Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Our Share the Plate partner for February is the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (PPLM). PPLM believes that all people have the right to health care. They are the nation’s leading provider for sexual health care. PPLM’s doors are open to everyone—regardless of insurance status, immigration status, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. They believe that all people deserve high-quality, affordable health care and accurate sexual health education and information, no matter who they are. They believe that positive, factual communication can help young people make healthier and better-informed decisions related to sexuality. That communication needs to include information about where and how to access sexual health services. PPLM has multiple health centers across Massachusetts (including Boston, Worcester, Fitchburg, Marlborough and Springfield) offering convenient hours including evening and Saturday hours. Most of the time, appointments are available within a few days. They also offer walk-in service, based on availability and provide services in English and Spanish, with interpretation available for other languages.

Their highly trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and health center staff provide a confidential, compassionate environment and take the time to listen to patient needs. Our services include: routine gynecological care including pelvic exams, Pap tests, and breast cancer screenings; abnormal Pap Test Management including colposcopy and LEEP procedures; Birth Control Options Counseling including the pill, patch, ring, and Long Acting Birth Control IUD and implant; Pregnancy Testing, counseling and referrals for adoption and prenatal resources; Medication and surgical abortion; and Testing and Treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
They accept most insurance plans, including MassHealth. For those who do not have insurance or need help paying for health care, they offer a sliding fee scale.