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The Free Pregnancy Test Program's mission is to reduce the state's rates of unintended pregnancy, smoking during pregnancy, premature birth and infant mortality through improved access to primary medical care, pre-contraception/inter-conception counseling, family planning, prenatal care and prenatal care coordination services.
The Free Pregnancy Test Program targets women of child-bearing age, women without high school diplomas, and those of low income. The Program provides free pregnancy test kits and sets of control solution to participating agencies. Through this program, an infrastructure of agencies with a focus on child-bearing age women provides MCHS with an ongoing database for assessment and evaluation of services offered and needed by sexually active, low income women. The goals of the ISDH Free Pregnancy Test Program include:
Outreach to sexually active, adolescent women of child-bearing age to link them with family planning services (as appropriate) and Hoosier HealthWise if eligible;
Outreach to women of child-bearing age to identify women early in their pregnancy to help them obtain early prenatal, care coordination, Women, Infant and Children (WIC), Hoosier HealthWise/Medicaid enrollment and continued education;
Outreach to women of child-bearing age to identify sexually active women who need primary care services, link them to women’s health education information, and primary care;
Encourage women of child-bearing age to obtain their high school diploma or General Education Development (GED);
Assist local communities and ISDH, Maternal Child Health Services (MCHS) to identify service gaps and plan future programs.
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For more information about the Free Pregnancy Test Program, contact:
Kathy McManus, CPS
Phone: (317) 233-7021
Carolyn Runge, MPH, IBCLC
Phone: (317) 233-1374