Changes are coming to Prince William Health District (PWHD) services.
The agency is combining most of those offered at the Woodbridge Clinic, including women’s wellness.
Refugees may receive screenings at the Manassas location, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
Testing and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) as well as services for teenagers will still be provided in Manassas and Woodbridge.
Staff members will provide screenings and treatment for Tuberculosis to individuals.
A shortage of nurses and the PWHD’s inability to fill available nursing positions is resulting in the adjustment.
“The decision to reduce services and discontinue offering certain services at our Manassas clinic was difficult; however, our priority is serving the public’s health, which sometimes means making hard choices about which services we are able to provide at what level,” PWHD Director Dr. Alison Ansher said in a release. “We will offer our support and assistance to our clients and the community during this time of transition.”
Openings for appointments may be later than normal and clinic visitors may be able to find services elsewhere.
PWHD will help refer clients to other healthcare options.
Once new staff members are hired and oriented, the health district is going to reconsider its services.
Nursing positions are available. Those who are interested may learn more information and apply on the Virginia Jobs website.
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