Residents of Oakland have access to several large healthcare systems, including regional providers Kaiser Permanente and MercyOne. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has an Oakland and San Francisco campus for the nearest dedicated children’s care. Veterans living in Oakland can receive care at Oakland Vet Center.
Though most of the nationally-ranked facilities are in neighboring San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland and Richmond Medical Center offer some of Oakland’s best care. Oakland and Richmond Medical Centers are rated high-performing in seven procedures and conditions, including:
U.S. News ranks UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals #3 in California for children’s care and nationally in 10 children’s specialties, including:
Finding an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) will help you manage your women’s healthcare needs. An OB-GYN is trained to deliver babies and specializes in treating and managing disorders involving a woman's reproductive organs.
OB-GYNs are licensed to perform routine women's reproductive checks such as: Pap tests (aka Pap smears), sexually transmitted infection (STI) checks, pelvic exams, ultrasounds; procedures such as IUD insertions; and surgeries such as a hysterectomy or removal of ovarian cysts.
How often should I see an OB-GYN?
It's recommended that women see an OB-GYN once a year for routine checkups. If you're pregnant or have an underlying health condition, you may need to see an OB-GYN more frequently.
What procedures do OB-GYNs perform?
OB-GYNs can perform or order the following procedures and surgeries:
What conditions do OB-GYNs treat?
OB-GYNs treat the following conditions:
An OB-GYN can also provide prenatal care and help you manage your health during pregnancy.
What should I ask an OB-GYN?
Top questions to ask an OB-GYN during your appointment that you may not have thought of:
OB-GYNs are trained to discuss sensitive subjects, so you shouldn't hesitate to ask questions about your sexual health.