Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest announced Wednesday it will open a health center in Meridian at 2112 E. Franklin Road in late April.
The new Meridian health center will offer a full range of reproductive health care, including affordable access to birth control, well-woman visits, breast and cervical cancer screening, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, abortion services and comprehensive sexual health education and information.
According to Planned Parenthood, Idaho is ranked 22 out of 50 states in access to contraceptive services. Planned Parenthood says the new Meridian center will increase access to reproductive health care.
“We are really grateful that we’ll be able to see more patients who need affordable, quality health care in the expanding Treasure Valley community,” said Rebecca Poedy, chief operating officer at PPGNW, in a press release. “PPGNW determined that another health center was needed, in addition to our Boise center on State Street, to better serve patients seeking reproductive health care. With easy freeway access, the Meridian location will be much more convenient for clients who live in the southwestern part of the Treasure Valley.”
The Meridian center will initially be opened three days a week and will expand hours as needed. To make an appointment at any of PPGNW’s Idaho health centers call 1-800-230-PLAN or visit www.ppgnw.org.