Planned Parenthood to close central Richmond clinic, others

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Planned Parenthood to close central Richmond clinic, others
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Planned Parenthood is set to close three clinics in Northern California due to financial reasons — including the Richmond center at 340 Marina Way, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Locations in Vacaville and Pittsburg will also close by June 30, Miriam Gerace, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Northern California, told the newspaper.

California clinics “have been struggling for years with low reimbursement rates from the state Medi-Cal program,” says Gerace.

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health and general health care to uninsured and publicly insured patients, but has struggled to keep up given funding levels. And funding in the future is uncertain.

“The national organization has faced major defunding threats since President Donald Trump’s election, and could lose federal funding under the proposed American Health Care Act,” added the newspaper.

Read more here.

Planned Parenthood continues to serve from locations at 2970 Hilltop Mall Road in Richmond, as well as at 320 El Cerrito Plaza in El Cerrito.

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