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Women’s Health Services

Men and women are different. Don’t you think their health care should be different, too?

At Erie, we offer comprehensive health care services for every phase of a woman’s life — from pregnancy to menopause.

  • Basic infertility treatment
  • Breast and cervical cancer screenings
  • Cervical cancer screenings (pap smears)
  • Chronic gynecological issues
  • Diagnostic testing (colposcopies and LEEPS)
  • Family planning
    • Contraceptive decision making support
    • Low cost contraception
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Mammogram referrals
  • Menopause management
  • Physical exams
  • STI testing and treatment

Patient Programs for Women

Female patients of Erie can also benefit from the following free wellness and support programs.
  • This is an initiative that provides free women’s health exams to uninsured and underinsured women. The program processes all mammogram referrals (screening and diagnostic) at Erie. The team also provides on-going education through community events, as well as Spanish language breast cancer support groups at Erie’s West Town and Humboldt Park

  • Centering Pregnancy is a group appointment for pregnant women. It gives women a chance to discuss pregnancy and birth through prenatal education and group support at each visit, as well as have a prenatal checkup.

  • When a patient is enrolled, a case manager will complete screenings, offer resources as needed (housing, car seat, etc.) and conduct home visits. Transportation assistance (transit cards) may be provided for medical and related appointments as well.

  • The women’s health educator can discuss a variety of chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, etc. Nutrition, meal planning, and physical activity is also discussed. Women’s health educators can also verify pregnancy and provide prenatal counseling. The health educator will connect the patient with other health promotion programming.

     

  • The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Women’s health services are available at these Erie Family Health Center locations.