Reproductive Health and Wellness
The Reproductive Health and Wellness Program (RHWP) comprehensively addresses issues of reproductive health and wellness (including family planning) with a focus on populations in greatest need and identified priorities. An important goal of the RHWP in Ohio is to improve the overall health and well-being of women and men by promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging the establishment of a reproductive life plan.
Reproductive health services are broad-based, voluntary and private. Family planning services help to:
- Plan a healthy pregnancy
- Provide Birth Control Options such as pills, Depo injections, Nexplanon, and IUDs
- Screen for diseases or other health conditions
- Provide STD testing and treatment
- Improve pregnancy outcomes
- Improve the health of mothers and babies.
To find out more call 330-343-5555 ext. 129 to make an appointment
Funded through Federal Title X of the Public Health Service Act, Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and general revenue funds.
TCHD accepts most insurances, Medicaid/ Medicaid HMO’s and Medicare, as well.
Free Patient Navigator
Christi Otte is the Tuscarawas County Health Department’s Patient Navigator. Christi is on site at the Tuscarawas County Health Department Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm. She provides free services to individuals who need help applying for, selecting, and understanding medical insurance. Some of the services she offers include education on Medicaid, Marketplace, and private/employer insurance plans, navigating Healthcare.gov, access to providers, and how to use health insurance. It is important to note that while Medicaid enrollment is open all year, the open enrollment for Marketplace is November 1st – December 15th. In the case of a qualifying life event, you can sign up for health insurance through the Marketplace outside of the open enrollment window. Christi works to make this process less complicated by completing the application for the client during their appointment. Appointments usually take an hour, however, more complex situations may take longer. Her goal with every client is to help them make the best health insurance decision possible, based on their specific needs. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Christi at 330-343-5555 x128.
While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome but may experience a delay.