Articles / 2013
CMH women's health center to open Tuesday in Camarillo
By Rachel McGrath
Camarillo center invites all on Tuesday
A center offering a comprehensive range of medical services for women under one roof will open its doors Tuesday in Camarillo.
Community Memorial Health System is establishing the Center for Women's Health at 422-A Arneill Road.
"We saw a need to provide additional women's services to address their specific problems that are unique to them," said Kimberly Bridges, assistant vice president of Centers for Family Health.
Bridges described the new center as offering a spalike environment dedicated to women's health with a separate entrance and dedicated parking.
"We have softer lighting, beautiful décor that's calming in nature and we got some comfortable furniture to really appeal to the comfort level of a woman who's pregnant and women in general," Bridges said.
The center has seven exam rooms and a waiting area and a receptionist who will provide a personalized concierge service.
"She basically will be responsible for all of the scheduling and all of the check-in and checkout for the patient. So she will be able to develop a rapport with these women and really help them get the services they need, scheduling at their convenient time and really providing personalized service," Bridges said.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system that operates Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and 12 Centers for Family Health.
The new Center for Women's Health offers help with family planning, pre- and postnatal care, reconstructive surgery, hormone replacement therapy, preventive screenings and sex counseling, and there are imaging and lab services on site.
Through Community Memorial Health System, center patients also will have access to specialists in Orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiology, rheumatology, dermatology and psychiatry.
"One of the other reasons why I think it's a good site for a comprehensive women's center is Leisure Village in our community," said Dr. Richard Reisman, CMH vice president of ambulatory medicine. "Particularly with our elderly patients, it's difficult for them to have to go to multiple sites for their health care.
"Particularly having the specialists in female public medicine and urogynecology, these are typically problems more elderly women have, so while we clearly want to provide services younger women need and women in their pregnancy years, we also want to be very sensitive that Camarillo does have a significant elderly population and we're really focused on their needs."
The center will accept most private and managed care insurance plans, including Gold Coast, Medicare, SCAN, Secure Horizons, Tricare and Seaview. It also offers services to cash-paying patients.
The center operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 383-4522 for appointments or more information.