Here’s where to find reproductive health resources in Syracuse
A draft opinion leaked Monday confirmed that the U.S. Supreme Court had voted to overturn its decision in Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right of access to abortion with some provision for state regulation beyond the third trimester.
According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, 29 states have laws that do not protect the right to access abortion or directly prevent people from accessing abortion if Roe v. Wade is canceled.
However, if the decision is overturned, access to abortion will still be protected under New York State reproductive health law. The Daily Orange has compiled a list of reproductive health resources available at Syracuse University and the city of Syracuse.
The Barnes Center at The Arch
At SU, the Barnes Center at The Arch provides contraceptive management care, pregnancy counseling, pregnancy testing, prevention counseling, sexual and reproductive health screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections as well as gender affirmation care.
Appointments for this care can be scheduled by calling the Barnes Center at 315-443-8000.
For discreet access to external and internal condoms, students can place a delivery order through Safer Sex Express.
Family Planning Syracuse
Planned Parenthood Syracuse Health Center, located at 1120 E Genesee Street, offers abortion services, birth control, HIV services, men’s health care, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, primary care, sexually transmitted disease testing, treatments and vaccines, transgender hormone therapy and health care.
Patients can access telehealth options for all health care services in addition to abortions. Transgender hormone treatment is only available through telehealth.
Those without insurance or Medicaid may be eligible for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale, according to Planned Parenthood’s webpage. People can provide a birth certificate, pay stub, photo ID, or proof of address if they have such documents.
Planned Parenthood also accepts several insurers such as Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, NY Medicare and NY Medicaid. A full list is available on the Planned Parenthood website. If a person’s provider is not listed, they can contact Planned Parenthood at 866-600-6886.
To make an appointment with Planned Parenthood, call 866-600-6886 or book an appointment on the center’s webpage. Health center staff can also answer questions over the phone.
Megan Thompson | Design Editor
Vera House is a Syracuse-based organization committed to preventing, responding to, and ending domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse.
The organization’s victim advocates provide round-the-clock support at Onondaga County hospitals and police stations helping survivors through medical screenings and the reporting process if they choose to report their assault. to the police.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners see patients at Syracuse area hospitals and can perform physical exams, collect forensic evidence, and perform tests for STIs and pregnancy.
Vera House can be reached anytime at 315-468-3260 or by TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing during regular business hours at 315-484-7263.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline can be reached at 1-800-656-4673 and calls will automatically be routed to the nearest Rape Crisis Center.
Published on May 5, 2022 at 00:31