Eva Women’s Clinic provides assistance to women who are pregnant or may become pregnant
NEW PHILADELPHIA – A new clinic has joined the local healthcare community to help women who are pregnant or suspect they may be.
Eva Women’s ClinicAnd which has locations in Canton and Akron, opened a third location at 152 North Broadway on January 9.
The clinic offers free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and STD screening and treatment once pregnancy is confirmed. The clinic can offer prenatal vitamins. It does not provide birth control or abortion-related referrals or services.
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“We’re here to determine if she’s pregnant,” said Candy Durbin, M.D., the chief medical officer. Then, the four-person staff can refer them to community resources, help get them to the obstetrician’s office or get insurance.
“A lot of girls just kind of panic because most of the time the pregnancy is unexpected and they don’t have insurance or they don’t have a plan,” Durbin said. “We’re here to give them, basically, information, help and hope. The idea is that the girl is (in) early pregnancy, we can provide her with care.”
Durbin said the clinic opened in New Philadelphia to meet a need in the area.
“There is nothing here like it,” she said. “We’ve had several clients that come from Coshocton or down here, Tusc. County, Carroll County. When we looked at a map of where anything like us was, there was a big hole. New Philly was right in the middle of the hole, so it’s a perfect location.”
Durbin said Eva is a nonprofit organization funded by churches, individuals, grants, and foundations. It called on local entities, such as churches, that might have something to offer patients, to contact the clinic.
“We’re always looking for more people to refer to, to partner with, just to make sure we get a strong community connection,” Durbin said.
New Philadelphia resident Mary Marshall is the clinic’s nurse director. She previously worked in community health and wellness at the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital in Dover.
Eva Women’s Clinic shares its offices with Dr. Murtaza Mirhydari. They share a waiting room but not exam rooms.
Business hours are from 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For more information about Eva Women’s Clinic, call 330-915-6520 or visit the website at www.evawomensclinic.com.
Health department services
Include other local resources Tuscarawas County Health Department Reproductive Health Services. It can help plan a healthy pregnancy, provide birth control options, screen for diseases and other health conditions, and get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
In the Ministry of Health, priority is given to people with low incomes who do not have insurance or insurance that does not cover reproductive health services. Fees for services depend on family size and income and no one may be denied services if they are unable to pay. There is no requirement that a person live in the area in order to receive services, said Jennifer DeMuth, spokeswoman for the county health department. We do not provide direct pregnancy care. “The person will need to see an ob-gyn for these services.”
Its services are funded by Title X of the federal Public Health Services Act and the Maternal and Child Health Grant and General Revenue Funds. The department accepts most insurance companies, Medicaid, Medicaid and Medicare.
To learn more about the Tuscarawas County Health Department’s reproductive health services, call 330-343-5555 number 1740 or extension 1810 to schedule an appointment.
Pregnant women may qualify for Medicaid
Tuscarawas County Family and Job Services offers pregnant women the opportunity to apply for Medicaid.
“Each program has an income eligibility threshold and when someone applies, the information provided determines whether they qualify for a program,” said spokeswoman Joyce Parker.
Work and Family Services can be contacted at 330-339-7791 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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