Health Services Especially for Women

Family Planning Family planning clinics offer a broad range of FDA- approved contraceptive methods and related counseling; as well as breast and cervical cancer screening; pregnancy testing and counseling; screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs); HIV testing; and other patient education and referrals.

You may contact your local health department for service times and appointments.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program – A supplemental nutrition program and nutrition counseling. Services: Children 0-5 years of age, pregnant women, women until child is 6 months old, or up to 1 year if fully breast feeding. Provide financial assistance with food and formula. You may contact the local health department for more detailed information. Appointments required. Click here for eligibility requirements information.

(NOTE: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.)

Baby Care – Home visiting program for pregnant women and infants up to age 2. Assessments are done to determine needs. Appointments required. You may contact your local health department for service times and appointments.

Pregnancy Testing – Available with education, counseling and referrals. Call your local health department for times.

Every Women’s Life (EWL) – Program provides screenings for breast and cervical cancer, which includes mammogram, breast exams, and cervical cancers tests such as Pap and HPV testing. PAP, mammogram, breast exams, and cervical cancer tests. Must meet enrollment guidelines. Limited enrollment. Must be aged 40-64, or ages 18-39 with symptoms. Contact your local health department for more information. You may go to http://www.vahealth.org/ewl for more information.