WISEWOMAN Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What are the WISEWOMAN Services?

  • Heart disease and stroke risk factor screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, body mass index, smoking)
  • Health risk assessment
  • Risk reduction counseling
  • Healthy Behavior Support Services and Evidence-Based Lifestyle Program
  • Follow-up for patients identified with heart disease and stroke risk factors

What is the Women’s Health Connection Program?

To find more information on the Women’s Health Connection Program, visit the program web page linked here.

What Healthy Behavior Support Services are found in Nevada?

Healthy Behavior Support Services includes Health Coaching and evidence-based lifestyle programs delivered through community-based organizations to improve a patient’s control of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease factors. The evidence-based lifestyle programs found in Nevada are on this National Diabetes Prevention Program web page.

How Do I Enroll into the WISEWOMAN Program?

How is the WISEWOMAN Program funded?

To learn more about the WISEWOMAN Program, click on this link.


Who is eligible for WISEWOMAN?

  • Clients 40-64 years of age
  • Clients with a low income (below or at 250% of the Federal Poverty Level)
  • Clients who are underinsured or uninsured
  • Clients enrolled in the Women’s Health Connection Program
    • The intent and benefit of coupling the WHC and WISEWOMAN programs is to create a stronger link to as many clients and services

What is the Federal Poverty Level?

To find more information on Federal Poverty Level, click on this link.

Contact Us

Arno Ruymaekers

WISEWOMAN Program Officer
4150 Technology Way
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 447-6511
Email:  aruymaekers@health.nv.gov

Office Location

4150 Technology Way, Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89706

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