While primary care, mental health, and dental care are well known tenants of Community Health Center of Cape Cod’s continuum of care; Women’s Health Services is another hugely important and growing program. In fact this year Women’s Health patient visits were up 30% according to Program Director Megan Luizzi. We also exceeded enrollment capacity in CHC’s Care Coordination Program, which provides prevention, early detection, screening, and case management services for eligible patients at risk for breast cancer, cervical cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The disproportionately high rates of breast cancer on Cape Cod make early detection an essential part of our program.
Our Women’s Health Services will soon be expanding further to its own new suite in our Building for the Future. On the main floor of the new addition will be women’s health, expanded primary care, with additional room for future services including medical imaging. This new wing will be connected to the existing building by an enclosed walkway. We look forward to the ability to care for a greater number of patients while keeping an emphasis on the neediest populations.
Currently the Women’s Health staff work out of the Falmouth office, including Dr. Dale Weldon, OB/GYN and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Beth Homand. Here, women are cared for at every stage of their lives; from the teenage to child-bearing and into the senior years. We offer a team-based approach to help women achieve and maintain good health which includes a program of education, screening, prevention, and ongoing gynecological care - regardless of age, income, or insurance status.
These services can be integrated with other Health Center services, but please note that people are not required to be CHC patients to enroll as a patient in Women’s Health, which is currently accepting new patients with public or private insurance. Patients who are uninsured may seek assistance in attaining appropriate and affordable coverage through our insurance specialist, Joan Dowd (508-7090 ext. 155). Please call 508-540-2949 for more information about Women’s Health Services or to register as new patient.