Midwifery & Women’s Health

We provide care for women of all ages, through all stages of life.

  • Annual exams & routine screenings
  • Birth control & Family planning
  • Health education & nutrition guidance
  • Menopausal care
  • Screening & treatment for STDs
  • Prenatal & postpartum care
  • Mental health well-being
  • Labor & delivery (available at select hospitals)
  • Lactation support
  • Free or discounted birth control is available at some PHC clinics, based on income level and family size.

Providers

Whether you are looking for birth control options, are ready to start a family, or have questions about menopause, the PHC women’s health care team is ready to care for you.

PHC’s team of midwives will care for you throughout your pregnancy and our pediatricians will be ready to care for your baby after he/she is born. 

community health workers at primary health care

Introducing Community Health Workers:

We’re excited to announce we’ve recently added Community Health Workers (CHWs) to our OB provider teams. CHWs will help OB patients with connection to community resources such as food, housing, transportation, prescription vouchers, financial assistance, and other necessities. CHWs speak English and Spanish, are certified lactation conultants and will be a great to support to our OB patients.

With Women Fridays

With Women Fridays is currently only available at PHC East Side and PHC Marshalltown clinics. Call to schedule your appointment! PHC East Side ClinicPH: (515) 248-1600 PHC Marshalltown ClinicPH: (641) 753-4021We're thrilled to announce the launch of our newest...

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Group Prenatal Care at PHC

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