Resources for Women’s Health Care

Resources for Women’s Health Care – Women’s health care has been all over the news, and likely for the same political reasons. All politics aside, it’s important to know what rights and resources you have to keep your health in peak condition. Learn about these organizations who are helping women stay healthy right here on Newsymom!

This informational campaign comes to you in partnership with the Stark County Community Action Agency.

The news has been blasting about the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, a critical decision in regards to women’s rights for health care. After the overturning, many states quickly banned abortions in their state, leaving many women feeling frightened and unprotected.

(Side note: How are you, mama? Do this mental health check if you’re feeling the blues.)

Regardless of the politics, it’s important to know what resources you have available to you, should you ever need assistance in regard to any aspect of your health care!

Resources by County

Stark County

  • Stark County Health Department

    The Stark County Health Department has a plethora of resources to ensure you remain as healthy as can be! Their list of programs includes:

    • WIC: Women, Infants, & Children

      Keeping proper nutrition for you during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as your littles under age five! Call (330) 493-9917 for more information.

    • Reproductive Health & Wellness Clinic

      Held Wednesdays from 9:00a-11:00a and Thursdays from 8:30a-3:30p by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (330) 493-9914 x. 2047.

    • Dental Clinic Resources

      Find a dental provider close to you by clicking the link!

    • Dear Stark Women

      A campaign brought to you by the Stark County Health Department full of resources for women to be able to prioritize your health! It was established after a survey of women ages 18-44 wrote about the challenges they face to get health care for themselves. The survey found nearly half of all women have postponed or canceled appointments because of barriers to getting care.

Some of the common survey responses included the following reasons for postponing or canceling care: affordability, lack of child care, providers not open past their working hours, and no transportation. Visit the Dear Stark Women Hub to find the list of resources you’re searching for!
  • SCCAA Community Pathways HUB

    The Community Pathways HUB is an available resource for pregnant and new mothers. They help with things like: A ride to your doctor’s appointment, baby items like a crib or diapers, help with your other children, a doctor’s care, a medical card, Social Service resources. The HUB is a free program that can help you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. The Community Action Pathways HUB provides support, education and uses life experience to help connect you to other community resources. For more information, please contact the Community Action Pathways HUB at (330) 454.1676 ext. 153. 

  • Eva Women’s Clinic (Also in Summit County)

    Provides reproductive health resources for women free of charge. Services include: 

    • Ultrasound
    • Pregnancy testing
    • STD/STI testing & treatment
    • On-site medical professionals
    • You can call or text (330) 915-6520 to make an appointment.

Tuscarawas County

  • Tuscarawas County Health Department (TCHD)

    – The TCHD has a long list of programs to help direct you to the help that you need most! A few of their programs include:

    • WIC: Women, Infants, & Children

      Keeping proper nutrition for you during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as your littles under age five! Check out the video below for more info and to check your eligibility for the program, call (330) 343-5555 x. 154 or email at WICTuscarawas@odh.ohio.gov.

    • Reproductive Health and Wellness Clinic

       You can get a lot more than STD testing done! Family planning services such as: planning a healthy pregnancy, providing birth control options (Depo injections, pills, Nexplanon, etc.), screening for diseases or health conditions, etc. No one is denied services if they cannot pay! Call (330) 343-5555 x. 174 to make an appointment.

    • Rural Health Clinic

      The Rural Health Clinic was established to increase primary care for those living in rural communities! Open Monday-Friday, 8a-4p. Call (330) 343-5555 x. 100 to make an appointment!

The TCHD can also provide referrals if you’re in need of a primary care provider or specialty care. Visit their website to view their full service offerings.

Ashland County

Resources for Women in the State of Ohio

Additionally, there are larger, national organizations where you can find health care assistance for a variety of health care needs:

  • Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood gets a bad rep for being “the abortion place”. Though abortion referrals and services are one of their services, their clinics also provide: STD/STI services, pregnancy tests, birth control options including the “Morning After” Pill, women and men’s health services, general health services (like when you’re sick), HIV services, and transgender hormone therapy. You can find your local Planned Parenthood location by clicking the link!

  • Elevated Access

    Elevated Access is a network of volunteer pilots transporting passengers at no cost to get access to the health care they need, if not available in their locale. Click the link or call/text (872) 246-8913 for more information.

  • Midwest Access Coalition

    Aids those in the Midwest with travel coordination and costs, lodging, food, medicine, and emotional support related to receiving a safe, legal abortion. Click the link or call/text (847) 750-6224 for more information.

For more local resources in your area, try visiting United Way’s 211 Program by clicking the link or calling *211 on your phone.


Need additional pregnancy support, education, or community services? The SCCAA Community Actions Pathway HUB is an available resource for pregnant and new mothers. For more information, please contact the Community Action Pathways HUB at 330.454.1676 ext. 153.

Melissa Klatt

Reporting

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