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Pregnancy Care Center of Springfield, Inc.
700 N. 7th St., Suite B
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (217) 525-5630
Fax: (217) 528-9498

Office hours:
Tuesday - Thursday:
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 


Programs and Services

Food for Two
This is a new supplemental food program in which we are able to offer pregnant women nutritious food choices when they come in to their appointments or to Happy "Birth" Day classes. With a grant from the Dominican Sisters we are now able to offer cold food items such as fresh fruits and dairy products.

Collaboration with Local Physicians
The Pregnancy Care Center has a close working relationship with all Springfield OB/GYN physicians and acts as a triage center for women without insurance which allows them early prenatal care and ongoing support.

When pregnant women contact a physician office or present at the Emergency Department they are referred to the Pregnancy Care Center. At the Pregnancy Care Center we make appointments for these clients with community physicians. We maintain an alphabetical list of these physicians and assign clients on a rotating basis so that all physicians are taking part in the program. We usually can obtain an appointment within 5 to 10 days, sooner if a problem is present.

Once the client has a physician, they return at least monthly to see the social worker/counselor at the Pregnancy Care Center and the Registered Nurse as often as needed for nutritional education and follow up.

Counseling Services
We provide a range of counseling services to expectant women. Fathers-to-be are included in this process when appropriate. Areas often addressed are pregnancy issues, parenting, adoption, postpartum depression, relationship issues and grief support after the loss of a baby.

Educational Services
Shaken Baby Syndrome, prenatal care, infant parenting, child development and nutrition are areas for which we provide information and education.

Life skills are addressed by the counselors in a one-to-one format as needed by the individual client as well as referrals to appropriate community agencies and classes.

Happy “Birth” Day childbirth classes are held in six week sessions ongoing throughout the year and prepare the client for labor and delivery. Two sessions focus on infant care and parenting.

Health-related services include pregnancy testing, processing applications for medical cards and All Kids, and most important, referrals to community physicians for early and ongoing prenatal care.

The Pregnancy Care Center works closely with many community agencies to assure that clients receive support and services. Referrals are made for education, employment, food, housing, maternity home placement and adoption services, medical care and mental health care.

Material Goods
Material goods are provided to active Pregnancy Care Center clients and others referred to us for emergency supplies such as after a fire or loss of employment. Goods include maternity, infant and children (up to size 3) clothing and diapers as well as personal care items (i.e. shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.).

From time to time, strollers, high chairs, beds, changing tables and other furniture also may be available when these items are donated to us.

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