Welcome to Tucson Women's Center. We are Southern Arizona's leading privately owned women's health and family planning facility. Our mission is to provide you with the services you need when you need them most. If you think that you are pregnant, it is important to establish care quickly regardless of your insurance status. Our pregnancy confirmation program allows you to quickly and affordably determine how far you are into the pregnancy, and whether there are any problems using ultrasound technology. If you are continuing your pregnancy, we can schedule you to see one of our obstetricians for prenatal care. If you are continuing your pregnancy but are uninsured, you may qualify for the Baby Arizona insurance program. Baby Arizona is part of Arizona's AHCCCS program which provides assistance to Arizonans in need of medical services. We will help you to apply for the program and establish care with one of our obstetricians.
Family Planning and Women's Health Services
If you are considering an abortion, it is very important to understand all of the options available to you. If you are unsure of what you want to do, you can schedule an appointment for options counseling. After an ultrasound, the doctor will review treatment options and discuss programs that are available to support your decision. If you have already decided to have an abortion, you can schedule a pregnancy confirmation visit and request a follow-up appointment for the procedure of your choice at that visit.
Arizona law requires that patients seeking abortion be informed of state mandated consent material at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled abortion. These materials must be read to the patient by the physician doing the abortion. What this law means is that PATIENTS MUST NOW MAKE TWO VISITS TO THE OFFICE. At the first visit, the physician will read the state mandated materials to you. Click the link to see a copy of the state mandated materials for medical abortion or to see the state mandated materials for surgical abortion. For your convenience, we will also use this time to explain your procedure to you and to answer any questions that you may have. At the second visit, the actual procedure will take place. Please remember that the law requires that your second visit be scheduled AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER THE TIME THAT YOU HEAR THE STATE MANDATED MATERIALS. For example, if you sign the form acknowledging that you have heard these materials at 9:00 am on your first visit, your second visit must be scheduled any time after 9:00 am the following day.
Minors seeking abortion must now bring at least 1 parent to the office so that the parental consent form can be signed and notarized. Abortions can also be performed on minors who have court ordered permission. You can find out more about Arizona law as it relates to minors seeking abortion by going to the Arizona Supreme Court website.
Tucson Women’s Center offers a full menu of gynecology and family planning services. We support your good health by offering the following:
• Screening for breast cancer
• Screening for cancers of the female genital tract
• Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) for women and their partners.
For women who wish to prevent and/or delay pregnancy, we offer:
• All forms of hormonal contraception including birth control pills and shots
• Mirena and ParaGard intrauterine devices (IUD’s), diaphragms, and other birth control devices
• Permanent sterilization (tubal ligations and vasectomy referrals)
• Plan B emergency contraception (click here to purchase Plan B in our online store)
Medical Weight Loss
Tucson Women’s Center offers weight loss programs to fit the individual goals of our patients. Our standard weight loss program emphasizes portion control using appetite suppression, followed by lifestyle changes relating to diet and exercise. You can find out more about our programs by clicking on the “Medical Weight Loss” icon on the left side of this page. We look forward to helping you make a positive change in your life and health.
Our office does not offer the Releana® Weight Loss program (also known as HCG). Our staff and patients that have participated in this program have reported weight loss that is much less than is promised by the manufacturer (6-8 lbs/month rather than 20lbs). Also, our patients have been uniformly hungry on this regimen which requires strict adherence to a 600 calorie no carbohydrate diet. We believe that exercise is an important part of any sensible weight loss program. It is impossible to exercise or even maintain your normal activity level with such severe caloric restrictions. Our findings are also supported by other clinical studies which show no weight loss benefits. Given the expense of this drug, coupled with the consistently disappointing results, we do not offer any HCG weight loss regimens.