Indiana WISEWOMAN: A UHS Program
United Health Services received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health, to offer free screening services to low-income, uninsured women through the WISEWOMAN program. WISEWOMAN stands for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation. The screening will determine their risk for cardiovascular disease by testing blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.
This is an excellent opportunity for women in north central Indiana to improve their health and quality of life through medical evaluations, weight loss programs and fitness memberships at no cost. Each woman enrolled in WISEWOMAN receives one-on-one counseling with our health professional that assesses their nutrition, family history, and activity level. Then steps are taken to reduce their risk for heart disease and diabetes.
The Diabetes Resource Center at UHS is pleased to be able to provide this valuable program that seeks to improve the health of women in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties. Through WISEWOMAN, the Diabetes Resource Center has expanded services to Elkhart County residents for the first time & look forward to more opportunities in the future.
Women must be aged 40-64, or unable to pay for or unable to apply for Medicare if over the age of 64. They must be uninsured and live in Indiana. Women are first be enrolled into the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. To enroll in this program, please call (574) 247-6053 or (866) 274-6446 and talk to one of our specialists.
Women found to have any factors that lead to heart disease are eligible for free lifestyle intervention programs or community resources. Gym memberships, lifestyle health coaching, weight loss groups and more are available in our area free of charge to help women take charge of their health and hearts.
Some of our partners are: Bendix Family Physcians, Center for Healing & Hope, Eastlake Athletic Clubs, Elkhart General, HealthLinc of Mishawaka, the Heart City Clinic, Indiana Health Center, the KROC Center, Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine, Memorial Hospital, Michiana YMCA, Purdue Extension of St. Joseph County, Sister Maura Brannick Clinic, St. Joseph Family Medicine Center, and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
For more information:
INDIANA'S WISEWOMAN SITE
Indiana Press Release Announcing WISEWOMAN Grant 7/2013
Centers for Disease Control WISEWOMAN Site