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Angelina Co. Health District launches women’s care services in new Preventive Health Center

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The Angelina County and Cities Health District has added a new facility and health program to expand their service to the community.

The Preventive Health Center will house the counties immunization program and new women's care service.

"Women are the caregivers and they seem to get everyone to the doctor except themselves," said Dr.Kaywin Cater MD, Obstetric/Gynecologic Physician.

In August of last year Planned Parenthood in Angelina County closed its doors, doors that have now reopened as the Preventive Health Center.

"From family planning to birth control is huge that's the main thing we are going to be doing, screening for cancer, cervical cancer basically any women's health issue is going to be covered," said Carter.

The expanded primary health care program provides primary and preventative care to women 18 and older who can't receive the care.

"We'll interview them and help them find what is best for them and get them where they need to be in this program," said Carter.

 Physician Dr. Kaywin Carter encourages potential patients to be proactive when it comes to their health.

"We don't want you to wait until you have a problem we want you to get established now before you have a problem so we can pick it up early and hopefully prevent it all together," said Carter.

In just a month the preventive center has already seen 40 patients and the center also offers immunizations for the county."

"Immunization is huge for prevention of disease," said Sarah Adams, Immunization and Infectious Disease Director.

The immunization department is located at the back end of the building, administrator Sharon Shaw says this is just the beginning of the development of services from the community.

"We've been in our other building now for 14 years and we are ready to grow," said Shaw.

 Eligibility is limited to women whose family income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, and who are uninsured. 

Administrator Sharon Shaw says they are hosting an open house for potential patients in February.

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