Women’s Health Care
We provide quality healthcare services that meet the unique needs of women throughout their lives. Our family physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, ob/gyns and other specialists, as well as our health educators, nutritionists, social workers, and behavioral health providers, work together to provide comprehensive and holistic care to women of all ages. We believe in helping women become healthy and stay healthy. Our staff spends time counseling patients on ways to promote health and well-being such as eating right, exercise, and getting specific tests and screenings based on a woman’s age and other factors.
All of our health centers offer a range of services for women. Services include:
- Gynecological care
- Family planning
- Prenatal care (including CenteringPregnancy™ groups)
- Specialized care for women with HIV/AIDS
We are pleased to offer women a broad range of confidential reproductive health care services at all of our health centers.
Find a health center near you and call for an appointment:
All of our centers offer routine gynecological care including:
- PAP tests
- Internal exams
- Education, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV
Some centers also offer:
- Colposcopy and cryosurgery (for abnormal PAP tests)
The Institute offers a wide range of birth control options including condoms, hormonal birth control (the pill, patch, ring, depo shot), progestin and copper IUDs and progestin implants. Emergency contraception is also available at our centers. We can help you choose the most appropriate method. We provide miscarriage management and offer options counseling when needed.
Free IUDs: At The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street Practice in Manhattan, we offer free IUDs and sub-dermal contraceptive implants (Implanon) to women and teens. Call 212-206-5200 to make an appointment.
Family physicians provide prenatal care! At most of our sites, our family physicians, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives care for a woman right up until delivery. We coordinate the care with providers at the hospitals where women choose to have their babies. New mothers and babies can return to their provider for postpartum and newborn care.
Three of our centers, The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street in Manhattan, Family Health Center of Harlem, and the OB/GYN and Specialty Care Center in Kingston, have providers who also assist you during the delivery of your baby. In Kingston, our OB/GYNs, family physicians, and nurse midwives deliver at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus (Kingston Hospital). At our 17th Street Practice and Family Health Center of Harlem, our family physicians deliver at the Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side.
CenteringPregnancy™ brings women out of exam rooms and into groups for their care. Women receive a clinical exam and nutritional assessment with their healthcare provider. Following the initial visit, they are invited to join with 6-10 other women with similar expected dates of delivery for group self-care activities. The group meets every month for the first four months and then every two weeks. Partners or family members can also attend. Participants discuss topics of interest related to pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, and personal growth. In addition, women participate in self-care activities, including measuring their own blood pressure and weight, entering data on their personal tracking chart, and completing self-assessment sheets. Women who participate in Centering Pregnancy are not only more satisfied with their care, they tend to have healthier pregnancies and healthier babies!
We offer CenteringPregnancy™ at:
The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street
Stevenson Family Health Center
Walton Family Health Center
Family Health Center of Harlem