Planned Parenthood opening new Sheboygan health center

Posted at 3:19 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 16:20:36-04

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- A new Planned Parenthood clinic is coming to Sheboygan. 

The new health center will offer access to the full range of Planned Parenthood's services, according to a news release. This includes three new services for patients in Sheboygan: Endometrial biopsy, early pregnancy complication services, and medication abortion.

The Sheboygan health center will be just the third in Wisconsin to offer abortion services, after clinics in Milwaukee and Madison.

“At Planned Parenthood, we believe part of having a healthy community is making sure everybody has access to the health care they need. With only two health centers in Wisconsin providing abortion services in Milwaukee and Madison, the addition of medication abortion services in the northeastern part of Wisconsin will improve timely access for women in need of early medical care," President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Wisconsin Tanya Atkinson said.

Other services available at the center include "breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, well woman check-ups, STD testing and treatment, testicular exams, honest sex education and health care referrals for prenatal care, adoption and cancer treatment," Planned Parenthood says.

Planned Parenthood has been working with members of the community since last August to pick the location - a newly-renovated lot at 909 S. Taylor Drive. The health center was entirely paid for by "the generous financial support of individuals throughout Wisconsin," according to a news release. 

“We are grateful to the community’s ongoing support and look forward to building on our commitment to help keep Sheboygan safe, healthy and strong," Atkinson added.

The new health center will open Monday, May 14.