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Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

The health of our patients and staff remains our top priority. Planned Parenthood is following all local, state, and national guidance on safety practices to minimize the risk of anyone getting COVID-19 in our health centers. We also offer many health services through telehealth. Make a telehealth appointment today.

Our Updated Health Center Procedures

For patients calling for appointments, we pre-screen for symptoms; we ask those with symptoms or risk factors to postpone their appointment and contact their primary care provider.

Every staff person is screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before starting work at our health centers each day.

We limit visitors in our health centers to patients only, and have expanded our hours in order to minimize the number of physical encounters between patients and staff.

All patients are required to wear appropriate face coverings inside our health centers; if a patient comes to our health center without an appropriate face covering, we provide one for them.

We ask patients wait for their appointment in their car or outside of the health center to maximize social distancing; we text patients when we’re ready to see them.

We follow CDC and local public health department recommendations for notifying people of COVID-19 exposures in our health centers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting a Planned Parenthood health center?

Please notify us as soon as possible if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of visiting our health centers by calling 1-888-743-7526.

I recently tested positive for COVID-19, but I feel fine. When can I get a health center appointment at Planned Parenthood?

We follow CDC recommendations for when an individual can discontinue home isolation, which is typically at least 10 days from symptoms starting and at least 24 hours since symptoms resolved. You may need to discuss your COVID-19 infection history with a licensed staff member over the phone before being allowed to enter the health center.

What is an appropriate face covering?

An appropriate face covering is one that is made of a tightly woven fabric with at least 2-3 layers, fits snugly to cover the entire nose and mouth, and does not have exhalation vents or valves. Examples of appropriate and inappropriate face coverings can be found here. If you do not have an appropriate face covering, one will be provided at your health center appointment and must be used for the duration of your visit.

Does Planned Parenthood offer COVID-19 tests?

Planned Parenthood health centers in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties do not offer COVID-19 tests. If you need a COVID-19 test, talk to your primary care provider or visit https://covid19.ca.gov/get-tested/.

Is COVID-19 transmitted through sexual intercourse?

COVID-19 isn’t a sexually transmitted infection. But you can get it if you have close physical contact with someone who has COVID-19. Learn more.

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