Providing more than 100,000 patient visits annually, PPNYC
's health care centres offer sexual and reproductive health services, including gynecological care, birth control, cancer screening, pregnancy testing, abortion, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV prevention, testing and counseling, transgender hormone therapy and vasectomy.
Once the application is approved, PPNYC bills the state program, which will reimburse providers for care retroactively back to the date on which the application was filed.
In these states, the process begins much as it does at PPNYC. Clients calling to schedule an appointment are screened to determine whether they might be eligible, asked if they are interested in applying and, if so, given a list of the documentation they will need to bring to their visit.
Even as just a few miles away firemen and emergency rescue workers were digging through the rubble of the World Trade Center for victims of the terrorist attacks, PPNYC
was assuring women that while they were encouraged to make appointments, PPNYC
"will do our best to accommodate walk-ins."