Women have unique healthcare needs. That’s why we created the Center for Women’s Health. With two stand-alone units on Staten Island, we are able to provide a warm and welcoming space for women to receive services tailored specifically to them.
We provide a full spectrum of obstetric and gynecologic programs and are equipped to address a wide range of issues including:
- High-risk pregnancy
- Pre-menstrual syndrome
- Urinary incontinence
- Abnormal Pap tests
Many diagnostic and treatment options can occur right in our center. When other services (such as cancer care) are needed, we work closely with other units at the hospital to ensure that your needs are met in a seamless and effective way.
Services we provide
Free pregnancy testing
- Fridays 9am - noon
- A physician is available to answer any questions. No appointment necessary.
- Experts agree that breastfeeding is the safest and healthiest choice for mothers and infants. Free breastfeeding workshops are available for pregnant women and new moms led by registered nurse certified lactation counselors.
- Call (718) 226-8518
General office gynecology
- Screening, laboratory services, immunization and family planning
- Call (718) 226-6550
High-risk obstetrical care
- Prenatal and postpartum care for high-risk pregnancies
- Call (718) 226-6550
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility programs
- We treat infertility from both the male and female perspective. Our center is a comprehensive resource for the evaluation of fertility factors, treatment, and referrals for in vitro fertilization.
- We offer endometrial biopsies, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), and all phases of inpatient or outpatient surgery.
Gynecologic oncology (cancer care)
- Coordinated with a gynecologic oncologist, we offer cancer services at Staten Island University Hospital.
- We provide diagnosis, treatment, education and support for patients and partners with abnormal Pap test results.
- We offer evaluation and surgical and nonsurgical therapies for regaining bladder control.
- Call (866) 723-3733
Postpartum depression (PPD) affects up to 10 percent of women following the delivery of a baby and may occur any time within the first year after giving birth. PPD can range from the more common "baby blues" to severe depression that threatens the well-being of both mother and baby.
PPD symptoms may include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of energy
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty concentrating
- Feeling overwhelmed or hopeless
- Feelings of guilt
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Thoughts of suicide (in extreme cases)
Our center provides support and treatment for PPD, often using a combination of antidepressants and therapy.
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, please call your physician or a mental health professional immediately. If you feel as if you may harm yourself or your baby, go to Staten Island University Hospital's emergency department immediately.
For more information, please contact the Postpartum Resource Center of New York at Postpartumny.org or call their helpline at (631) 422-2255.
Child preparation classes
Expectant parents have many questions and can benefit from expert guidance. We have courses available to help you navigate pregnancy, delivery and baby care.