Women have unique healthcare needs and the environment in which a woman is cared for should be woman-centered; focused on her. From your first routine gynecologic exam through motherhood and beyond the menopausal years, the CMH Women’s Center is committed to providing personalized, comprehensive medical care of the highest quality.
Our team of caregivers includes certified nurse midwives and board-certified obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/Gyns) trained in gynecological, obstetrical and urological care for women. Together, with other members of your women’s healthcare team, they believe it is a great honor to provide services that meet your changing needs, at every stage in your life. The CMH Women’s Center promises to work with you to make collaborative and informed decisions about your healthcare.
CMH and North Star Doula collaborate to offer a four-week comprehensive childbirth education series that starts the first Thursday of every month from 6:30-8 p.m. Weekly classes are held at Rivers Zen Yoga Studio (1410 Marine Dr., Astoria). There is also an intensive weekend course every other month at the CMH Columbia Center (2021 Marine Dr., Astoria). For more information and how to register, visit North Star Doula’s website.
If you are an expectant mother and an Oregon Health Plan (OHP) member, be sure to sign up for the First Steps program. First Steps is a free incentive program of Columbia Pacific CCO that rewards you for making healthy choices during your pregnancy. You can earn more than $100 in Amazon.com gift cards for taking steps to help you have a healthy pregnancy!
To sign up for First Steps:
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment? click to open
A: Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment? click to open
A: When you arrive, please check in at the desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, x-ray or lab tests may be required during your appointment, but we’ll let you know that before your appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may last a little longer than normal.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test? click to open
A: Normal results may be sent by mail. We will call you to talk about any concerning test results, or to schedule a follow-up appointment. All results are provided after our caregivers receive the final report, which may take a week or more for some tests. If you’ve not heard from us within seven (7) days, please call the office at 503-338-7595. Please note that results can be given directly to the patient or authorized representative only. If you would like to authorize anyone other than yourself to have access to your medical information, ask us for a release of information authorization form.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled? click to open
A: If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed.
Q: I had a positive pregnancy test. Should I come in to be seen? click to open
A: Call our office at 503-338-7595 to make an appointment. We will be happy to see you and answer any questions you may have.
Q: What activities can I do while pregnant? click to open
A: Call our office at 503-338-7595 to make an appointment. Your medical provider will work with you to develop a personalized healthcare plan for your pregnancy. Please note that you may designate a Care Partner to assist you with managing your healthcare at CMH.
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