Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI) announced a merger with Essential Health Clinic in western Wisconsin to protect and expand consumer access to community-based health. The merger will be official later in 2019.
Like any other health care provider organization, PPWI is always contemplating ways to enhance services and meet the unique needs of communities across the state. This includes monitoring and evaluating new opportunities to protect and expand access to health care.
Through the merger, Essential Health Clinic’s La Crosse, Sparta, and Blair health centers and staff will join with 21 PPWI health centers providing family planning services in Wisconsin. Through the availability of convenient online appointments, expanded center hours, and a growing menu of service options, PPWI looks forward to the ability to enhance area consumers’ health care experience.
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. is a non-profit health care provider serving 60,000 individuals annually at 21 health centers. Planned Parenthood provides the full range of comprehensive reproductive health care including well woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, birth control, and abortion care.
Essential Health Clinic helps create healthier lives and families by providing and advocating for sexual health and education. Essential Health Clinic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that was organized in 1972 and operates under Title X of the Public Health Services Act (The Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970). Funding to support programs and services is granted through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs, Great Rivers United Way, local foundations, donations, and client fees.
This was reported by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. on August 2, 2019.
Contact information: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., 302 North Jackson Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202; 414-271-8045; Website: www.plannedparenthood.org
Contact information: Essential Health Clinic, 1201 Caledonia Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603; 800-657-5177; Website: http://essentialclinic.org