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Planned Parenthood/Orange and San Bernardino Counties
provides an exceptional health care experience for every patient.
protects and promotes the fundamental right of all individuals to make their own personal health decisions.
advocates for and delivers comprehensive education to create healthier communities.
Read more about our work here.
We offer a wide range of reproductive health care services at nine health centers located throughout Orange and San Bernardino Counties. We also offer education and training services to the community.
Our affiliate is also proud to offer primary care through Melody Women’s Health and free healthy food benefits, breastfeeding support, and more through our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) centers.
Learn more about our health services here.
Learn more about our health education programs here.
Learn more about Melody Women’s Health here.
Learn more about WIC here.
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.
For our history timeline, click here.
Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties offers services at low-to-no cost. Fees are determined on a sliding scale, based on your income and family size. All services are provided at the lowest cost possible, and you can call us anytime to discuss payment options. We accept Medi-Cal, many kinds of private and public insurance, and we can help sign you up for FamilyPACT, a California program that covers family planning services. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care. No one is turned away. For more information, click here.
Our services are available to everyone, but most of our patients are women between the ages of 18 and 35. Our education programs typically serve youth aged 12 to 18. We also provide education to young adults, youth-serving professionals, parents, and caregivers.
Yes. Under California law, minors can access reproductive health care, obtain birth control, and receive abortion services without parental notification or consent. Minors must be at least 12 years old to consent to and obtain sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment without parental notification. To learn more, click here.
Like any other medical provider, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties is reimbursed for services provided.
In addition, the generous support of donors is key to our ability to provide affordable and accessible health care services, education and advocacy. Click here to learn more about making a donation.
“Defunding” has become a popular term, but it isn’t an accurate way to describe the threats facing Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is not “funded” by the federal government. There is no line item in the federal budget for Planned Parenthood, and we don’t get a blank check from the government. Instead, we get grants and reimbursements for specific programs.
So when people talk about “defunding,” what they mean is blocking patients who rely on public health care programs from going to Planned Parenthood health centers for care. If the defunding bills are passed, people using programs like Medicaid could no longer get services like birth control, cancer screenings, annual exams, and STD testing and treatment at Planned Parenthood. Many would have nowhere else to turn for the health care they need.
This would have a devastating impact on our country’s most vulnerable communities, who already face barriers to getting health care. At least 60% of Planned Parenthood patients rely on public health programs like Medicaid and Title X for their preventive and primary care. And without Planned Parenthood, there aren’t enough health care providers to deliver the millions of medical services we do each year. Health centers that accept Medicaid and provide ob-gyn health care — like Planned Parenthood — are in particularly short supply.
The real goal of “defunding” Planned Parenthood is to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers across the country. As a nonprofit and the nation’s most trusted provider of reproductive care, the health of our patients is our number one priority. We’re doing everything we can to protect access to health care and prevent health centers from closing.
There are many ways that you can support the work of Planned Parenthood in your community:
The Guttmacher Institute has statistical information and studies on many different sexual and reproductive health topics, such as teen pregnancy, contraceptive use, and abortion rates.
Advocates for Youth has a research center that compiles recent reports about sexuality and reproductive health.
The National Abortion Federation has up-to-date information about abortion across the country.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America provides information on parental consent and notification laws by state, abortion options, every type of birth control, and about each STD and who should get checked for STDs.