The following information is for any student – middle school through graduate school – with an assignment related to Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) or sexual and reproductive health topics.
We do our best to assist students with school assignments, when possible. Additionally, we do ask that you first do some preliminary research on your topic, ask us informed and respectful questions, and provide us with an adequate amount of time (usually 2 weeks) to respond to your request for information, interviews, or resources.
Before contacting us, please review any of the following resources and frequently asked questions related to your topic:
- Birth control
- Emergency contraception
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Data on sexual behaviors & health outcomes of Los Angeles County youth
- PPPSGV education programs
What is Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s Mission?
The mission of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley is to ensure broad public access to reproductive health care and family planning through medical services, education, and advocacy.
What services does your affiliate provide?
We offer a wide range of reproductive health services at our four health centers located throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. We also offer education and training services to the community.
Below is a short list of services we provide at low or no cost depending on each individual’s income and family size:
- Common health screenings
- Birth control methods
- Abortion services
- Emergency contraception/morning after pill (Plan B and ella)
- Pregnancy testing and options counseling
- Adoption and prenatal care referrals
- Pap tests to help reduce the risk for cervical cancer
- Breast exams
- HIV/AIDS testing and prevention (PrEP/PEP)
- HPV (Gardasil) and Hepatitis B vaccination
- STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) testing and treatment
- Annual exams
- Colposcopy, cryotherapy, and LEEP services
- And More!
We also offer some primary care services.
To learn more about our sexuality and reproductive health education programs click here.
Where are your health centers located?
We have health centers located in Alhambra, Eagle Rock, Glendora, and Pasadena.
Is there a fee for your services?
You can always count on us for high quality, affordable, and confidential health care. From a reproductive health visit to a routine checkup, we work to make health care accessible and affordable.
If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program, such as Medi-Cal and Family PACT (FPACT), or a lower fee scale. Fees for medical services are based on a sliding scale according to the patient’s income.
We also accept many insurance plans. Most health insurance plans now cover prescription birth control, annual wellness exams, and HIV and STI screenings with no copay, and many other services with some copay required.
You should contact your health insurance company directly to confirm that the services you are interested in are covered, and what, if any, out-of-pocket costs you are required to pay. We can also help you determine if your insurance will be accepted and what your visit will cost when you make an appointment or come in for care. Please be sure to bring your insurance card to your visit.
With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care. Click here for more information.
To make an appointment, click here.
What populations do you serve?
Every year, we see over 60,000 patient visits and over 10,000 people through education and outreach.
How is PPPSGV funded?
We are funded through a variety of sources including the following:
- Government contracts
- Private contributions
- Insurance reimbursements
- Patient fees
- Other income
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.
Do you offer services to minors? If so, what are the regulations?
Yes. Under California law, minors can access reproductive health care, obtain birth control, and receive abortion services without parental notification or consent with the exception of testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Minors must be at least 12 years old to consent to and obtain sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment without parental notification.
Do you have a target age range? If so, what is it?
Our services are available to everyone, but most of our patients are women ages 18 to 29 who lack access to care. Our education programs typically serve youth aged 12 to 18. We also provide education to young adults, youth serving professionals, and parents and caregivers.
Still have questions?
In order to respond to questions or requests for interviews or resources, we will first need to verify your assignment. Please be prepared to provide us with the following information:
1. Your school name
2. Name of the class/course
3. Your instructor/teacher's name
4. Contact information for your instructor such as a school email/phone number
5. A copy of the syllabus that clearly shows the assignment.
If you would like to conduct an interview, please include the list of questions for us to review as well.