RMCHP Services

RMCHP

RMCHP clinics offer a variety of medical, referral and counseling services for women. These services include pregnancy testing, family planning, prenatal care, dysplasia and breast and cervical cancer screening.  Through several available funding sources eligible women may receive services at no fee, or at a reduced fee, based on family income and size.

We offer urine pregnancy testing. Our pregnancy tests can detect a positive result in just 7-10 days after conception.

logo_planfirst_01Family planning services help individuals determine the number and spacing of their children. Family planning promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The RMCHP offers a variety of family planning related medical, educational and counseling services.

Family Planning services offered by the RMCHP include the following:

  • Comprehensive health assessment for both males and females, including medical history and physical examination
  • Routine and problem-related medical follow-up visits
  • Contraceptive supply visits
  • Laboratory testing, including Pap smears, sexually transmitted infections (STI) tests, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) tests, urine tests, and screening for diabetes and anemia
  • Treatments of STIs and common genitourinary infections
  • Preconception counseling to support healthy outcomes of future pregnancies
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Provision of FDA-approved contraception methods

The goal of prenatal care in the RMCHP is a healthy baby, a healthy mother and a healthy family. We encourage our patients and their families to participate in planning for the birth of their child. Birth Planning has been shown to be instrumental in fostering healthy family relationships and establishing bonds between the baby, mother, spouse/significant other, and other family members.

Pregnancy Tests

We offer urine pregnancy testing. Our pregnancy tests can detect a positive result in just 7-10 days after conception

Prenatal care at UTMB RMCHP clinics includes the following services:

  • Comprehensive health history
  • Physical Exam
  • Screening for diabetes, sexually transmitted infection, high blood pressure and other medical problems
  • Lab Work
  • Prescriptions
  • Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Education
  • Consultation with a specialist if needed
  • Delivery at UTMB
  • Follow up care of mother and infant after birth
Why Should I Have My Baby At UTMB?
  1. You will be considered a UTMB patient throughout your entire pregnancy. Even though there may be a hospital more conveniently located to your home, UTMB is ready and waiting to take care of you.
  2. Bilingual staff is available 24 hours a day/ 7days a week.
  3. UTMB has highly qualified; specialized physicians, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet your needs for anesthesia. Epidurals are available around the clock.
  4. Certified nurse midwives are available to care for women with normal pregnancies.
  5. Highly trained specialists and specialized equipment are always, immediately available at UTMB, should you or your baby experience complications.
  6. At UTMB, tubal ligation is available to you the same day or the day after you deliver your baby. This service is not offered at all hospitals.
  7. Follow-up appointments are made for you and your baby BEFORE you leave the hospital.
  8. You are not a "drop-in" patient at UTMB RMCHP; you are OUR patient throughout your pregnancy. We WANT to take care of you at UTMB.

The RMCHP offers services for screening and treatment of cervical dysplasia. 

Dysplasia is a term used to describe the appearance of abnormal cells on the cervix.  These abnormal cells are normally first detected by a pap smear.  Familiar to most women, Pap smear tests are normally a part of the annual well-woman visit.

While dysplasia is not cancer it can develop into cancer of the cervix.  Cervical dysplasia does not cause symptoms, and varies in severity; therefore regular screening and early diagnosis are essential to prevent cancer.  There are many ways to treat dysplasia, depending on a variety of factors, such as its severity, age of the patient and the presence of any other problems.   The RMCHP provides pap smear testing, and if necessary, diagnosis and treatment of dysplasia. 

For women 50 years old and above the RMCHP provides annual breast and pelvic examinations, mammograms and Pap smears. If an abnormality is detected, the patient is referred for further testing and treatment through the Obstetrics/Gynecology or Surgery Departments of UTMB.

RMCHP patients are treated by breast and cervical cancer specialists using state of the art diagnostic methods and equipment.  Treatments for breast cancer include conserving the breast using the most recent advances in radiation and chemotherapy. Treatment options for cervical dysplasia vary depending on the severity of the condition and the age of the woman. Patients receive follow up care, as needed, in the Regional Maternal and Child Health Clinic.

UTMB has participated in the BCCS program since 1991. This program is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and provides breast and cervical screening and diagnostic services to eligible women living in Texas. These services help women receive regular screening, which is the best method to prevent and detect breast or cervical cancer in its earliest stages increasing a women’s chance of survival.

You may qualify for free or low-cost breast or cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services if you:

  • Live in Texas and
  • Do not have health insurance and
  • Are age 18 or over and
  • Have income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

Low-income, uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer who are in need of treatment may qualify for medical assistance through Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC). The Texas Department of State Health Services Breast and Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS) program determines eligibility criteria for MBCC.

You may qualify for Medicaid for Breast and Cervical Cancer (MBCC) if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer; and
  • Need treatment for a breast or cervical cancer; and
  • Live in Texas; and
  • Are a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant; and
  • Are age 18-64 years; and
  • Do not have health insurance; and
  • Have income up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

For more information on breast and cervical cancer services in Texas click the following link: Texas DSHS Breast and Cervical Cancer Program


Susan G. Komen Houston®

What began in 1982 as a promise from one sister to another to do everything possible to end breast cancer forever, has turned into a global movement in the fight against breast cancer. Susan G. Komen Houston® along with the other Komen affiliates have raised and invested almost $2 billion towards that promise. Through funding research, community outreach and advocacy programs Komen has made an impact in over 50 countries. UTMB participates in and raises funds for Susan G. Komen Houston®. This year’s race will be held on Saturday October 31, 2015 along Allen Parkway in downtown Houston

UTMB has received funding from Susan G. Komen Houston since 2005. The funds allow us to offer breast cancer education, screening mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation to women who qualify for our Komen Complete Care Program. The program is an integral part of the Cancer Center and Komen partnership to assist financially eligible, uninsured women living in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Liberty or Montgomery Counties with breast screening, diagnosis, treatment and support.


Pink Ribbons Project

Pink Ribbons Project provides Houston and neighboring communities with access to fundamental breast health services and inspirational programming. Always on the move, the organization uses its free spirit and creative vision to abide in motion…so that not another soul is lost to breast cancer. Through awareness programs, fundraising events, and community collaboration, Pink Ribbons Project understands and provides for Houston's greatest breast health needs. 

UTMB has partnered with the Pink Ribbons Project since 2006. This funding support efforts to expand and improve access to low or no-cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to uninsured, medically underserved women, especially in the more rural areas of the Houston/Galveston metro area.

Men's Family PlanningThe RMCHP also offer diagnosis, treatment and education about sexually transmitted infections and family planning services for men.

Family planning services help individuals determine the number and spacing of their children. Family planning promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The RMCHP offers a variety of family planning related medical, educational and counseling services.

We offer men a variety of medical, educational and counseling services, including:

  • Comprehensive health assessment including medical history and physical examination
  • Routine medical follow-up visits
  • Contraceptive supply visits
  • Laboratory testing, including sexually transmitted diseases (STI) tests, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) tests
  • Treatments of STIs and common genitourinary infections

The RMCHP is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate health care to children and their families. Our team is experienced in caring for the health needs of children, from providing outstanding well-child services to treating minor illnesses. In addition, we consider patient education to be a critical part of our excellent patient care. We encourage patients and their families to ask questions and learn more about their health.

Children's services offered by the RMCHP include the following:

  • Regular well-child checkups and office visits
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Lab tests
  • Lead screening
  • Child Safety Education
  • Prescriptions to help your child stay well or get well when they are sick
  • Immunizations

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