The philosophy of Women's Health Specialists is to promote positive images of women and provide our clients with a new perspective of their bodies and health. We give women the tools to evaluate their authentic health care needs - images of women not based on a societal myth, but based on women's reality and experience. We provide women with health information so they can become knowledgeable about their normal life stages. Our goal is to empower women through support, education, self-help and services so that they can make the best health care decisions for themselves.
WHS Welcomes All Newly Enrolled Medi-Cal and Insured Clients
Women’s Health Specialists has partnered with Covered California, a new marketplace for affordable, private health insurance where you can compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget. We have certified Covered California educators on-site that can share information about the Affordable Care Act and how you may qualify for health insurance. Click here to learn about your options in the new health care exchange. Educational materials for Covered California are available in PDF format: Changes in Health Care are Coming and We've Got You Covered.
If you're newly enrolled in Medi-Cal, choose Women's Health Specialists for your reproductive health care needs. We've provided reproductive health care for over 35 years and offer all forms of birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, annual check-ups, pap smears,confidential abortions, STI testing and treatment and much more.
Women in California Leadership presents: The Hunting Ground
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Film: April 28, 2015 at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street in downtown Sacramento.
Doors open at 5:00 P.M.; Film at 6:00 P.M.
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls joins Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Vice Chair Cristina Garcia and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault( CALCASA) for a special viewing of THE HUNTING GROUND film. California passed landmark legislation last year to require colleges and universities that receive state funding to adopt an "affirmative consent" standard.
This event is free, but reservations are necessary. RSVP
Open Enrollment in Covered California for new health insurance coverage ends on April 30th, 2015.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
While Indiana has been in the spotlight over its new anti-LGBT "religious freedom" law, another state controversy is brewing. On Monday, Purvi Patel became the first person in U.S. history sentenced to prison for feticide for what the state said was an attempt to end her own pregnancy. While Patel says she had a miscarriage, delivering a stillborn fetus, prosecutors accused her of taking drugs to induce an abortion, even though no drugs were found in her system.
A once widely supported Senate bill that would create a fund for human trafficking victims has hit a snag over language Democrats say they didn't know was in the bill - a provision that would bar funds collected under the measure from being used to pay for abortions. And the impasse over that language now threatens to delay other Senate business, like confirming a new attorney general.