Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region has begun a renovation on the Kettering-Phillips Center, their health center in downtown Dayton. The building at 224 Noth Wilkinson Street in downtown Dayton has housed the family planning facility for 38 years.
Nearly $130,000 of work is being invested in repairs to the surfacing of the exterior. H. Glasgow Construction Company of Madeira, Ohio, will complete the work by early winter, finishing with the refreshed look of a new coat of paint.
Planned Parenthood is working to improve the visibility, access, and comfort of its facilities in anticipation of an increased patient volume due to expanded Medicaid eligibility for family planning. Uninsured Ohioans earning up to $30,000 are now eligible for birth control, annual exams, and STD testing at no charge. Eligible patients have been applying at the Kettering-Phillips Center and other Planned Parenthood health centers, where they receive coverage immediately for qualified services.
Serving 20 counties in Southwestern Ohio and three in Northern Kentucky, PPSWO strengthens our community by preventing unintended pregnancy and empowering individuals with the knowledge, opportunity and freedom to make private decisions about reproductive and sexual health. With eight health centers throughout the region, it is PPSWO's goal to provide reproductive health care services to any individual who wants or needs them; to advocate public policies which guarantee each individual's access to services, right to privacy, and ability to make reproductive decisions free of coercion; and to provide human sexuality education which enhances the health and well-being of individuals in the community. PPSWO is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.