The Resource Center for Pregnancy and Personal Health, which started serving members of Weld County 35 years ago in Greeley, has recently opened the doors of their first satellite center located at 1215 Main Street, Suite A in Windsor, CO. Hoping to expand the reach of the complimentary and confidential pregnancy tests, options advising, and sexual health services that it has offered to men and woman for decades, the new location will provide a convenient location for those working and living in the Windsor/Severance area. The Resource Center is a community-funded non-profit medical facility committed to empowering individuals who are making decisions about unplanned pregnancies and sexual health.
The Windsor Center, which is currently open on Tuesdays from 11-2pm and Fridays from 2-5pm, officially opened March 31st but had their first walk-in client for a complimentary pregnancy test three days earlier, on the morning of March 28th. They are currently subletting from New Beginnings Chiropractic, located directly east of ACE Hardware. “We have been amazed by the welcome we’ve received from the community already” states Nicole Morgan, Director of Client Services for the Windsor Center. “We are enjoying connecting with different resources and community services here in Windsor.”
While the Windsor Center does not currently have an ultrasound machine, they hope to acquire one within the year to be able to offer to clients. They are currently working with the Knights of Columbus, part of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, to do so.
Along with offering free pregnancy tests and options counseling, the Windsor Center will also offer STD tests of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea for men and women. The STD tests will be performed by licensed medical professional who will take clients sexual history information, discuss their STD/STI risk and explain the procedure. If these tests were performed at other facilities, they could cost between $50-$120.
The Center for Disease Detection (CDD) states that “Prevalence estimates suggest that young people aged 15–24 years acquire half of all new STDs and that 1 in 4 sexually active adolescent females have an STD.” 75% of woman with chlamydia have no symptoms at all and such STD’s can have a lifelong effect on a woman’s fertility and sexual health.
The nurse will also be available for appointments about birth control options, including Plan B.
The Resource Center has a Medical Advisory Board which consists of over 30 healthcare professionals from the Weld County area. Dr. David Puls is currently serves as Medical Director for this board.
Their services are available to everyone, whether single or married, regardless of age or religion. All services are free.