Planned Parenthood closing 3 Pennsylvania health centers

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Planned Parenthood is closing three clinics in Pennsylvania–two of which are in Adams and Franklin counties.

Planned Parenthood Keystone president and CEO Melissa Reed confirmed the closures of the Chambersburg, Gettysburg and Scranton centers in a statement released to FOX43 News.

Reed said the decision to close the centers was part of the organizations efforts to reduce the costs associated with running three sites in close proximity to other Planned Parenthood sites.

“This decision was made after careful analysis of where our patients live and seek medical care as well as an assessment of how best to ensure the longevity and strength of existing medical centers,” Reed said in the statement.

Here’s the full statement from Planned Parenthood Keystone:

“After careful consideration, Planned Parenthood Keystone has made the difficult strategic decision to consolidate health services by closing three centers located in Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and Scranton, to reduce the costs of duplication associated with running three sites in close proximity to others.”

“This decision was not made lightly. It resulted from careful analysis of where our patients live and seek medical care as well as an assessment of how best to ensure the longevity and strength of existing health centers, in order to offer the highest level of patient care for years to come.”
“The world of healthcare delivery is rapidly changing and new trends, like online medical services, make delivering high quality care more accessible to more people. While closing health centers is always a difficult decision, this particular action will allow Planned Parenthood Keystone to focus our medical expertise on fast tracking the development of online health services with the goal of returning to these communities to provide innovative, convenient, and quality healthcare in 2017.”
“Planned Parenthood Keystone has provided reproductive and sexual health services like annual exams, Pap tests, birth control, and STI testing and treatment to the communities of Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and Scranton for decades. Our commitment to these communities remains strong and we have every intention of making sure that we are able to continue to serve them for years to come, no matter what.”