Free Clinic Offered for Women’s Health Day

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The free clinic will be hosted Saturday, April 27

The Free Clinic, staffed by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine students, will host Women’s Health Day Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 27 at the Free Clinic located at Lubbock Impact, 2707 34th St.

The Women’s Health Day Clinic will provide free medical care for women 18 to 64 years of age who have no form of medical coverage. Services include breast and pelvic exams, pap smears, mammogram and colonoscopy referrals, STI testing and pregnancy tests.

The Free Clinic is a non-billing clinic developed by the TTUHSC School of Medicine. “This event will offer vital and potentially life-saving preventative care for uninsured women ages 18 to 64,” Aliya Khan, The Free Clinic women’s health coordinator said. “These include important screening tests that help detect early signs of cervical cancer and breast cancer.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of every four deaths is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death in the U.S. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, and for every 100,000 women, eight new cervical cancer cases were reported.

Khan said detection of these diseases early on can drastically improve outcomes. Treatment can be more effective in the earlier stages of disease progression.

“We also offer services and resources which are crucial to promote overall health and wellness,” Khan said. “For Women’s Health Day, we hope to encourage women to take charge of their health and gain some peace of mind.”

The event is appointment based. Call or text (806) 370-7472 to schedule an appointment. For more information about the event, contact The Free Clinic staff at (806) 799-4329 from 4 - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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