Planned Parenthood Northern California Opens New Flagship Health Center in San Francisco

Business Wire

Hirsch CEO and Hellman Foundation Executive Director, Susan Hirsch, was quoted in a recent article in the Business Wire about Planned Parenthood’s new fully donor-funded, state-of-the-art facility which offers low-cost services for all.

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planned Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal) will open the doors tomorrow to its brand new, state-of-the-art $22MM flagship health center that was funded entirely by more than 800 individual donations. Located at 1522 Bush Street near Van Ness Avenue, the San Francisco flagship health center is easily accessible via public transit. It offers access to a range of care, including wellness exams, birth control, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, gender-affirming care, and abortion. PPNorCal provides expert health care services to 78,000 people each year across 17 health centers.

PPNorCal began serving the San Francisco community in 2011 at 1650 Valencia Street, which is now permanently closed. With a vision of increased impact and innovation, the organization launched a five-year fundraising campaign from January 2015 to December 2019, despite multiple and elevated threats starting January 2017. This fundraising effort resulted in an impressive amount generated by a total of 877 individuals and organizations such as San Francisco’s Hellman Foundation. The project also received a broad range of community support.

“In the midst of a global health crisis, all of us at the Hellman Foundation are moved and inspired by Planned Parenthood Northern California’s commitment to making health care accessible for all,” says Susan Hirsch, Executive Director of the Hellman Foundation. “With the opening of the San Francisco flagship health center, Planned Parenthood Northern California will continue to set a national model for community rootedness, equity, and exceptional health care, education and advocacy. We are proud to be part of the community of donors that helped this vision come to life and we look forward to the expanded impact and leadership that Planned Parenthood Northern California will have in the years, decades, to come.”

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