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Women's Health & OB/GYN ServicesYou do you. We do health care. Together, we've got this. Allen Women's Health (AWH) provides a team approach to your care. We offer many services to help both women and men keep themselves healthy and make informed decisions about their sexual health, birth control options and pregnancy.
Services We Offer
Our maternal health team consists of registered nurses and social workers to assist you in preparing for the birth of your baby. They will help you make positive decisions for your health and the health of your baby. They will also assist you in signing up for Title XIX for your pregnancy if you are income eligible. The maternal health team will connect you to many community resources that will help support you in becoming a parent.
- Prenatal care and delivery
- High-risk obstetrical care
- CenteringPregnancy® group prenatal care
- Infertility evaluation and treatment
- Preconception services
- Midwifery care with individualized support
- Postpartum birth control options
- Abnormal pap smear evaluation and treatment
- Allen Center for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
- Robotic Surgery for less pain and faster recovery
- Gynecological problem diagnosis and treatment, including surgery
- Menopausal evaluation and treatment
- Premenstrual syndrome evaluation and treatment
- Tubal ligation
- Urinary tract and vaginal infection evaluation and treatment
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are so common that more than half of all sexually active adults will have become infected by the age of 25. STIs can be serious illnesses that do not go away unless they are treated.
Many people who have an STI in their body don't know they're infected. There is no single test that can check for every STI, but we'll help you decide if you should be tested; when you should be tested; what type of tests you may need to have; and how much (if anything) the test will cost. STI testing for everyone, including teens, is confidential.
Most STIs can be treated with antibiotics. Don't let fear, embarrassment or lack of insurance keep you from getting diagnosed and treated. Stop worrying, and get confidential help from Allen Women's Health.
We offer testing and treatment for illnesses including:
- Genital Herpes
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus/Genital Warts
To schedule your STI test, call (319) 235-5090.
- Pregnancy testing and counseling
- Presumptive Medicaid determination (immediate coverage for medical expenses)
- Prenatal education with a registered nurse
- Assistance with scheduling an appointment at prenatal care provider of choice
- Dental assessment, fluoride varnish and referral to a dentist
- Interpretation services
- Depression screening and referral for mental health counseling, if indicated
- Referral to community resources including parenting support
- WIC services on-site
- Help to reduce or quit smoking
- Individual childbirth or breastfeeding classes
You may be eligible for Title 19 even if you currently have private insurance. If you have private insurance, Title 19 pays other expenses that your private insurance may not cover. Staff at Allen Women's Health is available to answer any questions or assist in filling out the required paperwork.
No insurance? No problem.
No one is turned away for inability to pay. Allen Women's Health is a Title X-Family Planning and Title V-Maternal Health funded delegate of the Iowa Department of Public Health (supported in part by Title X contract #5882MH24). For answers to your health questions, please contact us at (319) 235-5090.
With caring and confidential help from AWH, you receive the support you need to make positive health decisions for things such as:
- FREE or low-cost long-term birth control*
- FREE or low-cost STI testing and treatment for men and women
- HPV vaccinations
- Pregnancy testing
- Emergency contraception
- Other maternal health services
*Some restrictions apply. Not all will qualify.
Safe Zone trained providers
Allen Women's Health offers health care services in a comfortable and welcoming environment to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. Safe Zone trained providers will ensure compassion and understanding for all patients.
Center of Excellence
UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital has been designated a Minimally Invasive Gynecology Center of Excellence by the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and Surgical Review Corporation.
This program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate a remarkable commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. It helps minimally invasive gynecologic surgery providers continuously improve quality and safety.
To achieve this recognition we created and implemented clinical & surgical pathways as well as standard orders for our Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic procedures. Our clinical pathways cover many areas such as intraoperative anesthesia, perioperative care, counseling of patients, and fluid management. We also require a full complement of consultative services for our patients which include Vascular & General Surgeons, Urologist, Radiologist, Gynecologist, Anesthesiologist, and a Critical Care Specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions
We can help patients with no insurance or low income apply for programs to help cover the cost of an exam and birth control. To apply for help, bring with you the following information:
- Photo ID
- Birth certificate
- Social Security number
- Verification of all income received for the past 30 days, including any wages, child support, unemployment, disability, etc.
- If you have insurance, bring your card along. You may still qualify for financial help.
What if I don't have all of this information with me on the day of my appointment?
Keep your appointment. Don't cancel just because you can't find a piece of paper. You will have time after your appointment to send in any information you don't have with you the day of your appointment.
Yes. In Iowa, minors (teens) are not required to have parental permission for family planning services, including pregnancy testing, and testing for sexually transmitted infections. Your privacy is important to us. We don't want you to avoid scheduling a visit because you're worried about someone finding out. Even if you're under 18, you can still trust us to help you confidentially. The information you give your healthcare providers, and the details of your visit are completely confidential. This means we won't tell anyone anything – unless there's an emergency.
Together for Youth & Young Parents Together
Making decisions regarding your sexual health will be some of the most important decisions you will ever make. A resource you may find helpful is Together for Youth and Young Parents Together.
- Together for Youth believes young people can make healthy, safe and responsible choices when they are given knowledge, skills and access to services
- Young Parents Together is an adolescent parent education and support program designed collaboratively and specifically for pregnant and parenting teens
Federal Title X funding was intended to ensure that everyone has access to basic, preventive reproductive health care. Services provided include contraceptive education and management, breast and cervical cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy diagnosis and counseling. Title X services do not include termination of pregnancy as a method of family planning.
Learn more at Together For Youth.