CQHCWC gets national approval for menopause specialty department

Updated: 2021-01-06



A photo captures the menopause healthcare specialty department of CQHCWC. [Photo/WeChat account of CQHCWC]

Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (CQHCWC) received approval from the National Health Commission as one of the construction units for national menopause healthcare specialty departments, according to an announcement published on Dec 31, 2020.

After five months of application review, written materials review, centralized defense and other steps, CQHCWC finally passed the evaluation for national-level maternal and child healthcare specialty department selection.

CQHCWC’s menopause healthcare specialty department is affiliated to its Gynecological Endocrinology Department and was established in 2016. It was among the first batch of the key menopause healthcare specialty departments in Chongqing in 2018.

The hospital has attached great importance to the department since its establishment and has channeled resources from multiple units to enhance its overall strength.

Currently, a multidisciplinary (psychology, nutrition, breast and traditional Chinese medicine, etc. ) collaborative model of healthcare management centered on menopausal women and a specialty department for menopause healthcare has been established to provide a one-stop, continuous and comprehensive health screening and file management service for menopausal women. Approaches such as hormone therapy and project management have been widely used.

CQHCWC will strive to improve its ability to provide menopause healthcare. It will also aim to play a specialist leadership role to guide Chongqing’s efforts to provide comprehensive medical and healthcare services for menopausal women.