9am through 5pm Eastern time.
Your health matters to us today and always. Please call 1-800-230-PLAN to make an appointment or to speak with a clinician today. To learn more about our plans to minimize risk to patients and staff, please click below.
hMPXV, also known as monkeypox — the common name for a particular, contagious orthopox virus — causes a rash and flu-like illness, and can spread to any person through close contact, including skin-to-skin contact. While scientists are still researching whether monkeypox can be spread directly through vaginal fluids or semen, spending time being physically intimate with someone — for example, through cuddling, kissing, and sex — does play a role in transmission. This transmission can occur regardless of a person's gender identity, sexual orientation, or the gender identity or sexual orientation of their partner. However, sexual contact is not the only way the virus can spread.
If you suspect that you have been exposed to monkeypox, or have symptoms, know that you can come to your local Planned Parenthood. We will be able to connect you with the appropriate resources for diagnosis confirmation and treatment.