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When a group of concerned Orange County visionaries got together in 1965, they created the groundwork for providing women and men with the education and medical care they needed to plan their families.

Our first health center opened at 211 S. Broadway in Santa Ana, CA, in 1968. Today, Planned Parenthood is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care in Orange County, offering a full range of reproductive health care services to women, men, teens, and families at nine health centers in Orange and San Bernardino counties.


  • 1965 Planned Parenthood begins in Santa Ana (when Comstock Laws were reversed)
  • 1965 Comprehensive Sexuality Health Education offered
  • 1968 Our first Health Center opens in Santa Ana
  • 1975 Costa Mesa Health Center opens
  • 1980 Mission Viejo Health Center opens
  • 1981 Colposcopy services initiated
  • 1986 Garden Grove Health Center opens
  • 1988 Upland Health Center opens
  • 1995 Acquired the Women Infant Children (WIC) program
  • 1996 Anaheim Health Center opens
  • 1998 Orange Health Center opens, surgical abortion offered in Orange County
  • 1998 Planned Parenthood administration moves to 700 S. Tustin in Orange, CA
  • 2001 San Bernardino Health Center opens
  • 2004 New, expanded Health Centers launched in Santa Ana and Westminster
  • 2007 Sexual Health Training for Professionals launches
  • 2007 Electronic Medical Record System is implemented
  • 2007 Planned Parenthood in-house lab opens for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing
  • 2007 Vasectomy services launch
  • 2007 New, expanded Health Center opens in Mission Viejo
  • 2010 Begin in-house HIV testing
  • 2011 San Bernardino and Anaheim Health Centers renovated and expanded
  • 2011 Parent-Child Communication Course offered
  • 2011 All Family Planning Health Centers open seven days-a-week
  • 2012 152,000 medial visits
  • 2013 Victorville Health Center opens
  • 2014 Melody Women’s Health, primary care from Planned Parenthood, launches
  • 2015 The Planned Parenthood Direct app launches, allowing patients to easily order birth control pills through their smartphones
  • 2016 Service brochures made available online and on mobile phones
  • 2016 183,000 medical visits
  • 2017 PPOSBC wins "Best Places to Work" award from the Orange County Business Journal
  • 2017 Orange Health Center is expanded
  • 2018 San Bernardino Health Center undergoes a remodel
  • 2018 206,000 medical visits 
  • 2019 Costa Mesa Health Center moves to a new location

  • 2020 Introduced telehealth options for increased patient convenience including video and phone visits, Drive-Thru visits and no-touch prescription pickup

  • 2021 Provided more than 16,000 COVID-19 vaccines to the community