September 12, 2015

12th Street Health & Wellness Center Student Leadership holds Women’s Specialty Clinic

Unknown-2The student leadership of the 12th Street Health & Wellness Center is pleased to announce our most recent Specialty Clinic event. On Thursday, September 10, 2015, the volunteer staff at 12th Street HWC held a Women’s Health specialty clinic. Patients were offered pelvic exams, Pap smears, and breast exams. Patients at the Women’s Health clinic were also offered the opportunity to schedule a free mammogram through the UAMS MammoVan.

This is the first of four women’s health clinics to be held this academic year as part of the 12th Street Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).  The WHI seeks to expand basic women’s health services at 12th Street, including STD testing, pelvic examinations, Pap smears, HPV testing, thyroid testing, breast examination, patient education on breast self-exams, and mammograms.

The WHI is a two-year plan created by the student leadership of 12th Street. The two year plan is as follows:Unknown-4

1. WHI Year 1 Goals, Academic Year 2015-16:

• Hold quarterly Women’s Health Nights at 12th Street, during which pelvic examinations, Pap smears, and breast exams are available

• Have mammograms available at 12th Street at least twice via the UAMS Mobile MammoVan, with a goal of 40 mammograms performed

• Investigate offering  women’s  health services as part of regular clinic nights, including budgeting,precepting, cytopathology, and referrals for women who need advanced treatment

2. WHI Year 2 Goals, Academic Year 2016-17:

• Based on feasibility as assessed during Year 1, offer women’s health services as often as is

practicable for each service;

• Host the UAMS MammoVan at least four times, with a goal of 80 mammograms performed

• Create preceptor relationships, institutional partnerships, and funding sources that will allow the

WHI to continue into 2018 and beyond