Women's Health & Pregnancy
Women's Health refers to comprehensive women’s health care as well as health issues that are unique to women, including:
- Conditions of the Female Organs
Be sure to get early and regular prenatal care to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. You should also get recommended breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bone density screenings.
Our goal is to ensure the health and readiness of all women at every stage of life.
Women's Health Services
We provide the following Women’s Health services at the Martin Army Community Hospital:
- Contraception counseling and procedures (IUDs, Nexplanon Insertion),
- Limited infertility work up and treatment,
- Well Woman exams,
- Management of dysfunctional bleeding with medication/ablation,
- Management of abnormal cytology (colposcopy/LEEP Procedures)
- Use of pessaries, treatment of pelvic infections, and treatment of abscesses.
- General gynecologic care.
- We provide surgery for:
- Microscopic tubal anastomosis,
- Hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic),
- LEEP, Endometrial ablation,
- Diagnostic/operative laparoscopy,
- Vaginal surgery,
- Primary incontinence procedures,
- Dilation and curettage,
- Diagnostic/operative hysteroscopy,
- Essure hysteroscopic sterilization,
- Bilateral tubal ligation
We have physicians that provide basic medical and surgical management of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. For complex urogynecological and cancer cases, we have a Case Manager to help coordinate care with local and regional urogynecology and GYN oncology care. .
Routine Prenatal care and delivery, to include a Midwifery Service, who manages care of a select population of low risk women throughout the entire pregnancy and post-partum period. Our physicians provide High Risk Prenatal care that can be co-managed with local Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists if necessary. We provide comprehensive care for first trimester pregnancy complications to include ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages. We provide surgery for:
- Cesarean deliveries,
- Cerclage placement and removal,
- Bilateral tubal ligation,
- Dilation and curettage
Labor and Delivery (L&D)
Our state-of-the-art 5-bed labor and delivery unit comes complete with a designated 3-room triage area. We average 50 new births monthly and provide care to over 200 triage patients monthly. Our unit has a dedicated operating room and an anesthetist on deck for scheduled and unplanned procedures. We deliver at 35 weeks or greater and in addition to traditional deliveries, we also offer midwifery services. Our contemporary facilities create an atmosphere of comfort for excited parents-in-waiting. Don’t forget to ask about our Child Birth Education classes at your next OB appointment. Please be aware of the COVID restrictions for the classes. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we cannot offer guided tours of our birthing unit at the moment.
The postpartum unit features 14 private rooms as we provide infant rooming-in/couplet care to help promote family bonding during this time. Our nursery is available and staffed to handle any immediate or emergent needs that may present at delivery and functions as an infant treatment room. After delivery you will be under the care of your OB/GYN and/or OB/GYN residents. Your pediatrician will be responsible for your baby’s care and will visit daily. Your OB/GYN will also visit you each day to monitor your condition. During these visits, be sure to ask them any questions you may have regarding your recovery, medications, concerns, etc. Our wonderful team is dedicated to providing 24-hour care to you and your baby as you recover from the birthing process.
How to Make an Appointment
Call 762-408-2273, Options 3-2-1-4, to make an appointment for Women's Health and Pregnancy Services.
TRICARE Covered Services
TRICARE covers well-woman exams annually for women under age 65 with no cost-share or copayment. TRICARE offers coverage for many women’s health services, including:
Women who are age 65 and older and using TRICARE For Life can still get women’s preventive screenings. Get more information about these and other TRICARE covered services at: https://tricare.mil/coveredservices/isitcovered/
Active Duty Contraceptive Care Walk-in Clinic
Active duty service members can get all their contraceptive care in one place: MACH's new Contraceptive Care Walk-in Clinic