Women’s Community Clinic & UCSF School of Nursing Collaborate to Offer Prenatal Services

October 13, 2011

Women’s Community Clinic & UCSF School of Nursing Collaborate to Offer Prenatal Services

New partnership provides vital services to low-income pregnant women

SAN FRANCISCO (October 13, 2011) – Women’s Community Clinic and the UCSF School of Nursing have joined forces to offer prenatal services to women with limited access to health care services.  The Women’s Community Clinic recently expanded to a new, larger facility at 1833 Fillmore Street, allowing space for expansion of services and the launch of this new collaborative program. Formerly at the UCSF Mt. Zion campus, The UCSF Young Women’s Program is thrilled to have its new home at the Women’s Community Clinic.

The UCSF Young Women’s Program at Women’s Community Clinic serves low-income, pregnant young women while creating career‐enhancing service learning opportunities to UCSF nursing students. Building off of the longstanding reputation of UCSF’s Young Women’s Program for high quality, accessible prenatal services and the Women’s Community Clinic’s reputation for providing respectful care for uninsured women, the partnership will provide much‐needed services for pregnant women in a community clinic setting.

The partnership will focus on providing excellent clinical care to women and girls while simultaneously working to inspire future health professionals.  Prenatal services will be delivered by UCSF nursing faculty and students.  The goals of the Program are to: (1) Provide prenatal care services and support to pregnant women, with a focus on teens – thereby increasing the capacity of the Young Women’s Program and the scope of the Clinic’s services;  (2) Provide UCSF nursing students with valuable learning opportunities and enhance their future employment opportunities.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with UCSF School of Nursing to provide prenatal services to young women in our community,” said Carlina Hansen, Executive Director of the Women’s Community Clinic. “It is critical that pregnant women receive the quality care that they need and deserve.”

The UCSF Young Women’s Program at Women’s Community Clinic will be open Tuesday from 8:30am-12:00pm and Thursday from 12:30-5:00pm.

About Women’s Community Clinic: Women’s Community Clinic is committed to meeting the sexual and reproductive health care needs of Bay Area women and girls. Our volunteer-based model of care-the only one of its kind in the Bay Area-is highly effective in enabling underserved women to directly access health care services. We honor our mission to improve the health and well-being of women and girls by providing accessible and affordable sexual and reproductive health services, outreach services, and health training programs. Since 1999, we have served more than 25,000 women and trained more than 700 health worker volunteers. womenscommunityclinic.org

This project is/was supported by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under Affordable Care Act: Nurse Managed Health Clinics, grant number T56HP20656, $1,459,366.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by, the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the US Government.

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