Women's Clinic

In partnership with Tuality Hospital, our Women’s Clinic provides women’s health care services, specializing in obstetric and postpartum care.
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Welcome to the Virginia Garcia Women's Clinic

Opened in 2016 The Women's Clinic currently provides these services:

-Full Scope Pregnancy Care
- Dental care and cleanings
-Annual exams and general women’s health
-Specialist gynecological care
-Family Planning Services
-Complete postpartum support, including home visits for mom and baby

The Clinic is currently accepting new patients. If you are pregnant you do not need to be a patient of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center to be seen at the Women's Clinic. We will assist you with all paperwork and insurance at your first appointment.

The Women's Clinic has their own Facebook page. Follow us to find out more about events and activities going on at the clinic, or check back here for details.

Beginning October 1 Virginia Garcia will be offering free flu shots. Talk to your provider about getting one at your next appointment.

Not a patient of Virginia Garcia? We are also offering Saturday Flu Clinics at all our primary care clinics.  For complete information visit our Flu Information page.

Women's Health Services

Virginia Garcia Women's Clinic

333 SE 7th Ave, Suite 5500
Hillsboro, OR 97123


Phone: (503) 359-5564

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6149
Aloha, Or 97007


Monday/Wednesday/Friday: Closed for lunch 12-1pm

Tuesday/Thursday: Closed for lunch 2-3pm

For medical issues that cannot wait until regular clinic hours, current patients can call 800-876-6577 to speak to a provider. If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Obstetrics & Women's health

  • Family Doctors/Nurse Midwives

  • Monica Arce, CNM, ICLC
  • Soledad Tarka Ayres, MD
  • Miriam Agisim, MD
  • Kristin Burgher, MD
  • Geoffrey Carden, MD
  • Tarra Castilo, CNM
  • Eva Galvez, MD
  • Lyn Jacobs, MD
  • Lisa Kipersztok, MD
  • Alex Kipp, MD
  • Suniti Kumar, MD
  • Melinda Strnad, MD
  • Virginia "Jennie" Leslie, MD
  • Elizabeth Uno, MD
  • Kathryn Menninger, MD
  • Dana Kuhn, MD
  • Registered Nurse

  • Sarah Gale, RN
  • Brenda Ramirez, RN
  • Yadira Venegas, RN
  • Certified Lactation Specialists/ Registered Nurse

  • Damaris Andrade, RN, IBCLC
  • Kim Long, RN, IBCLC
  • Dental Hygienist

  • Yadira Martinez, RDH, EPDH

Our Certified Lactation Specialists can come to your home and do a postpartum check for you and your baby.  They will focus on helping with breastfeeding and give expert advice in the comfort of your home.


CenteringPregnancy® is a prenatal care program that includes your regular health check-up with additional time for learning and sharing with a small group of women that are of similar stages of pregnancy.

Groups start after the first trimester. You meet with your doctor and other women who are due near the same time for 10 sessions throughout your pregnancy. Each session includes interactive learning that will let you experience your pregnancy in a new and rewarding way.

These sessions will focus on a variety of topics like breastfeeding, childbirth preparation, contraception, nutrition, healthy habits, family dynamics, domestic violence, postpartum and newborn care.

The groups are mostly led by the participants, so women get to learn from each other as much as they do from the providers and support staff.

Each group visit last about 2 hours, scheduling in advance makes planning for work and childcare easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information on insurance and getting enrolled as a patient at the Women's Clinic

I am pregnant and want to enroll at the Women's Clinic

If you are pregnant, you do NOT need to sign up as a patient with the health center first. You can call the Women’s Clinic directly and they will help you schedule an appointment and get signed up.

Virginia Garcia will also assist you in OHP enrollment as well as selecting a primary care doctor.

Do I have to be a patient at Virginia Garcia to use the Women's Clinic?

If you are not pregnant you must first enroll with Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center before you can be seen at the Women’s Clinic. You can do this by calling our member services department. They will help you select a clinic, and a provider, that meet your specific needs.

If you have not signed up for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), member services will help you do this as well. You do not have to wait to qualify for OHP to sign up at Virginia Garcia.  

Once you have signed up with Virginia Garcia, you can schedule your annual exam at the Women’s Clinic.

I am not pregnant, but would like my care to be at the Women's Clinic

If you are already a patient of Virginia Garcia you may have your annual women’s checkup at the Women’s Clinic. Simply ask our scheduling assistant to make your next appointment at the clinic.

How do I sign up as a patient of Virginia Garcia?

To enroll as a patient of Virginia Garcia or learn more about our Women’s Clinic services, call 503- 597-4513

What do I need to do to enroll or renew in OHP or CAWEM?

In order to enroll, or re-enroll, in OHP or CAWEM, Virginia Garcia will need the following information:

  1. Renewal packets received, attached there’s a letter needed.
  2. Identification Cards (ID)
  3. Social security cards for everyone
  4. Legal Permanent Resident cards or Employment authorization card if applicable.
  5. Income verification for everyone in the household for previous and current month.
  6. W-2 from 2016
  7. Copy of 2016 taxes
  8. If have other tax dependents besides children, you will need to know their full name and DOB.
  9. Insurance cards, OHP/insurance thru employers (if applicable or renewing)
  10. Address and Phone # for employers

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