Women’s Health and Pregnancy
Women's Health refers to comprehensive women’s health care as well as health issues that are unique to women, including:
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 hospital:
Breast Care Coordinator
Hospital East Annex, 2nd Floor (General Surgery), (904) 542-7857
Labor & Delivery
Our team is honored to care for you and your family during this special time, in family-centered suites at our Baby Friendly - certified hospital.
Your labor experience is based on your needs, and your family is always welcome. We specialize in pain management services, including natural labor (such as Hypnobirthing®) and a full range of medications (from nitrous oxide to epidurals). When a c-section is needed, we provide skin-to-skin care (for mom and baby bonding) and a family-friendly operating room.
For a tour or a free class, call (904) 542-BABY (2229). Our classes include: New OB, Prepared Childbirth, Hypnobirthing®, Baby Boot Camp, Breastfeeding, and Infant Massage. Expecting parents can sign up for a free educational newsletter (and see a virtual tour of our labor & maternity units) on UbiCare
(904) 542-7705 / 7704; Hospital Central Tower, 6th Floor
Hospital Central Tower, 8th Floor
Maternal Infant Unit
We’re proud to care for babies and moms at our Baby Friendly - certified hospital.
Spouses or significant others are welcome to stay the night, and visiting hours are 24/7. We offer couplet care (mom and baby together), breastfeeding counseling from our lactation nurses, “Siesta for the Fiesta” (daily quiet time to support you in feeding your baby), newborn hearing screening, a 24/7 educational “newborn channel” on your in-room TV, and a state-of-the-art infant security system. For safety, you need an installed car seat, before leaving the hospital.
Please call (904) 542-BABY (2229) for our free classes (New OB, Prepared Childbirth, Hypnobirthing®, Baby Boot Camp, Breastfeeding, Infant Massage). Expecting parents can sign up for a free educational newsletter (and see a virtual tour of our labor & maternity units) on UbiCare
Hospital Central Tower, 8th Floor, (904) 542-7709 / 7708
The Newborn Clinic sees your baby two to three days after you’re discharged from the hospital. During your visit, we assess feeding, weight gain, jaundice, circumcision healing, and answer your questions.
Hospital East Annex, 1st
Floor (at Pediatrics)
Breastfeeding is welcome at all of our facilities. In addition, a “Milky Way” room is available for breast pumping at our hospital’s Pediatrics Clinic, and Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville offers a lactation pod.
Birth Certificates & DEERS
Before leaving the hospital, you’ll complete a birth certificate application with Admissions. Admissions will electronically file it with Duval County Health Department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. Admissions will also give you information so you can request an original, certified certificate of live birth from Duval County Health Department. For more information, contact Admissions at (904) 542-7811.
To get a copy of your birth certificate (in person, by mail, by phone, or online), please visit Florida Department of Health in Duval County:
To update your personnel record and enroll your child in DEERS (at Personnel Support Detachment), you must obtain an original, certified certificate of live birth from the Duval County Health Department. It’s critical to register your newborn in DEERS immediately, in order to establish TRICARE eligibility for essential early health care. Children not registered in DEERS within 365 days after birth or adoption will lose all TRICARE eligibility. For more information, contact DEERS at (800) 533-9552.
Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB / GYN)
Services include cancer screenings, contraception, prenatal care, and management of menstrual disorders. For educational classes on pregnancy, birth, and newborns, call (904) 542-BABY (2229). Hospital East Annex, 1st Floor, (904) 542-7419
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:
For patients who are age 65 and older and using TRICARE For Life, you can still get women's preventive screenings. Get more information about these and other TRICARE covered services at: https://tricare.mil/coveredservices/isitcovered/