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Women's Preventive Health

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Phone: (828) 695-5800
FAX: (828) 695-5874

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map 3070 11th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602


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Our appointment scheduling process has changed due to recent staffing changes. This means we may not be able to schedule you for next-day or same week appointments, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

We encourage you to call for an appointment up to three days before your desired date so we can better accommodate your needs. If you miss a scheduled appointment with us, you may not be able to be rescheduled within that same week. Please call and cancel if you are unable to keep an appointment, as this will allow us to better serve our clients.
Clinic Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Appointments & Eligibility:
(828) 695-4445 or Request an appointment here.
Interpreters are available.
The Women’s Preventive Health Clinic provides a variety of confidential health and education services to women from puberty to menopause.

Our services are available to anyone who qualifies financially, regardless of the county you live in. Our location may be more convenient for you, especially if you work or go to school in Catawba County.

Services include the following:
  • Birth control
  • Emergency contraception
  • STD testing and information
  • Breast health services and education
  • Cervical cancer screening and testing (pap smears & colposcopy)
  • Spanish interpreter available by appointment
  • Susan G. Komen Grant Assistance
  • Mammograms for womenages 40-64 who qualify
  • Referrals to immunizations; a variety of vaccines are offered through our immunization clinic. To make an appointment or for a question about vaccine costs, please call (828) 695-5800.
Family Planning Waiver
You may qualify to receive birth control methods and health care services for free through North Carolina’s Be Smart Family Planning Waiver (FPW) Program. To learn more, visit the following website or apply through the Department of Social Services: www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/medicaid/familyplanning.htm

Birth Control
We offer several different methods of birth control, which are listed below. Options are available based on qualification. All of the options may not be available all the time, and cost varies.

To learn more, click on each method below or make an appointment to talk to our nurse.

Condoms Nexplanon
Depo Provera/the shot Paragard
Mirena Pills

Preconception Health
Even if you’re not planning to have a baby now, you can take steps to improve your reproductive and overall health. Learn more >>