Community Health Center of Niagara

Meet Emily LaDuca, women’s health and family planning nurse practitioner

Meet Emily LaDuca, women’s health and family planning nurse practitioner at the Community Health Center of Niagara, located at 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls.

LaDuca is a Buffalo native who graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2008 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She graduated from UB in 2010 with a master’s in nursing and women’s health nurse practitioner degree.

For the past eight and a half years she has worked tirelessly in the field of family planning. LaDuca, along with four other qualified health professionals, oversees the family planning benefit program at Community Health Center of Niagara, designed to increase access to the full range of FDA-approved contraceptive methods, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and methods.

CHCN accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most insurances. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are approved (based on income and family size), the family planning benefit program provides free family planning services without copay or deductible. A sliding fee scale is also provided for discounted prices for contraception and insertions.

What does family planning mean and what family planning services does CHCN offer?

Family planning means more than just birth control at Community Health Center of Niagara. It gives men, women and teens access to quality sexual and reproductive health care, as well as control over the decision of when to start or expand your family.

Services include confidential access to sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and treatment, HIV testing, counseling and education.

We have on-site treatment medications available for clients and their partners who screen positive for STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc). In addition, our women’s health services include the annual preventive exams (breast exams and pap smear tests) and imaging referrals. We also host mobile mammogram events each year during National Breast Cancer Month in the Highland Avenue parking lot as well as other sites in Buffalo, Lockport and Cheektowaga.

Confidential services are available if you don’t want mail or phone calls going directly to your home. This is notated in your chart to ensure your request for privacy is respected.

There is also access to translation services for clients who do not speak English or have limited English ability.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Emily LaDuca or check out any other services (adult and pediatric medicine, dental, and behavior health), contact CHCN. Remember, the Community Health Center of Niagara is building healthy communities one patient at a time!

Community Health Center of Niagara • 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls • 716-986-9199   www.chcb.net

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