Health Services Especially for Women

The CDC has some recommendations for women who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or who are breastfeeding.

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. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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

Every Woman’s Life (EWL) – Program provides screenings for breast and cervical cancer, which includes mammogram, breast exams, and cervical cancer tests such as Pap and HPV. 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.

Shelton Joins West Piedmont

We are excited to welcome Kay Shelton
to the West Piedmont family! As Women’s
Health and Family Nurse Practitioner,
she will help the district expand and
enhance access to critical public health
services. Learn more about Kay.