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Celebrating 40 Years of PHC!

Primary Health Care turns 40 this year. Join us for a casual evening – at an outdoor, open-air space at Jasper Winery on Tuesday, October 5, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Family Planning Now Available in Ames

Family Planning Now Available in Ames

PHC Ames Medical Clinic now offers family planning services on a sliding fee scale including: Annual reproductive exams (all genders), Birth control & emergency contraception, Obstetrical and Gynecological Care, Pregnancy testing, Prenatal care, STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing and treatment, including HIV testing and treatment, and Title X Family Planning

Moving forward after losing everything

Moving forward after losing everything

On a cold February night this year, Sam* pulled his van into the PHC parking lot where it would remain parked for the next eight months. The air is cold, loss weighs heavy on his heart. His family and home are gone. He is living in a country where he doesn’t know much...

Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Thanksgiving is normally one of the busiest travel times of the year. Because of the pandemic, the CDC recommends that you limit your gathering to people that live in your household. While it may be tempting to gather with family after so much time apart, consider if...

Marketplace Open Enrollment Assistance

The open enrollment into health insurance plans for 2021 through the ACA Marketplace goes from November 1 through December 15. During this time, PHC will host enrollment assistance events in Des Moines, Marshalltown and Ames to help people navigate the confusing...

Blood Pressure in Diabetes

Blood Pressure in Diabetes

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for people with diabetes. Learn how to keep your blood pressure and blood sugar under control.

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