Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers provide affordable healthcare services including free, walk-in pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, prenatal care, contraception, STI testing and treatment and HIV testing and counseling to over 4,000 women, men and adolescents each year.
Family Planning Capacity Building Program supports primary care practices in ensuring that underserved patients are screened for contraceptive needs and have access to high-quality services, including a full range of contraceptive methods. PHS’ support to health centers includes quality improvement coaching, training, and technical assistance on service delivery as well as billing and administration to ensure sites maximize staff and financial resources to support these services.
In the summer of 2019, we made the difficult decision to turn away Title X Family Planning funding due to the federal government’s gag rule that would prevent our network from providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services. PHS was a direct grantee of the program, the only federal funding source dedicated solely to family planning, for nearly 40 years. PHS’ Title X program supported a network of 13 service sites that served New Yorkers each year, providing high-quality and comprehensive services for low-income or uninsured community members.