A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood says the organization is concerned that some women may not get the services they need when the Fond du Lac clinic closes this fall. Planned Parenthood announced last week the Fond du Lac family planning health center is closing September 25th due to state budget cuts.
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Tanya Atkinson says patients impacted by the closure will be referred to clinics in West Bend and Oshkosh. "It was a really, really tough decision for us," Atkinson told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program. "...its been here for 36 years serving the community." Atkinson says she’s concerned some of those patients may no longer receive the help and care they need. Atkinson says in addition to family planning the local center also caught and referred patients for unmanaged and undiagnosed chronic illnesses.