CAPWN expands reproductive health offerings

CAPWN expands reproductive health offerings
The CAPWN Health Center in Gering (KNEB/RRN)
October 2nd, 2023 | News Release / Scott Miller

EDITOR’S NOTE: A clarification of the terminology used in the original news release has been issued as of Wed., Oct. 4, and can be found here.

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN) is expanding its reproductive health services to meet what organization representatives say is a growing need in the community.

In a news release issued Monday, officials said CAPWN now offers a variety of services, including:

  • Contraceptive counseling and services
  • Pregnancy testing and abortion care
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Infertility counseling and services

“We are committed to providing comprehensive reproductive health care to everyone in our community,” said Dr. Gage Stermensky, CSO of CAPWN. “We know that access to these services is essential for people’s health and well-being.”

CAPWN’s reproductive health services are available to all patients, regardless of their income or insurance status, and patients could schedule an appointment by calling CAPWN or visiting the CAPWN website.

While the release did not detail the specific additions, neither ‘infertility services’ nor ‘abortion care’ appear on the current CAPWN website as medical services offered through their reproductive health programs. KNEB News reached out to CAPWN for clarification on what services would be provided under either category, but Dr. Stermensky was not immediately available to elaborate.

Meanwhile, in the release Dr. Stermensky said “We are here to help people make informed choices about their reproductive health. We want to make sure that everyone has the information and resources they need to make the best decision for themselves.”

CAPWN is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive primary care services to low-income and uninsured individuals in western Nebraska. CAPWN has three clinics located in Gering, Scottsbluff, and Chadron.

For more information about CAPWN’s reproductive health services, please call 308.632.2540 or visit


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