Women's Services

Appalachian Prenatal Clinic

Prenatal care is available to all pregnant women in Cherokee and Clay counties. The health department’s prenatal clinic offers comprehensive prenatal care including education, labs, physicals, routine visits, and postpartum care. The clinic is staffed by our full-time provider Dr. Mary Lane. We accept all major insurances and if uninsured patients are eligible for a sliding fee scale.

WIC Services (Women, Infant & Children)

WIC (Women, Infant, Children) is a nutrition and health program for pregnant women, new mothers and young children. WIC provides supplemental food, nutritional education, and breastfeeding support to eligible Cherokee County women and children. A breastfeeding peer counselor is also available to assist in breastfeeding education and management. Learn about who is eligible for WIC (PDF) and view more information about the program (PDF).

Breast/Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Breast and cervical cancer services are available to women 21 to 75 years of age with gross incomes less than 250% of the federal poverty level, according to the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and who are uninsured or underinsured. Services include the following:

  • Breast and cervical exams
  • Blood pressure
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Health education and counseling
  • Pap smears
  • Mammograms

Women's Health Program

This program offers a physical exam and pap smear to eligible women. There is a fee for this clinic.

Pregnancy Care Management

Nurses are available to serve as a care manager during pregnancy. These nurses assist expectant mothers with appointments for prenatal care, counsel on healthy habits during pregnancy, and make referrals for pregnant women for prenatal care, transportation, Medicaid childbirth classes, dental services, WIC and counseling.

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