CARE is Healthy Chesapeake’s Behavioral and Physical Health Program. CARE encompasses our Bridge Clinic, Family Planning Clinic, Mammography, and Counseling.
The Bridge Clinic, which is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides low income individuals affected by hypertension and diabetes with proper medications and medical supplies. The Family Planning Clinic, which is supported by the Chesapeake Health Department, gives low income individuals access to family planning services. Both the Bridge Clinic and the Family Planning Clinic increase access to various medical issues in an effort to make Chesapeake a healthier place to live. The clinics will officially open in February of 2018! Come see us!
Mammography is also an important aspect of CARE. Our low income communities have limited access to mammograms, which are used as a screening method to detect breast cancer. Healthy Chesapeake is working to increase these individuals’ access to mammograms. More information on this will be coming in the near future.
Lastly, CARE works to provide counseling to individuals, who need it. Healthy Chesapeake has partnered with Old Dominion University to provide access to counseling services to individuals who cannot afford counseling on their own. This partnership is still in the works, so more information will be provided in the near future.