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Bradley Free Clinic expands free women's health care program

Doctors at the Bradley Free Clinic (Bradley Free Clinic)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) - The Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke is expanding their healthcare for women.

Officials say the clinic has launched a new Women's Health Program that's dedicated to serving the low-income uninsured women in the Roanoke Valley.

They say services will include primary care, access to specialists, screenings for cervical cancer, referrals for free mammograms, education and counseling on women's health issues, and contraception.

"Women have a special place in our communities and providing services for women age 18 -65 is something we have been striving to do for quite some time," Janine Underwood, Executive Director, said. "Today, we're excited to extend our commitment to women's health by launching this comprehensive program designed with every woman in mind."

The program is expected to serve approximately 450 women annual through more than 900 patient visits.

They say the program will provide a local safety net service to organizations like Turning Point, which is a resource for female domestic violence victims.

The Women's Health Program further engages citizens in the valley who find themselves unable to afford health insurance. Additional services are offered to all of the Roanoke Valley's low-income uninsured; temporarily unemployed and their families include medical, dental mental health, pharmacy, wellness and more.

Bradley Free Clinic is staffed by volunteer health care professionals, many of whom are among the most respected in the field throughout the region.

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