Planned Parenthood’s mobile app brings birth control pills to the patients’ doorsteps


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NEW YORK — Planned Parenthood affiliates in New York State have announced the launch of Planned Parenthood Direct, a mobile app that allows New Yorkers to receive birth control pills and UTI treatment through their phones.

Planned Parenthood of New York City will provide the PP Direct care for the entire state.

“Planned Parenthood Direct offers the same high-quality health care that people have trusted Planned Parenthood to provide for over 100 years,” Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, said in a statement. “With this app, our patients can use their smartphones to connect with a health care professional and complete a transaction remotely – just like with online shopping. As online health care delivery evolves, we will continue to evolve with it to better support our patients and communities.”

Patients can now download the app, create an account and complete an online health assessment.

Patients can request services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Within one business day, patients will hear back from a clinician and, if eligible, either pick up medication at their local pharmacy or receive it via mail order.

Many people across New York state have trouble accessing sexual and reproductive health services, and the launch of PP Direct signifies a critical stride in the future of health care access in New York.

The PP Direct app is available via the App store or Google Play or Google App or via the Planned Parenthood Direct website.

For more information, contact Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley Communications Manager Lacey Seidman at 845-204-4768.



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