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Women's Health / WIC Program

Women's Health / WIC Program

The Texas Women's Health Program

Providing uninsured women with:

  • Comprehensive health history and evaluation,
  • Gynecological exam and pap smear,
  • Screening for diabetics, sexually transmitted diseases, high blood pressure, and breast and cervical cancers,

  • Assessment of health risk factors-such as smoking, obesity and exercise - as they relate to contraception, and
  • Family Planning


Family Planning Program - Services are available through our Title X Grant.

The Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program

The BCCS program offer clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and pap tests at no or low-cost to eligible women.

To apply for any of these programs monthly household income would need it to be brought in.
Our professional staff includes Family Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner,  and Family Planning Nurses.

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS, INC

Emma Garza, WIC Director
229 Saint George Street
Gonzales, TX 78629
830-672-7083 Fax: 830-672-4575

 

Grow Your Own Foods
 

Nutrition education is one of the many benefits you get as a WIC participant. Through education WIC aims to strengthen the connections between nutrition, physical activity, and health in order to help raise happy, healthy families. The WIC office in Gonzales has unique educational programs available for WIC participants.

WIC family gardening classes
Fridays at 9am (April-September) or 10am (October-March), right outside the WIC office in the Grow Your Own Foods garden
Why garden? Eating vegetables boosts you and your family’s health. They’re packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients that help your body fight disease and maintain a healthy weight and level of energy. Growing vegetables is a great way to save money on trips to the store and an activity fit for the whole family
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 Started by WIC dietitian Cynthia Green, this gardening class is great no matter how much you know about growing food. Cynthia teaches with Gonzales Master Gardeners who can show you how to grow food just about anywhere at your home. Join in the class as much as you want and bring your family again and again. Participants get sent home with fruits, veggies, and plants from the garden to get you started eating and growing healthy food at home. There will always be something new to learn, so come out this Friday!





Making a Difference One Life At A Time Since 1966


Press Release for WIC Internship
 

Ogallala Commons (www.ogallalacommons.org), a nonprofit organization working in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma is partnering with towns or civic institutions in cities and small towns to create community internships in 2013. Through this program, motivated youth, college students and adults work in summer or semester internships to carry out projects that add value to their local communities and institutions, while interns gain skill development, paid work experience and hometown career exploration opportunities.

Since 2007, Ogallala Commons has created more than 150 Community Internships in 6 states, providing enterprising youth and adults with hands-on learning about the wealth, potential and challenges of their hometowns. These internships build a diverse range of skills for interns in community development projects, leadership, entrepreneurship, nonprofit outreach, agricultural careers, health care, renewable energy, social networking and rebuilding local food systems. In addition to workplace skills, networking with other interns in the region and in adjoining states is another benefit, opening doors to new learning opportunities, while providing good experiences for job searching and resume building.

Ogallala Commons Community Internships can range from four weeks to ten weeks during the summer or an entire semester and are available for students ranging from sophomores in high school to college and graduate students, or adults looking to build new skills. In addition to specific projects and activities, interns in Ogallala Commons’ program are exposed to ten experiences essential to living: supporting local food production, stewarding natural resources, learning and sharing local history, youth engagement and entrepreneurship, community celebrations, public speaking, fostering a sense of place and career path development.

Ogallala Commons’ main partner, CHS Foundation, offers match funding for creating Community Internships.  CHS Foundation is the major giving entity of CHS, an energy, grains and foods company with a stewardship focus of building vibrant communities.
 
For the first year ever, Ogallala Commons is partnering with Community Health Centers of South Central Texas’ WIC Office in Gonzales to provide an internship that will work to enhance local food systems through the WIC family education garden and work toward obesity prevention in the community.  We are currently accepting applications for the Ogallala Commons Community Internship in Gonzales for 2013.  For more information about the Internship, contact Cynthia Green, RD/LD, IBCLC in the Gonzales WIC office at: greenc.gonzales@tachc.org or (830)672-7083.  In addition, you can contact Julie Hodges, OC

Education Coordinator juliehodges@prairieworkshop.com or (806)445-6075.  Also visit http://ogallalacommons.org/programs/community-internships/ to learn more about the program, or to read blogs and see photos of what interns have accomplished in past years.

WIC Is Growing Healthy Families

A nutrition Program for Growing Families

  • Infants
  • Kids less than 5 years of age
  • pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Postpartum women

WIC provides nutrition education and supplemental foods that relates to your families needs, as well as breastfeeding support and referrals to other health related services.

The Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) are available in Gonzales & Lavaca Counties.

Call us to find out more at 830-672-7083 or 888-672-7083.

We are dedicated to providing affordable and high quality Medical care for you and your entire family.