The doctors and health staff at this clinic put a large emphasis on making the women who arrive for their screenings comfortable, knowledgeable, and reassured about their diagnosis, treatment, and the topic of cervical cancer at large. In the past, they described having significant trouble getting patients diagnosed positively for high-risk HPV into the clinic for follow-ups and treatment. Patients would then return later on with advanced cancer and smaller chances of a full recuperation.
In the past year of its operation, the clinic has made many changes including placing a large focus on maintaining their patients and making the one annual consultation a comfortable and accessible appointment for the women. Many of the women in the waiting area were very nervous and refused photos for this reason, but their connection to the gynecologists and health staff was evident. Any women who arrived next door at the family planning clinic (including many young mothers and pregnant women) also receive a small educational talk on cervical cancer and were given a HPV test administered on the spot.