BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
All women, especially those who are sexually active, should have an annual well woman exam. A well woman exam consists of an overall physical exam, breast exams starting at age 25 and a Pap smear every three years starting at age 21. Education will be provided based on individual patient risk factors.
Eighty-five percent of women who do not use contraceptives during vaginal intercourse become pregnant each year. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned- almost three million pregnancies annually. The only guarantee against pregnancy is not having vaginal intercourse. Contraceptive methods can greatly reduce your pregnancy risk during vaginal intercourse. For those under 18, parental consent is not required.
Three Rivers Health offers the following methods of birth control:
- Natural family planning
- Birth control pills
- Nuva rings
- Depo-Provera injections
- Nexplanon implants
- Mirena and Paragard intrauterine devices
Appointments for birth control or pregnancy testing can be made by contacting your local Health Department.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
Knowing your STI status is a critical step to stopping STI transmission. Parental consent is not necessary for testing and treatment of STIs. We offer confidential testing and treatment of the following STDs
- HPV (Genital warts)
- Yeast and other vaginal infections
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
We also offer PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) the daily medication that can prevent you from getting HIV if you are at risk. Call Gloucester health department at 804-693-2445 to see if PrEP is right for you. You may be eligible for free services.
For more information about PrEP visit PrEP – CDC
Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation and public health epidemic. It occurs every day, in every corner of the world. It disrupts our ability to live healthy, productive lives. As of 2016, 1 in 4 US women has experienced violence from a partner at some point in her life.
At Three Rivers we want each patient to experience healthy relationships as characterized by kindness, mutual respect, and supportive decision making. If you are in a relationship with a partner you fear, or who hurts and/or threatens you, talk to your health care provider about local resources for guidance, assistance, and support.
For Help 24 Hours a Day Call:
Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
|Penny Snyder-Morris, CFNP
Westmoreland County Health Department
804-493-1124 EXT 18
|Candice Parkins, WHNP
Gloucester County Health Department
804-693-2445 EXT 2503