Women's Health

Prevent. Promote. Protect.

Maternal Health Services

Alexander County Health Department (ACHD) provides comprehensive prenatal care from the first positive pregnancy test to the 6-week postpartum check with special emphasis placed on prevention, screening, education and treatment for the healthiest mothers and babies. Care is individualized according to client needs and the cost is determined according to a sliding fee scale based on family size and income. ACHD accepts Medicaid eligible clients (regardless of their county of residence) and all Alexander County residents regardless of their Medicaid eligibility status.

Services included:
  • Routine prenatal checks
  • Postpartum follow-up care
  • Testing for STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Ultrasounds

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy tests are provided for $15 on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons 1pm-5pm or Friday mornings 8-12. Results are confidential. Appointments to enroll into the Maternal Health (below) or Family Planning Programs may be made at this time depending on the results of the test. For more information, please call (828) 632-9704.

Pregnancy Care Management

Pregnancy Care Management is a program for Medicaid eligible pregnant women who have specific priority risk factors that may affect their pregnancy. Referrals are made directly by OBGYN doctors, family practices, or local support agencies. The goal of the program is to encourage a healthy birth outcome for mom and baby and to also reduce the risks of preterm labor statewide.