Health Services for Women and Men

Maternity Services: The health department has a public/private partnership with two private obstetricians in Danville and an obstetrical group in Lynchburg. This arrangement provides nearly all of the maternity and obstetrical care for Medicaid and indigent patients in the District. Upon enrollment to maternity services at the health department, the patient chooses one of the participating obstetricians. Routine pre-natal care, case management, postpartum care, newborn evaluations, home visitation and homemaker services are provided by the health department staff. Case consultation, management of high risk pregnancies, and deliveries are performed by the private sector obstetricians. There are childhood classes and a breastfeeding support group. Medicaid eligibility is done by an on-site eligibility worker.

Women’s Health Services/Family Planning: Services are provided on a sliding scale system. Day and limited evening clinics are available, and offer family-planning services to include birth control pills, condoms and other barrier methods, Norplants and Depo-provera. Services include screening for breast and cervical cancer, physical examination, counseling, birth control supplies, screening for STD and HIV, and case management of abnormal lab findings. Confidential service is provided.

Resource Mothers Program: This is a grant program, supported by community organizations and volunteers. Free services include a mentoring resource mother, home visitation, assistance with appointments, transportation, learned parenting skills, coordinating child care, coaching to complete school or obtain GED, job skill training and job placement. Service is offered to pregnant clients up to age 19 and first time mothers with a child less than one year old.

WIC Program: This is a free service nutritional supplement program for pregnant women and children under five years, which includes nutritional educational programs, case management for clients at nutritional risk, breastfeeding support group and food vouchers. Services are integrated into the maternity, pediatric, and immunization programs.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program: This grant program is supported by community organizations and volunteers, along with a partnership with Danville Regional Medical Center and Danville Imaging Center for free or reduced rates for screening mammograms. Volunteer training for speakers on breast and cervical cancer prevention is also available.

Communicable Disease Control: Weekly STD clinics in Danville and Pittsylvania County providing free examination and treatment. HIV testing is offered on a confidential and anonymous basis. Counseling Immunization and prophylaxis for foreign travel is also available. Adult immunizations, including influenza, are given on a flat fee rate. TB screening, case management for communicable diseases and HIV counseling and testing are also provided.

Personal Care/Homemaker Services: Services provided with third party payor or hourly flat fee. Services include hygiene, nutrition, ambulation, and light housekeeping.