BY Greg Jensen, interim liaison to Options Health.
While at the Options Health - Walk For Life walkathon on Saturday 5/20, I had the chance to chat with Blayne Wittig, the Executive Director, and she shared the following update.
They now have official approval to occupy their brand new ministry and health center on E. Leland Road in Pittsburg. Praise God! On Sunday 5/21 they moved most of things over from their existing site on Clayton Road. It’s been a long and challenging journey to this point — to raise the funding, purchase the property, and perform the extensive renovations required.
However they are still waiting for the state of California to grant their license to operate in the new location. (It’s not transferable.)
Once operational, they will have double their previous site’s capacity! Their expanded services at the new sight includes two separate exam rooms each with its own ultrasound equipment for the care of pregnant women and their babies. Praise God! He is on the move!
Excerpts from their website:
WHO WE ARE
Options Health is a non-profit organization providing no-cost professional healthcare, education, and support services to individuals and their families in the areas of pregnancy, sexual health, and parenting. We offer safe, confidential, and non-judgmental care, regardless of what pregnancy decision is made.
In the US, youth ages 15-25 account for almost 1/2 of the 20 million new STDs reported each year. Today, 1 out of every 4 women in the US will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old and 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned.
At Options Health, our programs and services provide the education, support, and compassion that women, men and teens need to make life-affirming choices.
— Medical Grade Pregnancy Testing
— STD Testing and Diagnosis for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
— Pregnancy Consultation and Options Counseling
— Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
— Mobile Medical Clinic
— Parenting Program offering classes, mentorship, and material assistance
— Fatherhood Program offering skill building classes and mentorship
— Sexual Health Education Program for teens and their parents
— Abortion Aftercare Program offering compassionate care for those seeking healing and restoration after an abortion
73% of those considering abortion chose life for their baby at Options Health as a result of our programs and services.
No insurance? No problem. All services at Options Health are offered at no cost and without any insurance qualifications or income requirements.
Because our services are free, Options Health does not profit from any decision you make regarding your pregnancy or sexual health.
Many health clinics book several days or weeks out. At Options Health, you can typically be seen on the same day. Walk-ins are welcome
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