The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region will receive a grant of $395,000 annually over the next three years to provide Title X Family Planning services at its health center, 2430 Poplar Ave.
These services include birth control and related health care, annual well-woman exams, cancer screenings and STD testing. Planned Parenthood in Memphis had provided these services under the Title X Family Planning Program for more than three decades until last year, when the Shelby County Health Department instead awarded the funding to Christ Community Health Services.
“This grant award means that Planned Parenthood will be able to resume providing essential health care services to the low income women and teens who depend us every day to help them plan their families,” Barry Chase, CEO of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, said in a statement Thursday, July 5. “It means our patients who qualify will be able to get the confidential, unbiased care they need from the provider they prefer and trust.”
Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, which provides public access to reproductive and related health care through clinic services, education, advocacy and community partnerships, serves 42 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas.