Abortion, ‘gender-affirming hormone care’ on tap at former honky tonk
Oct 22, 2019
KXL.com – Portland, Ore. – A popular country music bar in Southeast Portland is about to be transformed into a brand new Planned Parenthood heath center. Officials recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction beginning at the old site of Duke’s Bar and Grill on 146th and Division. The new Planned Parenthood clinic is set to open in the Spring of next year. Officials say it will help serve the demands and unmet needs of East Multnomah County.
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) held a small groundbreaking on October 3 to celebrate the construction of its newest health center at 14601 SE Division St., previously Duke’s Country Bar & Grill.
PPCW is the largest nonprofit provider of sexual and reproductive health care and youth education programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The new Elsie H. Hillman East Portland Health Center is scheduled to open in late spring 2020. The 9,100-square-foot site was identified based on research in response to healthcare demands and unmet needs of East Multnomah County, Gresham and surrounding communities.
It will replace the Southeast Portland Health Center at 3231 SE 50th Ave., which is PPCW’s busiest location and provides more than 18,000 patient visits annually.
The state-of-the-art new health center will feature an education and community space to host events with community partners in East Portland; 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 percent of the building’s electricity …
The new health center will offer high-quality, low-cost preventive sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including:
- Low-cost birth control
- STD testing and treatment
- Emergency contraception
- Annual visits
- Pap tests and breast/cervical cancer screenings
- Abortion care
- Miscarriage management
- Gender-affirming hormone care