Orange County offers a wide range of women’s health and wellness centers catering especially to the needs of females.
Here’s a quick guide:
Women’s Wellness Center
One Hoag Drive, P.O. Box 6100, Newport Beach, 1-800-701-4624; hoaghospital.org
Conveniently located within Hoag Hospital, the newly opened Women’s Wellness Center is located in the Sue and Bill Gross Women’s Pavilion. The center’s mission is to help women become active participants in their own health care, offering complete health assessments and disease-risk profiles. Classes on stress reduction therapies or healthy cooking are meant to educate women on making healthy lifestyle choices, while courses on osteoporosis and menopause management provide more specific information. If your needs can’t be met at the Wellness Center, Hoag Hospital also has a Breast Cancer Center and offers Family-Centered Maternal Child Services, including postpartum educational support.
South Coast Midwifery & Women’s Health Care
4650 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, (949) 654-2727; southcoastmidwifery.com
South Coast Midwifery operates on the philosophy that the healthy female body is equipped to give birth without intervention. Covered by most insurance carriers, the basic fees include on-call Nurse Midwife 24 hours and Birth Care Basics Classes. Besides facilities dedicated to birthing babies the old fashion way, South Coast Midwifery also specializes in normal female reproductive health care including pap smears and breast exams. There are educational classes on breastfeeding and car seat safety as well.
Women’s Health Center
9940 Talbert Avenue, Ste 303, Fountain Valley, (714) 378-5606; www.thewhc.com
Offering services for everyone from your little sister to your grandmother, the Women’s Health Center pays special attention to the specific care each different age group requires. There are hormone therapies for menopausal women, screenings and treatments of sexually transmitted diseases and a variety of contraception options, including a new permanent birth-control procedure called Essure, which is incision-free.
Women's Imaging Center
Batavia Woods Medical Complex, 705 West La Veta, Suite 107, Orange, (714) 771-8360; womensimagingcenter.com
As the self-proclaimed women’s resource for all imaging needs, the Women’s Imaging Center provides advanced ultra-sound techniques for pelvic and breast areas. The center also offers second opinion consultations for any imaging done elsewhere. Diagnostic mammography and bone density screening are also available, as is ductogram, cyst aspiration and diagnostic radiology.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Women’s Hospital
24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills, (949) 837-4500
Saddleback Health Center at Talega
1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa, Ste. 180, San Clemente, (949) 452-7255; memorialcare.org
The Saddleback Memorial Women’s Hospital has a maternity ward recognized for its successes and experience with high-risk births and high-risk multiple births. You can also visit the Saddleback Health Center at Talega’s Breast Cancer Center for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.