Established in April of 2015, the Port Towns Family Health and Wellness Center is a facility in Colmar Manor, MD that caters to the needs of the Port Towns communities and beyond. Serving as both a health center and as the headquarters for Access, The Center provides social services, community health resource information, and a variety of health classes such as smoking cessation, childbirth education, depression reduction and recognition, relaxation, parenting, and healthy decision making classes. The Center is the catalyst for community health engagement in partnership with other entities such as Prince George’s County Hospital, Kaiser Permanente Foundation, and the Fort Lincoln Medical Center.
On May 15, 2015, the Access to Wholistic and Productive Living (AWPLI) held its ceremonial grand opening for its new facility and headquarters, The Port Towns Family Health and Wellness Center in Colmar Manor, Maryland. The Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life and increase healthy life expectancy among disadvantaged racial/ethnic individuals and families. The Center provides a wide variety of services including but not limited to health screenings for chronic diseases (i.e. hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol), free HIV testing, free pregnancy tests, reduced cost childbirth education classes, and tobacco cessation classes. The Center also provides workshops on diabetes prevention, chronic disease management, stress management, and mental health. In addition, the Bright Beginnings of Prince George’s County Home Visiting Program, housed within the Center, provides home visiting and case management services to pregnant and parenting women.
Read the Gazette’s article about the Center (here).