National Women’s Health Week kicks off each year on Mother’s Day. The week is designed to highlight women’s health issues and encourage women to take simple steps to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

The Coastal Health and Wellness clinic in Texas City will observe the week through May 17 with women’s wellness displays and educational materials.

As part of the national observance, Monday is National Women’s Checkup Day. Coastal Health and Wellness encourages all women to call and schedule their checkup appointment in one of their clinics in Texas City and Galveston. 

A well-woman visit gives women the opportunity to discuss their health habits and family history with a medical provider, set health goals and get or schedule necessary screenings and exams.  

Women should be aware that the Affordable Care Act allows women with private health insurance to receive preventive health services at no additional cost. CHW accepts many private insurance plans and is working regularly to increase the number accepted.  

For appointments in Coastal Health and Wellness clinics, call 409-938-2234 or 281-309-0255. More information can be found at www.coast alHW.org.

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