WOMEN'S HEALTH

The Women's Health program includes the following services: Family Planning, Perinatal Case Management, Pregnancy Related Services, Babies Born Healthy and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Family Planning services are designed to support families in planning and spacing their children and to improve the health of women so that with pregnancy the potential for a healthy outcome for the mother and child is improved.  Comprehensive health care services are provided to women requesting contraception, preconceptional counseling/appraisals, natural family planning, sterilization, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, nutritional counseling and numerous other services related to promoting the health of women.

Perinatal Case Management connects low-income pregnant women to health care providers for prenatal care, assists the expectant mother with obtaining the services of a pediatrician in preparation for delivery and follows an established plan with periodic reassessments to identify support services needed throughout the pregnancy.

Pregnancy Related Services provide follow-up health assessments and environmental evaluations for mothers and infants in the home after delivery.  The program is available to Medicaid eligible mothers and their infants and is designed to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and infant mortality.

Babies Born Healthy provides access to prenatal care for low-income pregnant women who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits.  The program connects the client to health care providers for prenatal and delivery services and covers the services of a pediatrician at the time of delivery.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening provides physical examinations, mammography and/or Pap smear screening and follow-up evaluations to a target population of women 40-64 years of age who meet the low-income financial criteria.