Western Community Health Resources offers services for students
Western Community Health Resources, a department of Chadron Community Hospital offers many services to the community and college students. They offer Family Reproductive Health Services which include pap smears, physicals, STD/HIV testing and counseling, birth control, pregnancy testing, as well as individual and community education. Services are strictly confidential and cost for services are based on income with a sliding fee schedule. The majority of college students will qualify for free or reduced fee services. Insurance can be billed for services but only with student permission.
The clinic provides condoms, which students are encouraged to access at any time, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“With our reproductive health care services, you can access an array of birth control methods that is unique to your need,” Sherri Blome said. “And our provider who is a nurse practitioner provides reproductive health care, education and screening on site.”
Western Community Health Resources offers WIC for college students as well.
“Our WIC program would be available for college students that are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding, or that have children under the age of five,” Blome said. “And WIC is a program that offers nutritional food vouchers for local grocery store use.”
WCHR offers human services programs, which are an array of behavioral health programs that are support services that people seek. One example is the Community Support program which assists those in need with “socialization, budgeting, nutrition, medical appointments, finances, employment, and housing.”
The Western Community Health Resources clinic provides immunizations for the community including Chadron State College students. More services can be found on the Western Community Health Resources website, http://www.wchr.net, and is located on 300 Shelton Street.