Finding Care

Reproductive + Sexual Health Care

 
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Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2020 coverage.

See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.

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Find a health center online or call  1-800-230-PLAN.  

Whether in person, by virtual appointments, or by phone, during these challenging times we’re going to be here in every way we can to provide you with the health care you need. 

We’re Here With You - Wherever You Are

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Plan C is a campaign to ensure everyone knows about abortion pills: what they are, how they’re used, and how people are accessing them in the US for a safe self-managed abortion.   

Provide is a nonprofit that partners with health and social service workers to build a healthcare system that’s equipped to respond to unintended pregnancy and abortion. 

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All adults, pregnant women, and people with risk factors should get tested for hepatitis C.


Most people who get infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. People can live without symptoms or feeling sick, so testing is the only way to know if you have hepatitis C. Getting tested is important to find out if you are infected so you can get lifesaving treatment that can cure hepatitis C.

 

Pregnancy Care

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HealthCare.gov is a health insurance exchange website operated under the United States federal government under the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which currently serves the residents of the U.S. states which have opted not to create their own state exchanges

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Find a health center online or call  1-800-230-PLAN.  

Whether in person, by virtual appointments, or by phone, during these challenging times we’re going to be here in every way we can to provide you with the health care you need. 

All adults, pregnant women, and people with risk factors should get tested for hepatitis C.


Most people who get infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. People can live without symptoms or feeling sick, so testing is the only way to know if you have hepatitis C. Getting tested is important to find out if you are infected so you can get lifesaving treatment that can cure hepatitis C.

 

Nutrition

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

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Eating Well

"Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In a perfect world, healthy and delicious food would be all around us. It would be easy to choose and easy to enjoy. But of course it’s not a perfect world. There are thousands of barriers that can keep us from eating in a way that nourishes our bodies and satisfies our tastes."

We love these free cookbooks by Leanne Brown that came out of her work as a student at NYU.  The recipes are meant to fit the budgets of people living on SNAP, the US program that used to be called food stamps.

 

On average, SNAP recipients get about $4 a day to meet their needs.

We know that we don't all have the time, space, and resources to cook for ourselves - and our families. But we'd like to build communities where we cook for and nourish each other.

RESOURCES:

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Resource: Frequently Asked Questions 

Nutrition During Pregnancy from ACOG

 

Prenatal Vitamins

All states' Medicaid programs cover prenatal vitamins for pregnant people.

Some states impose quantity limits or require a prescription for vitamins.

 

Taking prenatal vitamins is arguably the most cost-effective thing that anyone can do to improve their chances having a healthy pregnancy and baby.

It is unacceptable that this essential resource is not free and available to everyone.

Ask your providers the best way to get your prenatal vitamins. Many insurance programs will cover them.

 

If you need to buy prenatal vitamins, we recommend a certain national big box store where you can get 200 vitamins for less than $8. 

(Pregnancy lasts for about 280 days.)  

 

Medications for Opioid Use Disorders

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. It is also important to address other health conditions during treatment.

 

Hepatitis C (HepC)

What is Hepatitis C 

and Why Should You Care?

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Hepatitis C is a viral infection causing liver disease. Over 3 million people in the US are infected with hepatitis C and over half remain undiagnosed.  The vast majority of individuals living with hepatitis C do not have symptoms.  Hepatitis C is transmitted through contact with infected blood and many are unaware of their infection. If left untreated, hepatitis C can damage the liver to the point of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. The good news is that there are short-duration treatments that can lead to cure. 

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All adults, pregnant women, and people with risk factors should get tested for hepatitis C.
Most people who get infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. People can live without symptoms or feeling sick, so testing is the only way to know if you have hepatitis C. Getting tested is important to find out if you are infected so you can get lifesaving treatment that can cure hepatitis C.

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In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus, which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant.

 

Hepatitis C virus can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birthweight.

 

The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding hepatitis C virus in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy.

Hepatitis C Prevention Means Being Informed on Safer Drug Use

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DISCLAIMER:

The information on this site and in our presentations is offered as public health education.

It does not replace getting individualized care with licensed medical professionals.


The purpose of Harm Reduction is not to encourage or condone the use of substances.


Our purpose is to educate patients and providers so they can make informed decisions.

 

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