From adolescents to young women, to infertility, to pregnancy and family planning, to menopause and beyond
Women’s health care needs change through the years, and it is important to advocate for services and supports best designed to meet you and your loved one’s needs.
Whether you are searching for teachable resources for pre-adolescents or t(w)eens entering puberty, gynecological care, assistance with family planning or fertility supports, obstetrics, mammography and breast care, or transitioning into menopause, there are women-centered practices available.
We’re here to help women of all ages in the greater Champaign-Urbana area navigate their unique and specialized health care needs across the lifespan.
How to use this resource
Whether you’re new to Champaign-Urbana or you’ve lived here your whole life, figuring out how to navigate the healthcare system — especially as needs change through various ages and stages of life — can be somewhat daunting. Women need health care designed for their unique needs.
This resource is to help women to find quality, regionally specific health information about resources, options, and providers – all in one place.
Each of the anchors below contains a bevy of information about different stages of a woman’s life – and health issues that are uniquely to women. Those include – but are not limited to – adolescent medicine, preconception health, reproductive health, breast health, heart health and more. We also cover nutrition, exercise, mental health and a variety of other services that are critical to the health and well being of women.
Our region covers not only Champaign-Urbana, but also all of Champaign County and a good majority of East Central Illinois. You’ll find providers from Mahomet to Monticello, Rantoul to Tuscola, Paxton and beyond.
Find information about common topics related to puberty here.
From gynecology to breast health to other “routine” women’s healthcare, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to staying up to date with our maintenance. From annual physicals, pelvic exams, breast health and more, women’s bodies are just a little bit more complex.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Other health conditions
For those who chose this path, there are few times more exciting in a woman’s life than the prospect of motherhood. For some, that path is “traditional” — linear and without a lot of drama. For others, that path is filled with twists and turns, and some setbacks. No matter the situation, there are local resources for women who are considering motherhood – from preconception, to pregnancy, to infertility, to childbirth, to postpartum care.
Menopause is more than hot flashes. Perimenopause, the transition to menopause, usually starts in a woman’s mid- to late 40s.1 On average, women are in perimenopause for four years before their periods stop. Staying healthy after menopause can be enhanced through nutrition, physical activity, as well as other therapies.