Aug 02, 2018
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst announced today that its Women’s Pavilion—an outpatient prenatal and obstetric care clinic located at 78-20 41st Avenue, adjacent to the hospital’s main building—has expanded its hours of operation to better accommodate patients in the community. The pavilion is now open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Women’s Pavilion offers a range of women’s health services, including walk-in pregnancy testing, prenatal care, HIV counseling and testing, genetic counseling, high-risk pregnancy services, antepartum fetal testing, and postpartum services. The pavilion also hosts free childbirth, breastfeeding, nutrition, and diabetes education classes through an ongoing health lecture series. The two-story building has spacious reception areas featuring glass facades,18 exam rooms, and on-site phlebotomy and urine labs to facilitate easy access to test results.
“NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Women’s Pavilion is a women-focused treatment center offering coordinated care all under one roof, and we are dedicated to ensuring that patients in our community are able to access high-quality obstetrical care at the pavilion through expanded hours of operation,” said Israel Rocha, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst and Vice President of NYC Health + Hospitals for OneCity Health. “Having expanded hours, including having additional appointments during the evenings and on Saturdays, will enable the Women’s Pavilion care team to better accommodate the needs of our patients and their schedules and to improve the efficiency and quality of care we provide for our expectant moms.”
“We are proud to provide expanded hours at our Women’s Pavilion,” said Dr. Barry Brown, Director of Obstetrical and Gynecological Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “Our highly-trained and experienced team of obstetricians, nurses, midwives, nutritionists, and other health care providers are able to handle a wide-range of services for pregnant women, some of whom have high-risk pregnancies due to diabetes, hypertension, or other health issues.”
Upcoming free health lecture series presentations:
August 2: Breastfeeding, 2-2:30 p.m.
August 7: Nutrition and Food Demo, 4-4:30 p.m.
August 9: Clinical Aspects of Family Planning, 4-4:30 p.m.
August 14: Clinical Aspects of Family Planning, 4-4:30 p.m.
August 16: Newborn Care, 2-2:30 p.m.
August 21: Healthy Pregnancy, 4-4:30 p.m.
August 23: WIC Services, 2-2:30 p.m.
August 28: Breastfeeding, 4-4:30 p.m.
August 30: GYN Health, 2-2:30 p.m.
And, because life needs cultural fun, too:
August 15: A concert featuring performers from the samba band Os Clavelitos, 2:30 p.m.
Women’s health services are always a high priority for the public health system, as well as New York City. In recent weeks, the de Blasio administration announced the launch of a comprehensive plan to reduce maternal deaths and life-threatening complications from childbirth among women of color. NYC Health + Hospitals is pleased to play an important role in this work.
To get more information on the Women’s Pavilion at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst or to schedule an appointment, please call 718-334-3150.