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Health care on wheels is just one way a Pueblo clinic is helping women in southern Colorado

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) – A pregnancy center in Pueblo is working to make it easier for women in Southern Colorado to access lifesaving health care.

A Pregnancy Support Center (ACPC) The Women’s Clinic has served the Pueblo community for over 38 years.

The CAAA Women’s Clinic offers free reproductive care to women through a variety of options at their clinic and life support center.

Some services they offer include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy mentoring, pregnancy support, community resources, financial counseling, and referrals.

The nonprofit’s CEO, Tamra Axworthy, said she recommends schedule an appointmentbut they accept walk-ins.

The clinic is open Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If clients cannot get to the center, ACPC has a mobile unit that goes up to a 100-mile radius from Pueblo. The mobile unit was a new addition to the program in 2016. The mobile unit offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and community referrals.

Click here to see when the mobile clinic will be near you. Customers can also check out #Annthevan on Instagram to follow the van.

Inside the mobile unit

Axworthy said she would never forget helping two people adopt.

“They have an open adoption and still have a relationship with this child. It’s probably five years later now, and it’s really cool to see how these things have changed to be more practical and passionate for birth mothers as well as for adoptive parents,” Tamra Axworthy said.

Axworthy said they will also help direct clients to resources in their community if the Pueblo clinic is too far away.

“So when we partner with other agencies, we want to know where we can send people close to them…if we’re in Walsenburg, we’re not going to bring them back here for lessons. We connect someone in Walsenburg who can help them,” said Tamra Axworthy.

If you would like to make a donation to help support the CAAA Women’s Clinic, Click here.