Free Well Woman Clinic planned for Feb. 27

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BRIDGTON — The Birthwise Community Clinic has announced a Free Well Woman Clinic that is open to the public for women of all ages.

The Free Well Woman Clinic will be hosted by Birthwise Community Clinic at the satellite location at Birth Roots in Portland on Monday, Feb. 27. Student midwives from the Birthwise Community Clinic will offer free exams on an appointment and walk-in basis under the supervision of a certified professional midwife.

The following services will be available: Annual well woman exam, breast exams, pap smears, nutritional counseling, family planning counseling and fertility awareness education. Additionally, routine screening for STIs and GYN infections will be offered.

Each service is provided at no cost except for lab fees. These are typically billed directly from the lab service and can be billed to MaineCare and most private health insurance plans.

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For any woman not seeing a provider regularly for Well Woman Care, who does not have health insurance coverage or who simply wants to supplement existing medical care, this is an opportunity to receive important preventive care free of charge. The gentle and holistic care given by midwives is especially appropriate for teens and women seeking their first gynecological exam.

The Well Woman Clinic is open to the public. Appointments are recommended, although walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Birthwise at 647-5968.

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