Funds will go to provide care to the underserved
Alamosa, Colo. – Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is pleased to announce that its Alamosa health center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation Board in recognition of the preventative services we provide to the San Luis Valley.
The Health Care Foundation Board will be presenting the Alamosa Planned Parenthood health center with the grant Wednesday Dec. 12 at 3 p.m.
The grant will subsidize the cost of preventative medicine for women and men who are uninsured and who qualify for sliding scale services at the Alamosa health center. Planned Parenthood strives to make basic health services like life-saving cancer screenings, more accessible and affordable to underserved, uninsured, or underinsured women and families. Having access to these funds from the Health Care Foundation Board will allow us to expand access to affordable health care in our area.
In these tough economic times, more women and families than ever before need access to essential health care services.
“We are excited to partner with the Health Care Foundation Board to offer the community greater accessibility and affordability. One in 5 American women has turned to us at some time in their lives for professional, non-judgmental, and confidential care,” said Sara Jose, Alamosa health center manager. “Planned Parenthood provides a wide range of preventive health services for women, men, and their families—services that help families and our community stay healthy.”
The Alamosa health center is located at 1560 12th Street #7 and is open every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Appointments are available and walk-ins are always welcome. For more information, or to make an appointment visit us at www.pprm.org or call 1-800-230-PLAN.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains empowers individuals and families in the communities we serve to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy. More than 123,000 women, men, and young adults annually visit our 33 health centers throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, and Wyoming. Since 1916, we have been the region’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. For more information about Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, call 1.800.230.PLAN or visit pprm.org for the health center nearest you.
December 12, 2012