In March, DNAInfo Queens reported that Planned Parenthood was setting up shop at 21-41 45th Road with a delivery date some time in 2015. We stopped by last week and saw that construction is already underway.
There were some other interesting tidbits from the DNAInfo article:1
Nearly 5,400 of the organization’s patients live in Queens but have to travel to other boroughs for care, the statement said. PPNYC expects about 17,500 patients annually at the new location. PPNYC says the need for its services in Queens is strong, with 1 in 5 women in the borough lacking health insurance. About 60 percent of pregnancies in the borough are unintended, and western Queens specifically has some of the city’s highest rates of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancies, according to the organization, they said.