Reproductive

Reproductive Services offered by the Cattaraugus County Health Department

Clinical Breast Exams

A clinical breast exam is an examination of the breast similar to a self breast exam but it is performed by a medical practitioner. This is another way to find lumps in the breast. Read more

Colposcopy for Abnormal Pap's

Visit the Colposcopy page on the NYS Department of Health for more information on colposcopy and abnormal pap's

Stop by or contact us to talk about Colposcopy for Abnormal Pap's.

Yearly GYN exam or Pap Test

What is a Pap smear?

The Pap smear (or Pap test) is a test done on your cervix. The cervix is the opening to the uterus or womb. The doctor or nurse uses a swab, a small brush or small wooden stick to get a sample of cells from your cervix. The sample is sent to a lab where it is looked at under a microscope. If some cells look different form normal cells, it is called an "abnormal Pap smear." Read more

Emergency Contraception

What is it?

Hormone pills to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse

How does it work?

Stops ovulation

How is it used?

Pills must be taken within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse

What are the major advantages?

Reduces risk of pregnancy in case of rape or condom breakage; easy to use; minimal medical risk

What are some possible problems?

Birth Control Methods

Most of the following birth control methods are available through Cattaraugus County Health Department. Contact us for more information. Read more

Free Pregnancy Testing

Stop in for a free pregnancy test

Stop by any of our locations for a free pregnancy test Read more

Free Confidential HIV Testing

What is HIV? What is AIDS?

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus. You may hear that someone is HIV infected, has HIV infection, or has HIV disease. These are all terms that mean the person has HIV in his or her body and can pass the virus to other people. Read more

HIV Testing Procedure

  1. When you arrive in the clinic you first need to register with the secretary. All of your information is confidential. You decide who can see the information.
  2. A nurse will discuss HIV and ways to decrease your risk factors.
  3. If you decide you want to be tested you must give your written permission.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Chlamydia

Possible Symptoms:

Discharge from vagina or penis, Painful urination, or no symptoms

Mode of Transmission:

Semen or vagina fluids

Methods of Diagnosis:

Swab test

Is It Treatable?

Yes

Is It Curable?

Yes

Possible Long-Term Effects:

Sterility, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women, miscarriage, premature birth, eye infection in newborns, ectopic pregnancy, transmission during birth. Read more

STD Testing and Treatment

  • Confidential interview, examination and consultation regarding STDs. Learn more about Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Treatment to persons infected with sexually transmitted diseases and follow-ups.
  • Provide follow up to all reported cases.
  • Provide education to individuals and groups.
  • Hepatitis A & B Prevention Program including education, testing and vaccination as indicated.
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