Well Women’s services include pregnancy testing as well as counseling related to pre-conceptual issues, birth control measures including abstinence, and pregnancy. Common methods of birth control prescribed for our clients are “the pill”, Nuva Ring, and “Depo Provera” shots. Condoms are also available as an alternative to contraceptive drugs.
Clients requesting birth control medications receive a full physical examination by an experienced, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, along with the assistance of Registered nurses, including a pelvic exam, pap Smear, pregnancy test, if indicated, and a clinical breast exam during their initial visit to the health center.
Pregnancy testing is provided with referrals and education, depending on results of the test. Walk-ins welcome during office hours.
Show Me Healthy Women
Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) is a free breast and cervical cancer screening program for the state of Missouri. To qualify for a free breast and/or cervical cancer screening, women must meet certain age (35-64) requirements, income eligibility, and insurance guidelines (uninsured or underinsured. There are approximately 180 facilities throughout the state that provide these free cancer screenings.
For further information regarding the SMHW program, click here.
Clinics are held one to two times per month. For more information or to schedule an appointment give us a call at (573) 796-3412.