When you are a patient at the Maternal Child Health Center, you will be cared for by a staff, which specializes in women's health care. The team includes physicians, a physicians assistant or nurse practitioner, and registered nurses. Other services available include sonography, social services, nutritional counseling, financial counseling and phlebotomy.
Your Pregnancy Care
Your pregnancy care will start with an initial visit that includes meeting an obstetrical (OB) nurse who will begin your patient education, and a physician or physicians assistant or nurse practitioner, who will perform a medical history and physical exam.
You will also have your blood drawn and meet with the social worker, nutritionist and a business office representative. This visit will take about three hours and is very important in order to establish you into care. Following the initial visit, you will be seen monthly until 28 weeks, then every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until you deliver. Other visits will be scheduled as needed.
Women's health care including annual examination, testing, treatment and surgery for any gynecological problems is provided.
Office Hours and Appointments
Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for routine and acute appointments. If you cannot keep an appointment, please call the office at least 24 hours in advance. If you will be late for an appointment, please call to let us know.
The office phone number is (315) 703-5200. You may call this number to schedule an appointment or with any questions or concerns. If you have questions or concerns, a nurse will return you call to discuss them with you.
Please call during office hours at least three days in advance of when you will need medicine refilled.
When You are Hospitalized
If you need to be hospitalized, you will be admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center.
After Hours Care
If you need to speak with a physician about an acute problem when the office is closed, please call (315) 703-5200. Our answering service will take your message and contact our on-call physician who will call you back. Please call the answering service before going to the emergency room. If you feel you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room and identify yourself as a patient at St. Joseph's Maternal Child Health Center. If possible, go to St. Joseph's emergency room where one of your doctors will available to be actively involved in your care.
How to Pay For Our Services
The fees charged by our office are based on the services rendered. A business office representative is available to assist you as needed. Medicaid applications can be processed through our office. Please notify our office with all changes in your address, phone number, or insurance coverage. Please bring your insurance card and identification to each visit.
New York State Department of Health HIV Primary Care Medicaid Program
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center participates in the New York State Department of Health HIV Primary Care Medicaid Program in order to reach out to patients to facilitate early treatment options. For more information please call (315) 448-5480.
Learn more about Family-centered Obstetrics services or view our Schedule of Classes.