Women offered preventive health screenings and chronic disease management through Well Woman


CONTACT: Tracy Taylor
(334) 756-0758

CONTACT: Sabrina Horn
(334) 206-5672

Russell County Health Department, along with Macon and Montgomery County Health Departments in the East Central Public Health District of Alabama, currently offers a program called Well Woman.

The Well Woman program creates the opportunity for women ages 15-55 to receive preventative health screenings and management of chronic diseases. The goal of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Well Woman program is to provide care to women of childbearing age both before, after, and between pregnancies as a foundation for wellness, through health counseling/coaching, health promotion, chronic disease identification and planning/adopting a healthy lifestyle.

The program started in 2017 as a pilot program in Butler, Dallas and Wilcox counties. The successes of the program in those three counties led to an expansion. In October 2018, ADPH received funds from a governor’s initiative addressing infant mortality, and a dedicated portion of these funds were combined with the Title V MCH federal funds to expand the Well Woman program to Montgomery, Macon and Russell counties.

“A Well Woman visit begins with the woman visiting the county health department for her services,” Tracy Taylor, nurse coordinator, said. “Please call the Russell County Health Department at (334) 297-0251 or visit us at 1850 Crawford Road in Phenix City, Ala., to schedule an appointment and start living a healthier lifestyle.”

Russell County Health Department operating hours are from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.