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Planned Parenthood of Illinois expands Orland Park health center
--From a press release
2024-03-26

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. - Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announces the expansion of its existing Orland Park Health Center at 14470 S. LaGrange Rd., Suite 106. The 1,800-square-foot expansion is projected to increase sexual and reproductive care by 50% annually.

"Planned Parenthood of Illinois is here to serve our communities. Today marks another victory for health equity as we continue to expand and serve our communities by increasing access to essential sexual and reproductive care, including abortion and gender-affirming care" said President and CEO of PPIL, Jennifer Welch. "As sexual and reproductive health is under attack, it is important to remember that abortion and gender-affirming care remain safe and legal in the state of Illinois and that we will continue to provide care to patients regardless of their zip code."PPIL Expands Orland Park Health Center Increasing Access for Patients By 50%

The health center expansion features state-of-the-art equipment updates including four examination rooms, one education room, a large office space, a lab, and double the waiting room space.

"When people's access to health care is under attack around the country, it's reassuring to see Planned Parenthood expanding access for our area to deliver a welcoming environment for all who need it," said State Senator Bill Cunningham. "Illinois is a state where health care rights will continue to be protected, and investments like these are necessary to keep it that way."

Last year, the Orland Park Health Center served a diverse group of over 3,000 patients. The expansion allows PPIL to support more patients in the Orland Park Community, Illinois residents, and those traveling from other states.

"This opening reflects our shared commitment to expanding health care access and ensuring every individual receives the quality care they deserve," said State Representative Mary Gill. "Our community is going to benefit greatly from this health center, and I appreciate the investment and advocacy from Planned Parenthood of Illinois to make it a reality."

PPIL continues to take active measures to meet the increased demand for care across Illinois and neighboring states. The Orland Park Health Center offers comprehensive reproductive health care services such as cancer screenings, birth control, STI testing and treatment, gender-affirming health care, HIV testing and treatment, and medication abortion. For complete information and locations, visit PPIL.org .


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