Virginia Garcia Women’s Clinic

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

We currently offer these services at our Women’s Clinic:

-Annual exams and general women’s health
-Breast exams and full breast health services
-Specialist gynecological care
-Full Scope Pregnancy Care
-Family Planning Services
-Complete postpartum support, including home visits and check-in clinic for mom and baby

All CenteringPregnancy groups will be meeting at the Women’s Clinic.

Clinic Information

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


Phone: (503) 597-4500

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8am – 5pm,  Lunch: 12-1pm
Tuesday/Thursday:  10am -7pm,  Lunch: 2pm-3pm

For urgent issues after 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.

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 6149
Aloha, Or  97007


  • Monica Arce, CNM
  • Soledad Ayres, MD
  • Kristin Burgher, MD
  • Geoffrey Carden, MD
  • Eva Galvez, MD
  • Lyn Jacobs, MD
  • Tanya Kapka, MD, MPH
  • Jennifer King, MD
  • Suniti Kumar, MD
  • Kathryn Menninger, MD
  • Michael Schiferl, MD
  • Melinda Strnad, MD
  • Elizabeth Uno, MD

Questions and Answers: Insurance and Signing up at the Women’s Clinic

The Virginia Garcia Women’s Clinic provides women’s health care services for all female patients of Virginia Garcia.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.

CenteringPregnancy® has been shown to improve women’s satisfaction in their care, and empower them and their families to make positive changes in their health behaviors to prevent preterm birth, decrease rates of low-birth weight and increase breastfeeding rates.

How do I sign up?

To enroll or learn more call 503- 597-4513.

If you are eligible for, or already have, insurance thru OHP all the prenatal care and postpartum care will be covered at 100%.

If you have private or commercial insurance, we will verify your maternity benefits and set up a payment plan if necessary.

We also take self-pay patients.

Tuesday from 12:00-2:00 pm with Dr. Lyn Jacobs.

Wednesday from 09:00-11:00 am with Dr. Eva Galvez.

Thursday from 11:00-1:00 pm with Dr. Tanya Kapka.

Friday 9:00-11:00 am with CNM Monica Arce

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


(503) 597-4513

Monica Arce, CNM

  • Certified Nurse MIdwife Monica Arce joined Virginia Garcia in March 2008. Monica grew up in Peru until she was 18 years old, and then moved to New Orleans.  She completed aArce photo Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music and then moved to Portland in 1994.  She returned to school ten years later to pursue a nursing and midwifery degree driven by her interests in women’s health, health disparities and her fascination with the transformative power of pregnancy and birth.

    Virginia Garcia has been a place where Monica can get back in touch with her Hispanic heritage and use her first language on a daily basis.  When she is not seeing patients in clinic or delivering babies at Tuality, you may find her playing music with her husband and children, running, hiking, swimming, camping and generally spending as much of her free time as possible with her 15 year old daughter and her eight year old son.

    Medical Training:  Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR; MS in Nurse Midwifery (2007)

    Board Certification:  American Midwife Certification Board (2007)

    Languages:  English and Spanish

Soledad Ayres, MD

  • Soledad Ayres, MDSpecialty: Family Medicine with OB

    Undergrad: Smith College, BA Biochemistry

    Medical school: Yale University, MD

    Residency: Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

    Board Certification: Family Medicine

    Languages: English, Spanish

Kristin Burgher, MD

  • Kristin_ Burgher

    Specialty: Family Medicine with OB

    Undergrad education: Gonzaga University, BA Political Science & French

    Medical school: Georgetown University, MD

    Residency: Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency

    Board Certification: Family Medicine

    Languages: Spanish, French

Geoffrey Carden, MD

  • Carden photo

    Specialty: Family Medicine with OB 

    Undergrad: Davidson College, BA, Classical Humanities

    Medical school: ETSU College of Medicine, MD

    Residency:  UC Davis, Stanislaus County Family Medicine

    Fellowship: Faculty Development, UNC

    Board Certification: Family Medicine

    Languages: English, Spanish


Eva Galvez, MD

  • Eva_Galvez

    Specialty: Family Medicine with OB

    Undergrad: Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology

    Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine, MD

    Residency: Swedish Family Medicine

    Board Certification: Family Medicine

    Languages: Spanish, English


Lyn Jacobs, MD

  • Lyn Cropped 2Doctor Lyn Jacobs joined Virginia Garcia in August 1998. She came here as a National Health Service Scholar and has stayed here because of her amazing colleagues and truly inspirational patients. Their stories and experiences continue to motivate her to provide the best primary care she can. She has delivered over 1,500 babies, most of them right here in Washington County. Helping families bring new members into this world continues to be a highlight of her medical practice.

