FREE medical services for women in need

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) — There’s a free Women’s Health Day clinic this Saturday, courtesy of the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine, because they believe prevention is good medicine.

Dr. Fiona Prabhu, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, says, “Breast and cervical cancers are among the highest risk cancers among women in the United States. And it’s something that we can catch at a very early stage so that we don’t have to deal with the major complications of things that have been going on for too long.

This is just part of a long list of medical services that will be provided Saturday at this bi-annual clinic.

In addition to breast and pelvic exams, there will be Pap smears, mammogram registrations and referrals, pregnancy tests, prenatal referrals, STI checks for sexually transmitted infections, vaccinations for human papillomavirus or HPV and general health examinations.

This free clinic is entirely dedicated to women who need a medical examination without insurance to obtain it.

Dr. Prabhu is also the co-medical director of the Impact Clinic, where this free clinic is scheduled for Saturday. She says: ‘We only take patients who don’t have any form of insurance and who are over 18, under 65, because people under those other age groups have different kinds of funding. . And bring pretty much just a general ID.

The free Women’s Health Day Clinic is scheduled for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lubbock Impact.

You’ll find it at 2707 34th Street, near the corner of 34th and Boston.

But space is limited, so you must reserve.

Dial (806) 319-5291. Dr. Prabhu says even if it fills up, you can leave your name to be on hold in case of cancellation or no-show.

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