ABOUT THE OB-GYN CLINIC
The OB-GYN Clinic serves women from many different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Most of the women who come to the clinic are from the St. Louis metropolitan area. Any woman can receive care in the clinic, regardless of race, creed, or national origin. Financial Assistance is available to all patients who qualify and apply.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Any adult woman can be seen in the OB-GYN Clinic. Minors can be seen by referral from St. Louis Children’s Hospital or by referral from their own doctor (pediatrician) for gynecologic problems, family planning, or obstetrical care, with parental consent.
- Birth control and family planning services
- Evaluation of abnormal PAP smears
- Evaluation and treatment of women with bladder problems
- Evaluation and treatment of female problems in children and teenagers
- Evaluation and treatment of female glandular/hormone problems, such as excessive hair growth
ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
The Barnes-Jewish Hospital OB/GYN Clinic has moved to the 3rd floor of the Center for Outpatient Health, on the corner of Forest Park Avenue and Euclid Avenue, across from the Center for Advanced Medicine.
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Closed weekends and holidays
When the clinic is closed, patients may call (314) 454-7882. If you call this number, you will hear a message that tells you how to reach a doctor if you have a problem that cannot wait until the clinic is open.
All medical care is given under the supervision of Washington University School of Medicine faculty, most of whom are on the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Resident physicians seeing patients in the clinic are graduate medical doctors (MDs) who are completing advanced training in a chosen medical field. In addition, the clinics are staffed by advance practice nurses working under a collaborative practice agreement with Washington University School of Medicine faculty. Professional personnel in nursing, diagnostic laboratories, social services, pharmacy, radiology, and dietetics/nutrition, are also active members of the health care team.
BILLING AND PAYMENTS
The Barnes-Jewish Hospital OB/GYN Clinic takes most insurance plans, Missouri and Illinois Medicaid. The clinic also accepts MO HealthNet and the following MO HealthNet Managed Care plans: Home State Health Plan and HealthCare USA. The hospital can also help patients who do not have insurance get help paying hospital bills. Please call the Barnes-Jewish Patient Financial Services Department at (314) 362-0952 about any billing questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I schedule an appointment?
Please call the Clinic at (314) 454-7882 Monday-Friday, between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or e-mail BJH-OBGYNClinic@bjc.org. Leave a message if it is after hours or on the weekend. If it is an emergency, go to the emergency room.
How do I get my medicines refilled?
Please call the Clinic at (314) 454-7882, and one of the secretaries or nurses will help you. You can also ask your pharmacy to call the Clinic for a refill.
How do I get my test results?
Your doctor or nurse practitioner will call you with unusual or abnormal test results. If you would like to know all of your test results, please tell one of the doctors or nurses and they will send them to you. You will receive them by mail.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PREGNANT PATIENTS
What do I do if I think I am in labor?
You can call Labor & Delivery at (314) 362-5157 to speak to a nurse. If you are sure that you are in labor, go right to the hospital. Labor & Delivery is on the 5th floor of Barnes-Jewish Hospital on the South Campus.
What do I do if I am having problems with my pregnancy but am not in labor?
If the clinic is open, call and ask to speak to a nurse. The clinic phone number is (314) 454-7882.
If it is nighttime or on a weekend, you can call Labor & Delivery and speak to a nurse. The nurse will help you decide if you need to come to the hospital or not. The phone number for Labor & Delivery is (314) 362-5157.
What happens if I miss any of my visits?
We will call you to let you know that you missed a visit. We will help you to reschedule your visit. If we cannot reach you on the phone, we will send you a letter to let you know about your missed visit. The letter will tell you the date of your next visit. If you go to a different doctor now, please let us know. That way we won’t keep calling you to reschedule your visits.