MCHD observes National Women’s Health Week 05.10.24

May 10, 2024

MCHD observes National Women’s Health Week

MOBILE, Ala. —Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW).

This year, NWHW takes place from May 12 to 18. This observance highlights women’s health issues and priorities and encourages women of all ages to prioritize their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Join us on this journey as we dive into everything that makes women’s health so important.

This year’s theme — “Empowering Women, Cultivating Health: Celebrating Voices, Wellness, and Resilience” — focuses on empowering women to take charge of their health journey and shines a light on health issues unique to women.

Family Health, the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department, would like to honor the strength and determination of women, throughout our community, who work to manage their health. Family Health seeks to create a supportive environment where all women feel empowered to express their health needs and concerns.

Now is the perfect time for women of all ages to focus on their health and wellness.

Family Health’s dedicated healthcare providers, support staff and administrative staff are committed to providing compassionate and wholistic patient care. Family Health services include primary care, behavioral health, HIV early intervention services, nutrition services, 340B pharmacy, social services, X-ray, dental, lab, interpretation, maternity, and family planning, just to name a few.

Family Health has been a longtime participant in the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP). This program provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings for women who meet eligibility guidelines. Free services include a pelvic exam, pap smear, clinical breast exam, mammogram, and diagnostic services such as an ultrasound, colposcopy, or biopsy, if needed. To learn more visit https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/bandc.

To make an appointment with a Family Health provider, please call 251-690-8889. To learn more about services, please visit https://mchd.org/family-health.

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