POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:48am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Discounted tests and screenings, free checkups and monthly health fairs are some of the services Valley Baptist Healthy Women's Center is offering local women.
"It's an outreach, pretty much, for women of all ages, um, to come in, start learning, get educated, get motivated to live a healthier life."
"It's gonna be very available for this specific area of the community. We don't have a lot of access to these type of centers in the area and for education specifically."
This new women's center is designed to help Valley women lead healthier lifestyles. With the kick-off event set for this Saturday, women can check their health monthly at no cost.
"Women in the Valley can come to Valley Baptist Healthy Women's Center for a free pregnancy test, free diabetes check and free blood pressure check."
"We're gonna kick it off with a Zumba, we're gonna provide healthy snacks and shakes as well as we'll have a presenter pretty much talking about women's health."
A couple of Valley women say they welcome this new health resource.
"A lot of women here in the Valley don't have high income so free testing would be really convenient for a lot of women and it would be great because a lot of women here don't have healthcare either."
"They're getting all the help they need. They can, um, at least go somewhere they know they can be safe, they can be - they wouldn't have to have any problems, no worries at all."
Reporting in Brownsville, Marty Watson, KVEO News Center 23.