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Women's Health


 

Breast Feeding

 

Breastfeeding information and counseling is available at each health department in the district. Services include free manual breast pumps, and loan of electric breast pumps for qualified mothers. Call your local health department for more information.

 

 

The Every Woman's Life Program provides free screening for breast and cervical cancer for under-served women who are low-income and have no insurance or are under-insured.

The message of early detection for breast and cervical cancer saves lives. In Virginia, the Every Woman's Life Program is a community based cancer control effort that provides screening for women age 50-64 and women age 40-49 who are considered high risk. These women receive a free clinical breast exam, pelvic exam and Pap test, a mammogram, and education regarding breast and cervical health. If a woman is diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer we also help them to access treatment. This program encourages women to be a friend to themselves as well as to others by passing along the important message of earlydetection. The Every Woman's Life Program makes a real difference to real people.

You can obtain information regarding the Every Woman's Life Program by calling the Fredericksburg Health Department at 540-899-4142. Clients are screened at a site that is convenient for them. The screening sites are:

  • Fredericksburg Health Department
  • Caroline County Health Department
  • King George Health Department
  • Moss Free Clinic
  • Spotsylvania Health Department
  • Stafford Health Department

Health Department hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. To see actual clinic hours please select your local health department.

 

Family Planning

 

Each district health department clinic offers services to women interested in preconceptual planning or a method of birth control. Program offers complete gynecological services, including lab work, pelvic examination, pap smear and breast examination. Selected birth control methods are also provided. Please call for appointment.

 

Pregnancy Testing

 

Each district health department offers pregnancy testing. No appointment needed. Some fees may be applied. Please call your local health department for appointment.

 

Prenatal Care

 

Each district health department offers prenatal care for income eligible women. Fees are determined according to eligibility. (Words, words) Women deliver at Mary Washington Hospital or Medical College of Virginia. Some case management is offered by Public Health Nurses. Women with high risk conditions receive services at Mary Washington Hospital High Risk Clinic. Please call your local health department for more information.t offers pregnancy testing. No appointment needed. Some fees may be applied. Please call your local health department for appointment.


Last Updated: 07-02-2013

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