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We exist to improve the health of our whole community.

Our patients utilize a sliding-fee scale system to access our medical, dental and behavioral services. Through collaboration with our community partners, federal grants and generous donations from the people who share our heart, we make the world a better place.

January | Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.

About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. And each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer.

The good news?

  • The HPV vaccine (shots) can prevent HPV.
  • Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care.

Cervical cancer screenings can help detect abnormal (changed) cells early before they turn into cancer. Most deaths from cervical cancer could be prevented by regular screenings and follow-up care.

How can Cervical Health Awareness Month make a difference?

We can use this opportunity to spread the word about important steps women can take to stay healthy.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage women to get their well-woman visit this year.
  • Let women know that most insurance plans must cover well-woman visits and cervical cancer screening. This means that, depending on their insurance, women can get these services at no cost to them.
  • Talk to parents about how important it is for their pre-teens to get the HPV vaccine. Both boys and girls need the vaccine.
Cervical Health Awareness Month - Get regular Pap tests.

Since 1985, Heritage Health has provided the most vulnerable members of the community with access to quality healthcare. All services, including medical, dental, and behavioral health, are offered regardless of income and insurance status. We strive to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by expanding and improving access to health and wellness services. Your donation helps make healthcare access a reality.

100% of your donation is used to provide care for our uninsured friends and neighbors, who often struggle to make ends meet. Heritage Health currently serves more than 25,000 residents of Kootenai and Shoshone County. The need is huge, and your contribution matters.

For contributions, follow the link via the PayPal button or mail to Heritage Health - Dirne Foundation at:

PO Box 3269
Hayden, ID. 83835

    

We Provide Healthcare from the Heart

 

Heritage Health delivers a healthcare experience that provides hope, inspires change and extends life for our patients and our community.