For the last two years, Oakland has been without its own Planned Parenthood, which meant patients had to trek to Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, or San Francisco in order to receive care. But trek no more — Planned Parenthood has opened its doors in Oakland again.
The West Oakland clinic will offer the usual: pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, birth control, and emergency contraception. However, it will not provide abortions, which should keep those rabid protesters at bay. Instead, the new clinic will offer abortion referrals to other Mar Monte locations. And, like all Planned Parenthood locations, this one will serve patients with and without insurance coverage.
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