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Name:Santa Cruz Women's Health Center
Alternate Name(s):Centro de Salud para Mujeres
Address:250 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-427-3500
Fax Number:831-457-2486
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Description:The Santa Cruz Women's Health center (SCWHC) is a private nonprofit primary health care and health education center operated by and for women. The center provides quality health care services for women and children in a unique setting. Our approach includes a strong commitment to health care maintenance, health education, advocacy, cultural sensitivity, affordability and personalized care.

SCWHC is currently located in downtown Santa Cruz and will be opening a second clinic in Live Oak at the East Cliff Village Shopping Center in early 2014.

SCWHC has been planning expansion to respond to growing community need and increased demand for primary care resulting from health care reform. The Live Oak clinic will be a family health and pediatrics center offering primary care for women, men, and children. In addition to adding services for men, SCWHC has partnered with Dominican Hospital to enable the new clinic to provide services for 1,600 low-income children currently served by the Dominican Hospital Pediatrics Clinic.

ELIGIBILITY: Our focus is on women and children and we welcome individuals and families of all races, classes, religions, physical abilities, cultures, ages and sexual orientations. For the county's low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents. We have a particular commitment to providing services to those who face barriers to care due to economic status, disability, sexual orientation, mental illness, or immigration status.

FEES: Fees are sliding scale. Medi-Cal, Medicare, cash and several insurance plans are accepted.

Mission:The mission of the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center is to provide quality health services and to advocate the feminist goals of social, political and economic equality.
Programs:**NEW** Affordable Care Act
Certified Education and Enrollment Centers
Our advocates can connect your family to programs such as Medi-Cal and the Covered California Health Exchange.
Contact Ruth at

Women's Health/Gynecological Care
Family Planning
Prenatal Care
General Medicine
Pregnancy Testing (Walk-in Appointments)
Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment
Special Programs

In addition to medical services we offer:
Information and Referral Services
Medical Services:

Perinatal Education and Counseling
Mental Health Counseling (for patients only)
Integrative Medicine
Health Education and Publications

Reach Out and Read Program:
In the exam room, medical providers trained in the developmental strategies of early literacy encourage parents to read aloud to their young children, and offer age-appropriate tips.
Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled:Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Physical Location:Santa Cruz
Funding Source:Varies

Leslie  Conner
Executive Director

Subject Headings
Alternative Medicine
Birth Control
Birth Control Counseling
Breast Examinations
Case/Care Management
Community Clinics
Family Planning
Gynecology Services
Health Care
Health Education
Health Insurance Information/Counseling
HIV Testing
Information and Referral
Mental Health Care and Counseling
Pregnancy Counseling
Pregnancy Testing
Prenatal Care
Private Nonprofits
Sexually Transmitted Disease Control
Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening
Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment
This record last modified December 19, 2013