180 Women Turned Away A Day For Healthcare In Memphis

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(Memphis) A Mid-South faith-based provider is expanding its services for women and teens in need in Memphis.

Thursday, Christ Community Health Services celebrated the opening of its first women’s health center at 2400 Poplar in Midtown.

Christ Community Health Services has seven medical centers and says 64 percent of their patients are women.

In the past, they have been forced to turn away about 180 women a day.

They said the new women’s health center will be a one stop shop where women can get any kind of care they need, but they also hope it decreases the infant mortality rate which is the highest in the country.

“We are doing prenatal classes and we want to educate women about how to care of themselves and their babies,” said Dr. Kira Cooley.

Christ Community Health Services sees about 34,00o women a year.