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Court Square: Construction of Planned Parenthood Center scheduled to begin next month

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21-45 45th Road, Court Square

March 31, 2014 By Michael Florio

Court Square, NY: Planned Parenthood of New York is scheduled to start construction on a new health care center, representing its first center in Queens.

The center will be located in Court Square, at 21-45 45th Road, and is expected to open in 2015.

Planned Parenthood is opening the Court Square facility since many women who live in Queens often have to travel to other boroughs to receive treatment. Queens is the only borough in New York without a Planned Parenthood facility at present.

Planned Parenthood anticipates that it will serve 17,500 patients a year at its Court Square facility. The center, like all others, will provide breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, abortions and routine gynecological care.

“The new health center will strengthen our ability to provide Queens residents with the essential reproductive health care services they need,” said Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood in a statement.

Planned Parenthood estimates that one in five women in Queens do not have health insurance, based on the latest census figures.

“I’m thrilled that Planned Parenthood of New York City is opening a health center in the borough,” said Sheila Lewandowski of The Chocolate Factory Theater and LIC Business Women. “The success of too many women—and families—in our community is hampered by a lack of affordable, quality health care.”
 

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Mel

Yay! About time! Cervical cancer and breast
cancer screenings at an affordable
Rate will save lives!

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oar

Actually M, this block is not all residential. The site of Planned Parenthood was a hardware/lumber/home building store. Also on that street is a TV studio where they film a bunch of those cooking shows, a theater, and a construction company. Court Square Diner is on the corner as well as other commercial businesses under the train.

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Kramden's Delicious Marshall

Maybe there are no Planned Barrenhood, I mean Parenthood, clinics in Queens, but there are plenty of other abortuaries in Queens to have your unborn dismembered and tossed in an incinerator or dumpster.

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M

NOT in a residential neighborhood on a RESIDENTIAL street with only houses and apartments next to it and across from it!!!

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svjo

Finally !, although people within their ignorance think planned parenthood is only an abortion clinic (FYI those procedures are only perform in Manhattan), I have encounter in them the best choice for female gynecologic care. It is affordable with anual ex under 200$ and birth control methods starting at 40$, also all the physicians are women, which makes the center even more comfortable. Definitely needed for queens

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