Regular women’s health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. Women need some special exams and screenings which can include:
- A pelvic exam - an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.
- A Pap test - a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman's uterus. Cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope.
- A clinical breast exam - to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.
Other recommended tests may include, a mammogram or a test for HPV.
The Noble County Health Department’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Program (RHWP) provides women’s exams and services which may include:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Pregnancy testing
- Pap (starting at age 21) and HPV testing (starting at age 30)
- STD testing and treatment
- Birth control options
- Establishment of a reproductive life plan
- Basis infertility information
- Health education
- Follow up and referral as needed
The Noble County Health Department offers Women’s Health Exams on our scheduled clinic days. These are as follows:
- 1st Tuesday of the month: 1:00-3:30pm
- 2nd Tuesday of the month: 10:00-11:30am
- 3rd Tuesday of the month: 1:00-3:30pm
- 4th Monday of the month: 2:30-5:00pm
Please call the Noble County Health Department to schedule an appointment 740-732-4958.
The Noble County Health Department accepts most insurances and can bill your insurance for services. For those without insurance, our fees are based on a sliding fee schedule of charges based on gross weekly household income and the number of people supported by this income. Please bring proof of income at time of service. No one is denied service for inability to pay. However, we gladly accept donations.
NCHD takes part in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) STD Prevention Program. This program supplies medications at no charge for the treatment of STDs to eligible clinics that provide STD screening. The availability of medications is dependent upon funding through state and federal funds. STD medications are supplied to participating healthcare providers with the intention of ensuring that clients who cannot afford medication receive treatment for an STD.