The Washington Women's Wellness Center, a division of Women's and Infants' Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, is a full-service department, which includes consultation, treatment and referral for a full range of gynecologic disorders, and normal and high-risk obstetrics. Physicians in the department believe in the importance of regular medical evaluation for women of all ages and stages of life.
- Annual well-women exams
- Pap smears
- Pelvic exams
- Family planning and birth control methods
- Breast exams
- Sexually transmitted infection treatment
- Tubal ligation
- Preconception counseling
- Pregnancy testing
- Prenatal diagnosis and screening including biochemical and DNA genetic testing.
Our maternity wing, utilizing private labor and delivery suites, is equipped to provide the comforts of a homelike environment with access to full resources of a major medical center to handle normal and high-risk deliveries. Each spacious suite has the latest in electronic medical records and monitoring equipment needed for a safe childbirth. The nursing staff on our mother-baby wing is specially trained to prepare expectant families for the new baby. Lactation specialists are available before and after delivery. Our experienced team of neonatologists provides seven day, 24-hour coverage in our level-three neonatal intensive care unit.
We support expectant parents' needs by offering a wide range of classes designed to help families prepare for the baby's arrival. Our programs are designed so you learn more about prepared childbirth, breast-feeding, infant care and safety, parenting skills, and more! Classes are held at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and prices include parking and refreshments. Call 202-877-6161 for a listing of classes and fees.
We also provide a weekly email newsletter for expectant and new parents that are tailored to your personal week of pregnancy and the age of your newborn. The newsletter includes customized information, news and resources. You can register for free at MedStar Washington Hospital Center ParentCare e-mail newsletter.
Our services also include options and lifestyle measures to manage the discomforts and concerns that are sometimes associated with perimenopause and menopause, such as bone mineral loss and cardiovascular disease. Our physicians perform all gynecological procedures including state-of-the-art approaches to hysteroscopy, microsurgery, videolaparoscopy and pelviscopy. Consultation and management of gynecological malignancies are conducted by two certified gynecologic oncologists. Radiation, surgical and chemotherapeutic programs are also provided. Pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence are treated by fully trained urogynecologists.
Awards and Recognitions
The Washington Women's Wellness Center, the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, the Perinatal Center and the Fibroid Center are first SCOPE Certified Offices in the District.
Washington Women's Wellness Center is located in the Physicians Office Building on the MedStar Washington Hospital Center campus. The address is:
Physicians Office Building
106 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20010
We also see patients in two satellite locations:
MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
1133 21st Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20036
MedStar Health at Mitchellville
12158 Central Avenue
Mitchellville, Maryland 20721