Ensuring the Health of Women Through All of Life's Stages
Greater New Bedford Community Health is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of women through all of life's stages.
The Women's Health Department offers primary care services to female patients ages 17 years and older. The staff includes a gynecologist who offers in-office gynecological care.
Women's Health at GNBCHC specializes in:
- Health maintenance, including routine physical exams, screening for preventable diseases, and health counseling
- Breast cancer screenings
- Chronic disease management
- Contraceptive management
Maternal Child Health Program:
Maternal Child Health Program is dedicated to promoting early access to prenatal care through in home visits by licensed nurses at no cost to high risk pregnant women over the age of 19.
- MassHealth and Healthy Start
- WIC enrollment
- HIV testing and counseling
- Dental referrals
- Prenatal vitamins
- Smoking reduction/cessation
- Short term counseling and referral
- Breast-feeding education and support.
The home-visiting program staff members are culturally sensitive and speak Spanish and Portuguese. Prenatal classes are offered for English-speaking and for Spanish-speaking patients. We help with:
- Preparing for delivery
- Infant care and feeding
- Following patients for six weeks post-partum
Adolescent Services provide confidential reproductive health care services to teens between the ages of 13 and 17. This care includes birth control with routine gynecological care including counseling and STD testing and treatment. The staff also conducts pregnancy testing as well as HIV counseling and testing. Health education is a part of every visit. Prevention and risk reduction are always emphasized.
Call 508-342-4400 to make appointments for Adolescent Services without parental consent.
We also welcome calls from parents who want these services for their teenagers.