Women’s Health

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening - Sage Program

Sage, the largest program within the Sage Screening Program family, is a breast and cervical cancer screening program. For eligible women, Sage provides free office visits for breast and cervical exams, as well as a screening mammogram and Pap tests. If one of your screening tests shows a problem, Sage covers many diagnostic services and can often connect to treatment coverage, if needed. Sage partners with over 400 clinics throughout the state. JMHS is proud to be a Sage partner.

Sage Screening Program Services and Eligibility

Call 1-888-6HEALTH (1-888-643-2584) to see if you’re eligible and schedule an appointment.

Digital Mammography

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A mammogram is a look for changes in the breast that are not normal by use of a low-dose x-ray exam. A doctor called a radiologist to will examine the results and be able to see changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. All women should have their breast examined. If symptoms appear, such as a change in the shape or size of a breast, a lump, nipple discharge, or pain, you should see your physician.

Johnson Memorial Health Services is pleased to provide digital mammograms in-house. The Hologenic Selenia Lorad machine provides exceptionally sharp, digital images with excellent contrast and consistency as well as flexible tools for the technologist.

Mammograms are available five days a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 – 4:30 | Tuesday: 7:00 – 4:30 | Thursday: 8:30 – 7:00. All mammograms are interpreted by Voyageur Radiology with reports sent to your practitioner.

Call 320-769-4323 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about Mammograms

Endometrial Ablation

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If you experience debilitating heavy periods Endometrial Ablation might be right for you. An endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Monte Merrell, OB/GYN at Johnson Memorial Health Services. The procedure uses heated saline to treat the uterine lining, or endometrium. Ideal candidates are premenopausal women for whom child-bearing is complete. Ask your practitioner if an Endometrial Ablation procedure is right for you.

Call 320-312-2133 to schedule a consultation.

Nexplanon Implant

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Nexplanon is a progestin –only (estrogen-free),  implant indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy. The Nexplanon implant is placed in the inner, upper arm. This means it is hidden from view.  It is done as an outpatient procedure and most women return to their normal activities the same day. Effective for up to 3 years and by the end of the third year may be replaced by a new implant at the time of removal if continued contraceptive protection is desired. Nexplanon puts a steady, low dose of hormone into your bloodstream keeping an egg from being released by your ovary and also prevents sperm from reaching the egg.  This method is convenient for busy women who don’t want to worry about daily, weekly or monthly administration. This is safe in breastfeeding and may be placed after the 4th week postpartum. After placement your chance of getting pregnant is very low (less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women who use Nexplanon for 1 year).

Carla Lee, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner is trained and certified in the Nexplanon implant.  If you are interested in more information and to see if you would be a candidate for the Nexplanon, please call the clinic at 320-769-4393 and ask to schedule a Nexplanon consult with Carla Lee FNP-C. This consult will include important safety information to make sure the Nexplanon is the best choice for you. Most insurance providers covers this benefit. Ask your insurance provider if your plan will cover Nexplanon.