Archivo de la categoría: Salud reproductiva

Klotz Student Health Center

SHALEEKA POWELL
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

Cal State University Northridge’s Klotz Student Health Center provides many basic services for no charge for currently enrolled students. The university’s student fees include a $56 health fee per semester that pays for the basic services provided. The services include annual physicals, cold and flu care, immunizations, care for injuries, sexual and reproductive health, and laboratory tests and X-rays. Physicals where documentation is required are $25.00. Students interested in birth control should learn more about free family planning services available at the health center through the Family PACT Program (Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment), a state funded program for low-income residents. Laboratory tests that can be performed at the health center and basic x-rays are available at no cost.

Services that are not free for current students are Dental Clinic and Optometry, Complementary alternative medicine and the pharmacy. Dental Clinic services include: basic exams, cleanings, x-rays, fillings, crowns, and teeth whitening. Optometry Clinic services include eye exams, contact lens fittings and red eye visits. The health center also fills glasses and contact lens prescriptions. Complementary alternative medicine include: acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage therapy all ranging from $10 to $30. Pharmacists fill prescriptions from health center physicians and clinicians outside the health center. Low-cost, over the counter products are available for purchase without a prescription. Dermatologists and physical therapy are also offered for a low-cost. Students can schedule appointments using the online system, by phone, or even walk-ins. Appointments that are not kept and not cancelled within a minimum of 2 hours prior to the appointment time receive a charge of $5.00. The health center is located east of the Bookstore and south of the University Student Union. For additional information visit the Klotz Student Center website or call 818-677-1200.

Preventative Health

EMMANUEL REID and JESUS ARAUJO
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

Preventative health care is a solid method to establish and maintain a healthy life-style. With backing from the Affordable Care Act, this concept of preventative health care may seem foreign to many, ultimately it means taking preventative measures when approaching one’s health. According to the US National Library of Medicine there is a four-tiered preventive classification system in place: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Prevention. The U.S. Institute of Medicine, the NIDA and the European Monitoring Centre all use this classification system. Primary prevention involves methods to avoid occurrence of disease. Most population-based health promotion efforts are of this type. Secondary prevention involves methods to diagnose and treat disease in early stages before it causes significant morbidity. Tertiary prevention involves methods to reduce negative impact of extant disease by restoring function and reducing disease-related complications. Finally Quaternary prevention involves methods to mitigate or avoid results of unnecessary or excessive interventions in the health system.
The Agency for Health Research and Quality brings insight on prevented health for those that have Internet access this website is very user friendly and can also be translated from English to Spanish. The service that is provided is essential for human service, especially for those who are not able to help themselves. Having the symptoms of possible disease and injuries make it much easier to look up and find out what is going on with your body.
The clinical information that is given by this website is very helpful for those who want to find out what precautionary steps to take in case they cannot make it to the hospital that very second. The browse for information feature allows you to choose from a list of subject area of interest in alphabetical order. From AIDS, dental Health, and minority Health. ahrq.gov has a clinical section, which allows the reader to look at reviews to further educate yourself. The what’s new feature on the website stays up to date in the newest news, reports, clinical information, consumer & patients, funding opportunities, data & survey and research finding. www.ahrq.gov helps to put out funding information for people to look and also see if their cause in the medical field can have funding assistance.

The location of Agency for the Healthcare Research and quality office of communication and knowledge transfer is located at 540 Gaither Road, suite 200 Rockville, MD 20850. The inquire number is (301)427-1104.­   
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by Manny Reid and Jesus Araujo

Planned Parenthood

MELISSA BROWN
EL NUEVO SOL—SALUD

Planned Parenthood is an organization that focuses on the reproductive health of both men and women. EL NUEVO SOL SALUD

Planned Parenthood is an organization that focuses on the reproductive health of both men and women. EL NUEVO SOL SALUD

Perhaps some Latinos, and/or non-English speakers, may not know about Planned Parenthood, or perhaps, don’t know exactly how it works. Planned Parenthood is a local and national resource for men and women, of all ethnicities. This organization focuses on the reproductive health of both men and women. They offer services, such as, OBGYN appointments, annual pap smears for women, etc.

The organization is described as “a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world.” The organization’s website also states: “Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.” Planned Parenthood’s main focus is to educate younger people on safe sex practices, in order to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. According to the website: “We deliver comprehensive and medically accurate information that empowers women, men, teens, and families to make informed choices and lead healthy lives.”

Planned Parenthood clinics, located all over the U.S., allow walk-ins and/or appointments. On their website, you can see a list of locations by searching with your zipcode. If you think you may be pregnant, you can get a pregnancy test that day with results within a few hours. The organization provides services like providing birth control for younger girls who are afraid to go to their parents’ doctor. Planned Parenthood also performs abortions, provide HIV testing, and other STD testing and treatments, and breast cancer screenings, as well.

The unique thing about this clinic is if you do not have insurance, you can receive (most) services at no cost. Underage teens can also go without supervision of a parent if they need services. It could be an anonymous way of terminating a pregnancy in an emergency, or in a safer way if someone does not have the proper access to doctors.

Planned Parenthood also has online frequently asked questions page for teens. Again, another great source that’s available for young people, since sometimes teens can be embarrassed or uncomfortable asking parents questions about sex and reproduction.