The Campaign for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is a call to action for those who support reproductive freedom and high-quality health care and believe in access for all to safe non-judgmental care. No matter what.
In 2018, we launched The Campaign for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood: A Place for Everyone, to relocate our Troy and Hudson Health Centers, and establish a Patient Access fund to give us the means to be prepared to ensure seamless health care access for our patients, no matter what. Through this campaign, we will raise $7.2 million to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality health care in facilities that welcome our patients with warmth and respect.
Welcoming Facilities: In 2017, UHPP received a $2.2 million healthcare transformation grant from the New York State Department of Health. This grant has covered the bulk of the funding needed to relocate our Hudson and Troy health centers. We opened our larger and more centrally located Hudson Health Center to patients in February 2019 and have already seen a 25% increase in patient visits. The new Hudson Health Center houses a reception area, a waiting area, four patient exam rooms, a recovery room, wellness counseling offices, and a shared teen space and community room.
Below is the new Hudson health center:
UHPP signed a lease and began construction on the Troy Planned Parenthood, the Opalka Family Center for Reproductive Health and Education set to open at 120 Hoosick Street in Fall 2020.
Patient Access Fund: More than half of our patients live at or below the poverty line and are covered by Medicaid. We offer the care these patients need, many times as the only provider in their area. Medicaid then reimburses UHPP for those services. There is an ongoing effort at the National level to block Planned Parenthood from Medicaid reimbursement. This provision has been added to several bills but has been removed before approval. We do not know when this will happen, and we can’t know exactly what the financial impact will be, but we need to be prepared.
Conclusion: Since the launch of our campaign, we have been humbled by the incredible generosity in our community. We know all people deserve a safe space for open and honest information and discussion about what is happening to their bodies, their relationships, and what they want for their futures. UHPP will always provide that, no matter what. We look forward to partnering with our supporters on this exciting and vital venture.Support the campaign
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