1st Choice Healthcare provides care for women at every stage of their lives. With an emphasis on prevention and early detection, you achieve the best possible health and well being. Every member of our staff, from physicians and nurses to office personnel, is committed to providing you with the highest level of medical care in a comfortable, friendly environment and the personal care you deserve with obstetric and gynecological services.
1st Choice Healthcare serves as a provider for the Arkansas Breast Care Program, a free breast and cervical cancer screening program. To qualify for a free breast and/or cervical cancer screening, women must meet be:
Regular screening for breast and cervical cancer is testing women for early signs even though they have no symptoms. Regular screening can lead to early detection of breast and cervical cancer. Accepted screening procedures for breast cancer are mammography and clinical breast exams. Breast cancer found in its earliest stages can be much easier to cure. In fact, if women practice early screening methods, about 1/3 of all breast cancer deaths could be prevented.
Screening Services include clinical breast exam, Pap test and screening mammogram.
Diagnostic Services are performed for follow up on an abnormal mammogram, clinical breast exam or pap test results.
If you qualify for FREE Breast Care services, you will be enrolled and will receive your personal ID card along with complete information on the BreastCare Program. Your BreastCare provider will make you an appointment for a clinical breast exam and Pap test if needed. After this visit, an appointment will be made for you to get a FREE mammogram.
1st Choice Healthcare receives Susan G. Komen funding to make provisions for screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, breast biopsies and surgical consults. To qualify, you must live in the State of Arkansas, no health insurance coverage or have a high insurance deductible. These services, are provided at no cost to the patient, and cover only breast related symptoms, such as pain, lumps, etc… Most breast imaging and limited biopsies may be covered with approval.
To apply for this program, you can speak with our Care Managers, nursing staff or your physician.
Text4baby is a FREE cell phone text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Text messages are sent three times a week with information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and care for an infant. The text messages are timed to the pregnant woman’s due date or the baby’s date of birth.
The free text messages provide tips on subjects including breastfeeding, car seat safety, developmental milestones, emotional well being, exercise and fitness, immunizations, labor and delivery, nutrition, prenatal care, safe sleep, stop smoking and more. To register, send a text message to the number 511411 with the word BABY or BEBE (for Spanish messages). The free Text4baby app is also available for download.