High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

In 2013, your support allowed us to provide expert care to more than 89,000 women, men, and teens in our 28 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington.

Primary Visit Purpose

Section 2.1_CS primary visit purpose

37% Family Planning

The biggest part of our work at Planned Parenthood, not surprisingly, is helping local women and men plan when they’re ready to become parents. We do this by making the resources and information that people need to plan their families readily available and affordable. While the only visits counted as ‘family planning’ for the purposes of this chart are those where patients got access to some form of birth control, in a way all of our services – from our education programs for young people to our gestational dating ultrasounds for expectant parents – are about helping people in our community become parents when (and only when) they are ready.

28% HIV/STD Testing & Treatment

Frequent testing and affordable treatment are the keys to stopping the spread of sexually transmitted infections in our communities. Coupled with the factual, practical education our staff are trained to provide, these services give local patients the tools they need to protect themselves, and their partners.

19% Annual Exams & Cancer Screenings

Routine gynecological exams and clinical cancer screenings are among the most basic health services we provide – but they have the potential to save lives. By ensuring that all people have access to the kind of preventive care that can detect health conditions – even serious ones – in their early and more easily treatable stages, you’re helping us keep local communities healthy.

8% Abortions

While media headlines about Planned Parenthood often focus on our abortion services – to the exclusion of all else – abortion is just a small part of what we do every day in local communities. Nonetheless, continuing to provide these services is vitally important – as new and ever more draconian abortion restrictions become law across the country, your support of Planned Parenthood ensures that women will always have a choice.

Interested in supporting abortion services for women in Northwest communities? Ask us about our Abortion Access Fund.

8% Pregnancy Testing

It may not seem like much, but providing low-cost pregnancy testing and gestational dating (i.e. telling a patient how far along they are) remains a crucial service for the women we see. For our patients who are ready to become parents, a professionally administered pregnancy test is the first step toward additional referrals, pre-natal care, and motherhood. For patients who aren’t ready to become parents, a positive pregnancy test is the beginning of an open and honest conversation about their options.

By the numbers

By the numbers

Our services are making an impact

Abortion rates in the Northwest are at historic lows – a direct result of increasing access to birth control and factual sex education.

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# of abortions per 1,000 women age 15-44
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Expanding Our Reach

Your support also allowed us to expand our health center operations in two underserved Northwest communities – Tacoma, WA and Meridian, ID. These new health centers will allow us to serve even more of the women and men who need Planned Parenthood! In Tacoma and Meridian, your support allowed us to purpose-build health centers that are perfectly suited to the needs of their communities.

We provide expert clinical training

The care we provide at Planned Parenthood isn’t just affordable – it’s also state-of-the-art. Our providers are experts in the fields of gynecology and reproductive health, and are happy to share their expertise with other local providers. That’s why we conduct regular certification courses for medical professionals – by working together, we can ensure a higher quality of care is available to ALL women.

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We provide expert clinical training

The care we provide at Planned Parenthood isn’t just affordable – it’s also state-of-the-art. Our providers are experts in the fields of gynecology and reproductive health, and are happy to share their expertise with other local providers. That’s why we conduct regular certification courses for medical professionals – by working together, we can ensure a higher quality of care is available to ALL women.

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Our patient. Her story.

“Planned Parenthood never told me to have a baby, and they never told me to have an abortion either. They educated me and told me everything I needed to know to make the best decision for me. I never felt pressured, guilty or shy about my situation – or my decision –because of Planned Parenthood. They gave me every single piece of vital information I could’ve asked for.

However, before making a decision I had a miscarriage. It was hard, and sad, and the doctors and nurses at the emergency room at my local hospital didn’t seem to understand. After spending five hours in the emergency room they just handed me a piece of paper and sent me on my way.

When I walked into the Planned Parenthood office it was a different atmosphere – they didn’t brush me off like I was just another patient. The doctors there discussed with me what I had gone through, physically and emotionally. They heard and understood me. They let me know I wasn’t alone.”

 –Daisy, a PPGNW patient

Our patient. Her story.

“Planned Parenthood never told me to have a baby, and they never told me to have an abortion either. They educated me and told me everything I needed to know to make the best decision for me. I never felt pressured, guilty or shy about my situation – or my decision –because of Planned Parenthood. They gave me every single piece of vital information I could’ve asked for.

However, before making a decision I had a miscarriage. It was hard, and sad, and the doctors and nurses at the emergency room at my local hospital didn’t seem to understand. After spending five hours in the emergency room they just handed me a piece of paper and sent me on my way.

When I walked into the Planned Parenthood office it was a different atmosphere – they didn’t brush me off like I was just another patient. The doctors there discussed with me what I had gone through, physically and emotionally. They heard and understood me. They let me know I wasn’t alone.”

 –Daisy, a PPGNW patient