State to shut down Wilmington reproductive health clinic

    State officials in Delaware have decided to shut down the Northeast State Service Center in Wilmington because the sexual and reproductive health clinic is just one many in the area providing the same type of service.

    The state made the decision a couple weeks ago to close the center Aug. 10. Two of the three full-time employees have left, and the clinic serves an average of only six patients a day.

    According to a Wilmington News Journal report, the last full-time employee will be transferred to another state center. The clinic was costing the state about $184,000 annually for services like pregnancy testing, physical exams, birth control education, counseling, HPV vaccinations, Pap tests, breast exams and STD screenings.

    There are eight similar clinics within a two-mile radius.

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