As the leading women’s health provider in the North Country, St. Lawrence Health is here to provide you with compassionate, comprehensive OBGYN care throughout your life. From general obstetrics and gynecology to pelvic health, we will be by your side through childbirth, specialized women’s surgery, and every time in between. We look forward to providing you with the highest quality, personalized care.
From our Health Coach Program for those with chronic diseases, to support groups for illnesses that disproportionately affect women - like fibromyalgia and breast cancer - area women have a wide range of resources for managing their health.
Start with your primary care provider (PCP). A PCP can be a family physician, nurse practitioner, internal medicine physician, or physician assistant.
Some women prefer the specialized training in women's health issues offered by a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Midwife (CNM), or OBGYN. These professionals can act as your PCP as well as your go-to for gynecologic surgeries, diagnosis, and treatment of pelvic floor disorders, vaginal or uterine prolapse, and a host of other disorders that only affect women.
Our OBGYN services include:
When you are ready to start a family, your women's health provider can monitor your progress, provide education and nutritional support, and discuss birth-pain options with you. Our Birthplace provides a warm, modern environment in which to welcome your newest family member and it is staffed by skilled and caring nurses. The Birthplace also provides breastfeeding support, education, and connections to pediatricians to get your little one off to the best start in life.
Painful periods and pain in the pelvis are not normal, and the specialized providers at St. Lawrence Health are here to help. Our Physical Rehabilitation team will work with you to individualize a physical therapy treatment plan focused on your female incontinence or pelvic pain condition.
Ask your PCP or women’s health provider about a referral at (315) 261-5460.
Available year-round in Canton, Gouverneur, Massena, and Potsdam, St. Lawrence Health is proud to provide free 3D mammography screenings for those who are 40-64 years old and underinsured or not insured. To schedule your free 3D mamography screening, call (855) 592-0830.
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