STAMFORD, Conn. – Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) recently celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art health center at 35 Sixth St., Stamford.
More than 75 supporters, staff and advocates of PPSNE gathered inside the Joan O. L. Tweedy Health Center on Feb.24 for the special celebration. PPSNE welcomed Joan O.L. Tweedy, for whom the center is dedicated, and her family, Stamford Mayor David R. Martin, friends, allies and others to the new center location. Judy Tabar, president and chief executive officer of PPSNE, welcomed guests and offered a thank you to everyone who helped make the new location possible.
“We are committed to ensuring the women, men and young people in the greater-Stamford area continue to have access to high-quality, affordable health care and information,” said Tabar. “Thanks to our extraordinary donors, and the hard work and collaboration of so many individuals, the new location went from a dream to a reality. We are excited to grow in Stamford and serve the community well into the future.”
The health center is centrally located to public transportation, has free on-site parking, has a dedicated space for education programs and events. For convenience, walk-ins, online and same-day appointments are available.
In 2015, the Stamford Health Center served more than 4,100 patients at the previous location, including more than 2,000 visits for contraception and 3,700 visits for STI tests. Eighty-six percent of the patients had low incomes, and 37 percent were uninsured.
“People in Stamford need your services and depend on your services,” said Martin. “Your services have saved lives.”
Planned Parenthood offers confidential services for women, men and young people, including STD/STI testing, HIV testing and counseling, all FDA approved birth control methods, pregnancy testing and counseling, emergency contraception and more.
The Stamford Health Center is open Monday, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click here or call 1 (800) 230-PLAN (7526) for more information or to make an appointment.
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