    Dr. Jacobs’ medical interests vary, she loves working with families and helping people modify their lifestyle and eating habits to prevent chronic diseases such as: diabetes, obesity and hypertension. She and her husband run an organic farm where they raise vegetables, grass fed beef, goats and poultry for eggs. She loves spending time with her husband Juvencio and three kids, Jacob, Diego and Eva Luna. When not with her patients or planting on her farm, her hobbies include: cooking for large crowds, ceramics, hiking, arranging flowers and wreath making.

    Medical Training:  University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1995)

    Residency: Family Medicine Residency, Contra Costa County Regional Hospital (1995-98)

    Board Certification:  Family Medicine

    Language:  English and Spanish

Tanya Kapka, MD, MPH

  • Tanya_Kapka

    Specialty: Family Medicine with OB

    Undergrad: Oberlin College, English major

    Medical school: Oregon Health and Science University, MD

    Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine (Lawrence, Massachussetts)

    Board Certification: Family Medicine

    Languages: English, Spanish

Jennifer King, MD

  • Jennifer King, MDDoctor Jennifer King joined Virginia Garcia in January of 2015.

    Medical Training: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA (2011) Medical Doctorate

    Residency: Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, Santa Rosa, CA (2014) Family Medicine

    Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine (2014)

Suniti Kumar, MD

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    Doctor Suniti Kumar joined Virginia Garcia in October 2005 and enjoys working with patients from all different parts of the world.  She is a Board Certified Family Practice physician who went to college, medical school, and residency in Massachusetts.  She then completed a Fellowship in Obstetrics, so she does most of the Cesarean Sections for our patients.  Before joining Virginia Garcia, she worked as a volunteer for Doctors without Borders in Myanmar (Burma) and Niger and also worked in New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington State.  She speaks Spanish and understands basic Thai. Suniti is a single mother of two children she adopted at birth, one from Texas and one from Oregon.  She enjoys playing with her children, reading, cooking, sewing, bike riding, doing yoga, and talking to others about adoption and single parenthood.

    Medical Training:

    • University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1997
    • Austin Medical Education Programs, Obstetrics Fellowship, 2003

    Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Practice Residency, 2000

    Board Certified: Yes

    Languages: English and Spanish

Kathryn Menninger, MD

  • Specialty: Family Medicine with OB Kathryn Menninger

    Undergrad: Carroll College

    Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University, M.D.

    Residency:  University of Utah

    Fellowship: Obstetrics at University of Utah

    Board Certification: Family Medicine

    Languages: English, Spanish

Michael Schiferl, MD

  • Michael SchiferlDoctor Michael Schiferl joined Virginia Garcia in October of 2009. Dr. Schiferl’s medical interests include international medicine and medical relief, community health, pediatrics, and obstetrics. Having worked for community health for nearly 10 years, Michael joined Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinics to continue his interest and commitment to community health and helping the underserved both locally and overseas. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, nature, photography, motorcycling and touring, and travel.

    Medical Training:

    • University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI (2001) Medical Doctorate
    • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK (2006) Diploma in Tropical Medicine

    Residency: Stanislaus Family Practice Residency, University of California-Davis, Modesto, CA (2004) Family Medicine

    Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine (2014)

    Language: English and Spanish, Italian and Thai

Melinda Strnad, MD

  • Melinda Strnad, MD

    Specialty: Family medicine with OB

    Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center

    Board Certification – specialty: Board Certified in Family Medicine

    Languages:Medical Spanish proficient

Elizabeth Uno, MD

  • Dr. Elizabeth UnoSpecialty: Family Medicine with obstetrics

    Undergrad:Portland State University, BA in Biology and Spanish

    Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, MD

    Residency: Ventura County Family Medicine

    Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

    Languages:  English and Spanish

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