If you can't afford any health insurance and don’t qualify for coverage through the health insurance marketplace, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), you can get low-cost health care at a nearby community health center.
Free women's health clinics are located in both urban and rural areas. How much you pay depends on your income.
There are around 17,000 free or low-cost clinics that provide medical care in the united states.
Health services provided by free women's health clinics include:
- Breast Exams
- Cervical Cancer Screenings
- Pap Test
- Mammogram Referrals
- Menopause Testing and Treatment
- UTI Testing and Treatment
- Vaginal Infections Testing and Treatment
Preparation for a women's health visit at this health center:
Do not douche, have sex, or put anything in your vagina 24 hours before your pelvic exam. It is best if you are not having your menstrual period for some types of visits. Contact us if you have questions.
Checkups for gynecological medical service concerns may require a pelvic exam.
For the testing and treatment of urinary tract infections, the free clinic will collect a urine sample at the time of your visit.
For the testing and treatment of vaginal infections, a pelvic exam may be required.
Referrals for mammograms require a breast exam within the last 12 month(s).
A Pap test is sometimes needed during a routine checkup.
Cervical cancer screening requires a pelvic exam and Pap test.
Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life.
Nationwide Planned Parenthood operates more than 600 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.
Planned Parenthood Services:
- Pregnancy Testing
- Abortion Services
- Birth Control Pills
- STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines