Q: Are you still open and seeing patients?
Yes, Planned Parenthood is open and seeing patients. We are operating under our normal schedule. We see patients who are insured or not insured, including Medicaid. We are doing everything we can to continue to provide affordable health care for our patients. You can make an appointment online or by phone at 1-800-230-7526.
Q. Can I get low- or no-cost services at Planned Parenthood now?
Beginning October 14, we will start a new fee schedule and will work with you on a payment plan to get the health care you need.
Q. What does the "gag rule" mean?
The Gag Rule bans health care providers from giving patients referrals for abortions. Planned Parenthood believes patients should get full information about ALL of their pregnancy options. The Gag Rule keeps patients from getting the best comprehensive health care possible. At Planned Parenthood, we believe everyone, regardless of their race, their income, who they love, or where they live, deserves the best medical care and information available. We believe it is wrong to keep information from our patients, and that is why the Trump administration has forced us out of the Title X program. Everyone has the right to full information about their health care options, and it is important to us to ensure our patients receive the best care and information available.
Q. Do you think you will be open in the future?
Yes, we will do whatever we can to take care of our patients — as we have done for 50 years here in Utah. If anything changes, we will notify you and update our website so you can get the information and care you need.
Q. I rely on Title X services/get reduced fees based on my income/get free services/use the sliding fee scale/get discounted fees for teens, can I still come to Planned Parenthood?
- Yes, Planned Parenthood is open and seeing patients. We see patients who are insured or not insured, including patients insured through Medicaid.
- Title X, the government program that reduces costs for services, is no longer available to Planned Parenthood patients because of a new rule from the Trump Administration. We understand that this is frustrating and upsetting, and we intend to do whatever we can to take care of our patients -- as we have for nearly 50 years. We have implemented a new sliding fee scale and are asking patients to pay a minimum $10 co-pay. But we will not turn any patients away.
- We’re fighting this rule change to protect our patients. Visit www.protectx.org to find out ways you can help.
Q. But I see on the news that all these people are donating money to Planned Parenthood to pay for services, so why do I have to pay — can’t I use that money?
We’re very fortunate to have more supporters than ever before, which goes to show that Utahns stand with Planned Parenthood and our patients. We’ve gotten many private donations recently, and while that helps, they can’t fully replace a federal program like Title X. However, we continue to offer any discounts we can and are still the most affordable reproductive health care provider in Utah.
Q. Where can I find another provider where I can get free/reduced cost care?
There are no other Title X providers in Utah. Planned Parenthood is still the most affordable reproductive health care provider in Utah. You are always welcome at your local Planned Parenthood health center for quality, expert care. We understand how difficult this may be, and we’ll try to work to make your health care accessible and affordable. We want to continue to care for you.
Q. What can I do about this?
- We’re fighting this rule to protect our patients and get it reversed. If you’d like to help us do that, you can visit www.protectx.org to find out ways you can take action.
- Sign up as an Ambassador at ppacutah.org.
- Use your insurance at Planned Parenthood.
- Pay a little extra if you are able to.
- Donate at ppau.org/donate.
Q: I have Medicaid (or state Medicaid) can I still come to Planned Parenthood?
Yes. Planned Parenthood sees patients who are insured or not. You can come for care at our health center with your medicaid plan.