January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
Anyone with a cervix is at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in people over age 30. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus that is passed from one person to another during sex. At least half of sexually active people will have HPV at some point in their lives, but few will get cervical cancer.
Are you worried about the cost? CDC offers free or low-cost cervical cancer screening tests. Find out if you qualify. Contact your PHC Medical Clinic if you have questions or to schedule your screening!
Empowering Pregnancy Joining Forces for Group Prenatal Care and Shared ExperiencesWhen: Where: How:Starting March 2024, Primary Health Care's Midwifery & Women's Health program will offer group prenatal visits for expecting mothers. Participants will receive...
Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women? According to breastcancer.org, about 30% of all newly diagnosed cancers in women each year are breast cancer. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, PHC is striving to raise...
World Contraception Day takes place on September 26 every year. The campaign’s mission is to raise awareness about contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their reproductive health! With that in mind, PHC’s Family Planning Program Manager,...
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
Congratulations! Learn what to expect at your prenatal appointments during your first, second and third trimesters at Primary Health Care.
There is a lot of information out there about what to eat during pregnancy. Our prenatal care providers shared their recommendations and guidelines for expecting moms.