Mission: As the most trusted provider of reproductive health care, we promote the ability of all individuals to lead fulfilled lives, build healthy families, and make informed decisions, through high quality health services, education and advocacy.
Programs: For many women, men and teens, one of our planned parenthood health centers is the only place they can receive low or no-cost reproductive health services. We offer services at five health centers located in the communities of santa barbara, santa maria, thousand oaks, ventura and san luis obispo. All of our health centers are licensed by the state of california. Over 90% of the services we offer to our communities are preventive services that help women, families and communities stay healthy. Every day, bi-lingual, culturally competent staff provide lifesaving cancer screenings, breast health care, well woman exams, birth control, sti testing and treatment and much more. Refer to schedule o. Last year we provided medical services to 35,742 patients through 65,223 medical visits.
planned parenthood is a reliable source of sexual health information. We provide families with the tools they need to communicate about making healthy decisions. The comprehensive medically accurate, age appropriate sexuality health education we provide in english and spanish in school and community settings helps young people make responsible decisions. Sexuality health education is a commonsense solution to reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
planned parenthood is dedicated to supporting and defending public policies that protect women's health and reproductive rights. We educate lawmakers on local, state and federal levels about the impact such policies have in creating healthy communities and fight for critical health care funding for all.