Amina Wirjosemito, PA, & Monika Mruk, APRN, will provide new primary care services to the community.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) recently welcomed
Amina Wirjosemito, Physician Assistant, and Monika Mruk, Nurse Practitioner, to its Hartford health center in order to better meet the needs of the community. The center, located at 1229 Albany Avenue in Hartford, CT, sees more than 4,800 patients annually and is now offering new primary care services to the greater-Hartford community.
These services include the diagnosis and management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, heartburn, asthma, depression and anxiety, as well as common conditions such as the flu, sinus and ear infections, and strep throat. PPSNE will continue to offer up-to-date expert reproductive health care services for all people including personalized birth control counseling, annual well-woman checkups, pregnancy testing & counseling and STD/STI screening and treatment.
“Our expert providers bring unique skills and special talents that will benefit patients when they come for a visit. Their training, knowledge and compassion in women’s health and primary care services will benefit the greater-Hartford area,” said Kafi Rouse, Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. “Offering new health care services demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality care to the women, men and young people in Connecticut. Our patients can see the same medical providers they have come to know and trust for their reproductive health care appointments.”
When patients come in for a reproductive health care visit, they often have other symptoms or illnesses as well. Now, Wirjosemito and Mruk will be able to treat, prescribe and manage a variety of chronic and common conditions that affect thousands in the greater-Hartford area. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 adults suffer from hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure; 1 in 6 adults have high cholesterol; and 1 in 11 adults have diabetes.
Wirjosemito earned her master’s degree in Public Health from the Thomas Jefferson School of Public Health and her Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies degree from Drexel Hahnemann College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, Penn. Prior to joining PPSNE, Wirjosemito worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mruk earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and her Master of Science degree at Regis College in Weston, Mass. Prior to joining PPSNE, Mruk worked as a homecare nurse.
Planned Parenthood is a trusted, local resource for convenient and confidential services for women, men and young people, including STD/STI testing, HIV testing and counseling, all FDA approved birth control methods, pregnancy testing and counseling, emergency contraception and more. We offer medical interpretation services for non-English speaking patients; have a sliding fee scale based on one’s income and participate in many insurance plans. For convenience, walk-in, online and same day appointments are available.
Last year, the PPSNE Hartford health center served more than 4,800 patients. 83 percent of the patients had low-incomes, and 34 percent were uninsured. PPSNE serves all people regardless of their ability to pay.
The Hartford health center is open Monday, 11 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.;
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. and
every other Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information or to make an appointment, visit ppsne.org or call 1 (800) 230-PLAN (7526).
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is one of the region’s largest providers of family planning and reproductive health care services. Since 1923, PPSNE has evolved into an organization with 18 health centers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, delivering care to nearly 70,000 patients annually, and 90 percent of the services provided are preventive.