Health Alerts for Women

Women’s Marches on January 21st

January 17, 2017 - 1 Comments

  Executive Director Shauna Heckert will be speaking at the Women’s March in Sacramento on the West Steps of the state Capitol,… Read More

December Newsletter

December 15, 2016 - 0 Comments

The Women’s Health Specialists December Newsletter is here! It includes recent and upcoming events plus a digital copy of our 2015-2016 Annual Report!… Read More

Syphilis on rise in Shasta County

November 17, 2016 - 0 Comments

Redding’s Record Searchlight features Women’s Health Specialists as a resource for STI testing in light of news that Syphilis continues to see an uptick in… Read More


WHS Executive Director Shauna Heckert’s Speech at the Sacramento Women’s March

chicomarch2017Check out the video of Executive Director Shauna Heckert’s speech at the Sacramento Women’s March, an official sister march to the January 21st Women’s March on Washington.

2017 Celebrate Choice Sponsors

Thank you so much to our sponsors for all the Women’s Health Specialists Celebrate Choice benefits!

Protect Roe

Margo Fowkes, OnTarget Consulting, Inc.

Terri OConnor

Speculums for All

530 Collective

ACLU of Northern California

Janine Bera, M.D. & Congressman Ami Bera, M.D.

Rena Duhl

Regina Hovet

Robert McCrea

Melanie Row, CRNA

Leon Schimmel, MD & Annette Cody, PhD

Richard John Specht

Daniela P. Stoutenburg, Esq.

Linda K. Whitney

Stand Up, Speak out

Helen Cartwright

Chico State STOP Club- Stop Trafficking of Persons

Edward W. Coleman

Firestar Studios

Beau Grosscup

Eric Guerra

Christina Lokke

Metro Media

Mod Pizza

Maureen Price

Maja Sandberg

Megan Seely

Mary Speigle

Northstate Women’s Health Network

Barbara Zlotowski


Women’s Health Specialists on Access Sacramento TV and Radio

You can hear WHS Social Media Coordinator Shireen Dada Whitaker on Access Sacramento 95.6 today at noon talking about the current political climate, how it may affect independent abortion providers like Women’s Health Specialists, and what you can do to help! Listen online here.

Catch WHS Executive Director Shauna Heckert and Shireen Dada Whitaker being interviewed about our upcoming Celebrate Choice benefit and how important celebrating Roe v. Wade is in the context of our history and moving forward.  Livewire is on Channel 17 (Access Sacramento TV) , tonight at 7:30pm! Watch online here.



Period Product Drive

The final count is in: Women’s Health Specialists Chico raised 1,354 period products to donate to Catalyst Domestic Violence Services and 6th St Center for Youth!

Period Products donated through WHS Chico clinic

The product tallies are:

488 Tampons

496 Panty Liners

262 Pads

108 menstrual cups (Thank you, Diva Cup for donating 100 cups!)


Thank you to all who donated to this drive!!

Now Hiring: STI Prevention Project in Redding

Are you passionate about making a difference? Want to learn sexual health training and community outreach skills? Women’s Health Specialists Redding is recruiting participants of all genders ages 15 – 29 to be Peer Outreach Workers! Apply now via by contacting Dani via e-mail at dbrewster@cawhsorg or phone at 530-222-5570 ext 204

Redding Peer Prevention Flyer

Full Redding Peer Provider Flyer

Save the Date – Celebration of Choice

We are invite you to Celebrate Choice with Women’s Health Specialists, in honor of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision protecting our right to choose. Visit the links below for event details, ticket purchases, and sponsorship options.

Redding Celebration of Choice Mon, Jan. 23, 2017
Sacramento Celebration of Choice Wed, Jan. 25, 2017
Chico Celebration of Choice Fri, Jan. 27, 2017

Webinar – Criminalization as Violence Against Women Living with HIV

“Women living with HIV are likely to have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and.. trauma resulting from HIV-related, gender, and racial discrimination, along with institutional violence entrenched in discriminatory practices and policies of public institutions such as the
criminal justice system.” Ending violence against women living with HIV means ending all forms of violence, including state-sanctioned brutality and institutional violence. On November 29th, 2016 join Positive Women’s Network on their webinar discussing the impact criminalization, policing, and incarceration have on people living with HIV. Be sure to also check out the HIV Criminalization factseet PDF:  


Adoption Choices of Northern California Fundraiser Dinner, tonight, Nov 17th!

Come support Adoption Choices of Northern California AND enjoy a great dinner. Between 6-8PM at the Chico Tbar on Flying V off of Forest Ave, 20% of your purchase will go to our organization! Come visit with the staff, eat in or get take out!



TOMORROW: Adoption Choices 5th Annual Adoption Movie Night!

Father Unknown movie poster

This moving film follows a son as he pushes to know more about his Dad’s mysterious past. Watch as they travel to a Swiss castle to search for unanswered questions about their family’s history. Many surprises are found but the most beautiful is an incredible connection with each other. Father Unknown is a touching, up close and personal portrayal of the difficulties and rewards of digging up the past.

Join us in celebrating  National Adoption Month in November by attending our 5th Annual Adoption Movie night at the Pageant Theatre in Chico! The director of the film, David Quint, will join us for the screening and discussion after the film!  Buy your tickets now for our screening of Father Unknown on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 PM by e-mailing

In Solidarity