Community Education Sessions
Because part of our mission is to strengthen the community we serve, our professional staff is available for presentations on reproductive health care to schools and community groups.
Confidential birth control services are available at Pathway Health Clinic and there are many different safe and effective methods available. Only you can decide what is best for you. We will discuss the many choices available in contraception with you and answer your questions. We provide contraceptive supplies and refills and will check your weight and blood pressure on a regular basis. Find out about different contraceptive methods here at www.bedsider.org.
For all patients and/or parents, we provide counseling to answer your questions about special health issues and concerns.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus) can be prevented with the Gardasil 9 vaccine offered at Pathway Health Clinic of Quincy. We offer the HPV vaccine to both males and females, young and older. While HPV may clear on it’s own, for others it may not. When the HPV virus is not cleared, it may cause certain cancers or diseases. To help protect yourself and others from the HPV virus, we highly recommend considering the HPV vaccine, or Gardasil 9. For cost options, please give us a call at (217) 224-6877. HPV is a concern of ours, and so are you!
Medical exams offered at Pathway Health Clinic are performed by area physicians and certified nurse practitioners. We provide exams for both males and females. Our purpose is simple, to help you reach your goal. Whether you are in need of a medical exam or women’s health services, we provide general health assessments, comprehensive male/female reproductive exams, breast exams, urinalysis’, anemia and STD screenings, and weight and blood pressure checks. We also provide pregnancy tests. Our medical exams are very affordable, and of course always confidential.
New Patient Education
We offer a thorough and confidential interview where we’ll take your medical history and discuss any related health issues.
Pre-Exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill (brand name Truvada) contains two medicines (tenofovir and emtricitabine) that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection.
When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%. PrEP is much less effective if it is not taken consistently.
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. But people who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and seeing their health care provider for follow-up every 3 months.
Simply walk into our office for a pregnancy test. If the test is positive, we can refer you to local physicians, housing options, WIC, and social service agencies to obtain a public aid card if need be. We offer non-directive counseling to provide you with all of your options. We are not here to judge you. We are here to help you.
If the test is negative, then we encourage a full exam and effective birth control methods that will help you prevent pregnancy. If you are struggling to become pregnant, we suggest an exam and referral to a physician for infertility services if needed.
STI Screening and Treatment
We offer testing for STIs for both men and women during clinic hours. The testing is performed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical staff and is completely confidential.