portable ultrasound will enable the health district to perform
certain gynecological and prenatal procedures at its offices,
instead of requiring patients to have a procedure done elsewhere.
RAHD also recently received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Washington Hospital Community Benefit Fund for its Every
Woman’s Life (EWL) program, which provides
essential breast and cervical cancer screenings to women
who otherwise could not afford them. "Screening
and early detection reduces death rates, improves treatment options and
greatly increases survival," a program spokesperson said.
At some sites where
EWL services are offered, women can also be screened for high blood
pressure, cholesterol and glucose, and also learn how to become more
physically active, eat healthier foods and stop smoking.
To find your nearest screening location, call EWL’s toll free referral line at 1-866-EWL-4YOU (1-866-395-4968) or 804-864-8204.
The Rappahannock Area Health District provides medical, dental,
environmental, and public health services to the citizens of the City of
Fredericksburg and Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford. Call 540-899-4797 for more information. Please note that fees may apply for some services, and some fees may be scaled, based on income eligibility.
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