January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical Cancer is highly preventable because screening tests for it are available. There are also vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV vaccines offer the greatest health benefit to persons who receive all three doses before possible exposure to HPV through sexual activity. Routine HPV vaccination is recommended for girls starting at age 11 through 26 years of age. Boys should get the vaccine starting at age 11 through 21.
Our Female Health Programs Include:
If a client would like to obtain their contraceptives from the Meade County Health Department they must have their exam done yearly at the health department. Once a client has their exam, contraceptives can then be obtained at the Meade County Health Department. Pap. pelvic, breast exams, and contraceptives are provided on a sliding scale, based on family size and income. Proof of income must be provided to be eligible for discounted services.
Early Detection Works(must meet eligibility guidelines)
This program pays for breast and cervical cancer screenings for Kansas Women who:
1. Are 40 - 64 years of age.
2. Do not have insurance.
3. Qualify with their income.
The service provides:
1. Annual clinical breast exams performed by a nurse or Physician.
2. Annual mammograms for women age 50 - 64.
3. Annual mammograms for women age 40-49 who have a personal
history of cancer. They have a mother, daughter, or sister with a
history of cancer.
4. Annual pelvic exams and pap tests for women age 40 - 64.
For more information about the Early Detection Works program or to see if you qualify
call 620-275-5302, ask to speak to someone in the Early Detection works program.
Contraceptive Services and Supplies
Oral Contraceptives: Ortho-Cept Depo Provera Injection
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Evra Patch
Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo
Ortho Novum 777
Emergency Contraception Information:
Starting Birth Control Pills Spanish Version
Missed Birth Control Pills Spanish Version
Possible Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Spanish Version
*Pregnancy Testing, Counseling, and referrals
Education for STD and HIV
All Services are confidential
*Can be based on slidingfee scale (must meet eligibility guidelines)
Call 620-873-8745 to schedule an appointment