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ST. LOUIS — Patients across Missouri and Southern Illinois can now access sexual and reproductive health care through video visits. Patients can now schedule a video visit with a Planned Parenthood provider by calling 314-531-7526.

Following its recent launch of the PP Direct app, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) today announced patients can now access Planned Parenthood’s trusted providers through video conferencing. This allows patients to access most of Planned Parenthood’s clinical services without going into a health center.

Patients seeking birth control, pregnancy options counseling, HIV prevention medication (PrEP), visits which do not require a physical exam, and other services are now available via a video visit.

“Our goal is to provide the same high-quality care for patients remotely as they have come to count on in our health centers,” said PPSLRSWMO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Colleen McNicholas. “We are meeting patients where they are not only during this pandemic, but from now on patients all across the region will be able to access trusted providers no matter where they live.”

Services that require a clinical exam are being seen in the health centers.

More information on the complete suite of telehealth options from Planned Parenthood can be found at https://www.ppslr.org/telehealth.

Planned Parenthood encourages everyone to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials to reduce their risk of getting any respiratory virus or spreading one to others. This includes washing your hands often with soap and water, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and practicing social distancing if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

The safety and health of patients, staff, and our broader communities remains our highest priority as our country faces an unprecedented public health crisis. Self-isolation and social distancing are ways we can care for ourselves and each other. Our health is connected, and we can all do our part to take care of ourselves, our health, and our community.

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