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Local Planned Parenthood alternatives few and far between

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

If federal government decides to cut their share of the funding for the Women's Health Program on December 31st, this could be the end to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood provides service to about 40 percent of the 130,000 women enrolled in the Women's Health Program statewide.

The Planned Parenthood Association of Lubbock saw about 3,800 women last year.

Spokeswoman for Texas Health and Human Services Commission Stephanie Goodman said there are only about 50 Planned Parenthood clinics in the program and about 3,300 other providers.

"We still have plenty of other doctors and clinics around the state ready to serve those women, we just need to let the women know about all the other options out there that are available to them," Goodman said. 

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership lists of 211 providers in Lubbock County that accept the Women's Health Program.

After doing some research, we narrowed the list down. 

  1. Community Health Center of Lubbock – Yes, but not accepting new patients until January.
  2. Dr. Karen Scott with Physicians Network Services – Yes, but only for one thing a year. For example,pap smear, birth control, breast/cervical cancer screenings, STD treatment.
  3. Texas Tech University – Yes, but only covers annual Pap smear and birth control.
  4. Covenant Health – Yes, with certain restrictions.
  5. Grand Expectations – Yes, but only covers annual Pap smear and birth control.
  6. Parkridge Pregnancy Medical Clinic of Lubbock – Yes, but only pregnancy testing, ultrasound confirmation, STD treatment and counseling.
  7. Dr. Hook with Grace Clinic – Yes.
  8. Chatman Community Health Center – Yes, but not accepting new patients until December.
  9. Freedom Square Community Health Center – Yes, but only Pap smears.
  10. Parkway Community Health Center – Yes, annual Pap smears, birth control pills, referrals for breast cancer screenings and extra charge for STD treatment.  

 

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