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The new facility to offer bevy of health care services amid community partnerships.

COURTESY PHOTO: PLANNED PARENTHOOD COLUMBIA WILLAMETTE - The Elsie H. Hillman East Portland Health Center offers state-of-the-art facilities. Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette celebrated the grand opening of its newest health center Monday, June 8, at 14601 S.E. Division St., in the former site of Duke's Country Bar & Grill.

The Elsie H. Hillman East Portland Health Center will provide a full range of reproductive health services, community education and other needed resources.

"The COVID-19 pandemic created a growing urgency for increased access to essential health care in the region," said Board Chair Kevin Diaz.

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is the largest nonprofit provider of sexual and reproductive health care and youth education programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

COURTESY PHOTO: PLANNED PARENTHOOD COLUMBIA WILLAMETTE - The new Planned Parenthood Health Center will meet needs of East Multnomah County, Gresham.The new 9,100-square-foot site was identified based on research in response to health care demands and unmet needs of East Multnomah County, Gresham and surrounding communities. It will replace the Southeast Portland Health Center at 3231 S.E. 50th Ave., in Portland, which was the organization's busiest location and served more than 18,000 patients annually.

The center will feature an education and community space to host events with community partners in East Portland; signage in four languages; a large waiting area for patients equipped with Wi-Fi; light that simulates the outdoors; an individually controlled sound system in each of the 12 exam rooms; and rooftop solar panels that will target 80% of the building's electricity.

"The Rosewood Initiative is thrilled to welcome Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette to East Portland," said Jenny Glass, Rosewood executive director. "The new health center will be an important piece of equitable health care in our neighborhood."

The new health center offers services including:

• Low-cost birth control

• Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases

• Emergency contraception

• Annual visits

• Pap tests and breast/cervical cancer screenings

• Abortion care

• Miscarriage management

• Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, an HIV-prevention method

• Gender-affirming hormone care

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