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Tuesday, December 01, 2015 This Week's Paper
Planned Parenthood re-locates Health Center in Tacoma

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) has moved its Tacoma health center to a new location at 1515 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, just six blocks east of the old location. The new health center opened last week.
“We are extremely pleased to be opening our new facility in Tacoma,” said Chris Charbonneau, CEO of PPGNW. “The new health center is more spacious and we’ll be able to serve more clients who need affordable, quality health care in Tacoma and Pierce County. It’s a busy health center and we’re committed to providing the best care for the women and men in our community.”
The new facility has been completely remodeled and updated to provide quality and efficient medical care for our Tacoma clients. Unlike PPGNW’s older facility, the new health center has a light and airy feel, and ample parking to better accommodate clients.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading reproductive health care advocate and provider and has been delivering essential women’s health care in Tacoma since 1972. One in five women will come to Planned Parenthood at some point in her life and rely on the high-quality health care she receives there.
The new health center will continue to offer a full range of high-quality reproductive health care, including affordable access to birth control, well-woman visits, breast and cervical cancer screening, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, abortion services, and comprehensive sexual health education and information.
PPGNW will offer a seamless transition to the new location and clients will have no lapse in service. Hours of operation will remain the same -- Monday through Saturday.
The new Tacoma health center is part of a larger plan to expand access to health care for Pierce County clients as national health care reform is implemented. Planned Parenthood is preparing for increased numbers of clients as more individuals obtain health insurance and are able to access reproductive health services.
The Tacoma health center will be open six days a week – Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment at any of PPGNW’s health centers, call 1(800) 230-PLAN or visit

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