Federally funded program provides free health screenings for women


November 10, 2021

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Gloria Benson, a social worker at Wrangell Medical Center, says she enjoys the women's health coaching available through the Wisewoman program.

A free health screening program for women who are underinsured, uninsured or income-eligible has plenty of spots available.

The Wisewoman Women's Health Program was created to establish a tradition of prevention and instill healthy behaviors for women who often find themselves putting everyone else in their life first, and their health last, said Tammi Meissner, Wisewoman program health educator, who took over the program at SEARHC in Wrangell in 2018.

"It's a great opportunity for women who don't go to the doctor very often," Meissner said.

The program offers care for women between the ag...

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