Women living in rural and non-metropolitan areas are less likely to receive reproductive health services than those in urban communities. Many individuals face insurmountable barriers to care, a fact intensified by our current political, public health, and financial crises. Plan A mobile clinics bring care directly to rural and underserved communities with an emphasis on improving sexual and reproductive health. We serve all people, regardless of insurance status, income, or location, and ensure access to affordable, quality, and compassionate care. Our care is patient-centered and guided by the principles of reproductive justice. Plan A mobile clinics address two of the major barriers to care - distance and cost - by bringing the care into health care deserts. We provide comprehensive contraception options, pap smears, HIV testing, STI testing, and primary care screenings for free to all patients.
We currently have the funds to buy a mobile unit for the Delta project - a bus with 2 OB-GYN exam rooms, a bathroom, a lab space, and an intake area, all ADA accessible. We need to raise an additional $150,000 to fund the program side of this project. 100% of donations go to support direct care programming - your donation will go to pay community health workers and nurses on the clinic, buy supplies for medical care, support education programs, and more. No overhead, no administrative costs: your donation goes directly to support our programs.
The Plan A team pulls together experts in mobile clinics, policy, reproductive justice, social determinants of health, women's health, and more. You can learn more about us at planahealth.org.
Thank you for considering supporting this project. With your help, we can ensure that community members have access to the vital, compassionate care that they deserve.
The state of health in Mississippi: Our first clinic is focused on the Mississippi Delta, a region with one of highest rates of poverty, unemployment, and uninsured in the country. More than 60% of pregnancies in the Mississippi Delta are unintended, 20% higher than the rate in the rest of the country. Rates of teen pregnancy are more than 50% higher in Mississippi than the rest of the nation. The state's publicly-supported family planning centers are unable to meet 61% of women's need for contraceptive services. Less than half of the state's counties have practicing OB-GYNs. Providers are also legally permitted to refuse patients services related to contraception. Mississippi also has the highest rate of gonorrhea in the United States (the #3 highest rate of STIs overall) and rising rates of HIV diagnosis in some counties.