Women’s Health

/Women’s Health
Women’s Health 2017-09-26T18:58:21+00:00

From reproductive health and pregnancy to osteoporosis and heart disease, the health care needs of women are different from those of men.

When it comes to getting high-quality women’s health care, you can count on the Cabin Creek Health Systems, where you have a choice of medical providers who offer both expertise and compassion.

Healthy at Every Age

As a woman, you’ll face unique challenges in each decade of life: adjusting to changes in your teens, handling stress in your busy 20s and 30s, managing hormones in your 40s and 50s, and aging well later in life. Our goal is to help you reach your fullest potential through good physical, mental, and emotional health.

Healthy aging begins with prevention, which is our main focus. We’ll give you tips for a healthy lifestyle, including eating good food, exercising regularly, and taking charge of your health through regular wellness visits, screening tests, and immunizations.

Each of our medical providers are committed to helping you address your most intimate and complex issues, and meeting your unique needs. We hope to work in partnership with you to keep you as healthy as possible for years to come.

Birth Control

There are many safe and effective birth control methods available to our patients and your medical provider can help you select a method that is best for you.

Before prescribing contraceptives, your medical provider will review with you the range of birth control methods available. To help you make an informed choice, you will learn about the various benefits, effectiveness, possible side effects, correct use, and how to discontinue the method.
In addition each of our health centers have medical providers that have been trained in the insertion and removal of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs). LARCs, which include the Mirena IUD, are some of the most effective methods of birth control.
All CCHS sites participate in the WV Family Planning Program. Using income guidelines patients may be eligible for free or low cost birth control and comprehensive medical examinations; including screening and treatment for some sexually transmitted diseases. The program also includes health education and counseling.
Adolescents can also participate in the family planning program without providing any income information. Adolescents Family Planning visits are kept confidential and no information is provided about a patient without their written consent.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening

The Cabin Creek Health Systems participates in the WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP).

WVBCCSP is a comprehensive public health program that helps uninsured or underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening services.
Regularly, you will find WVU Bonnie’s Bus parked outside of all CCHS health centers. Bonnie’s Bus provides mobile mammography to women who have private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and uninsured women. With grants and donations no women over the age of 40 is over turned away. For more information about Bonnie’s Bus visit this link wvucancer.org/bonnie or ask your medical provider when the bus is next scheduled to visit your health center.