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Ahwatukee

4545 E. Chandler Blvd
Suite 208
Phoenix, Arizona 85048

Casa Grande

1187 E. Cottonwood Ln
Suite B
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122

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Chandler

1950 W. Frye Rd
Chandler, Arizona 85224

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Gilbert

1757 E Melrose St
Gilbert, Arizona 85297

Queen Creek

37200 N Gantzel Rd
Suite 240
Queen Creek, Arizona 85140

About New Horizons Women's Care

At New Horizons Women’s Care, our patients are our top priority. We’re proud to serve all women in the Southeast Valley and in Casa Grande at our four offices. All of our providers at New Horizons Women’s Care are specially trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have an excellent reputation in the local medical community. We share one common philosophy: a commitment to providing high-quality, progressive, and personal care to women of all ages. We pride ourselves on giving you the attention you deserve, whether it’s a simple in-office visit or a complicated delivery.

Insurance Information

The cost for your visit will be determined based on the specifics of the care and services provided to you. Your insurance carrier may pay for all or part of the care provided; however, you are primarily responsible for payment on all the services you receive.

If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card to each visit. We will submit the claim to the insurance company on your behalf, but please be prepared to pay your co-pay and any deductible on the day of your visit. After we receive payment from your insurance carrier, any additional amount determined by your insurance company to be your responsibility will be billed to you.

Our practice also accepts patients without insurance. Our billing office will contact you prior to your visit to provide you with an estimate of the cost for the visit and our payment policy.

Our billing department is available during normal business hours to answer any questions. Please call (602) 422-9000.

Insurance Accepted

  • AHCCCS
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Care Network
  • Arizona Complete Health
  • Arizona Foundation –
  • Banner Health University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bright Health
  • Care 1st
  • Cigna
  • Equality Health Network
  • Health Choice
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan /PHCS
  • Provider Networks of America
  • TriCare
  • Triwest Healthcare Alliance VAPC3
  • United Healthcare

Hospital Affiliations

Chandler Regional Medical Center

1955 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Ocotillo Surgery Center

3920 S Rome St
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Your Visit

As we all begin to think about re-emerging more fully into our lives, we want to express our gratitude to all our patients for their patience and loyalty during the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout this life-altering experience, we have seen so many examples of humanity, grace, and community. With this in mind, we find the energy to move forward to create our new normal for ObGyn care—together.

Having you feel safe is our first order of business—and we know it’s yours too. You can expect that, if you visit in person, our offices will be clean, our staff and patients will be wearing protective equipment, and we will have the processes in place to ensure proper social distancing while you wait. In addition, we will continue to provide and recommend telemedicine visits for any that can effectively be handled in that way.

As always, we are devoted to helping each patient stay on track with their healthcare. To accommodate this, we will be opening our schedules by possibly offering special hours to ensure that we attend to every patient who needs us. If, during the isolation period, you missed an appointment with us, you will likely receive a call from your physician’s office, or you may also call us to reschedule.

Collectively, you are the reason we became women’s healthcare providers and why we seek to provide the high standard of care that Women’s Health Arizona is known for. We have missed you and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Please be patient as we try to maneuver through this new normal to accommodate your needs.

Warm wishes for your continued health,

Michael Urig, MD
President

Billing & Payments

Our billing department is available during normal business hours to answer any questions. Please call (480) 961-2330 and choose option 3.

Labor and Delivery Information

Hospital Preparation

Your due date is approaching, and it’s time to pack your hospital bag. Here’s what you’ll need to pack for labor and after in your hospital bag.

Mom

  • Comfy clothes to wear from home, nursing bra/sports bra, flip flops/slippers, toiletries, special pillow, massage lotion/tools, lip balm, and music/speaker

Baby

  • Two outfits, blanket, baby book, and car seat (installed)Chandler Fire Department offers free child safety seat inspections. To schedule an appointment, send an email to Chandler Fire or call 480-782-2120 (approximately 20 minutes per car seat). You do not need to be a Chandler resident.

Support Person

  • Change of clothes, sweatshirt (it gets cold in the hospital), toiletries, camera, chargers, cell phone, cash for vending machines, snacks (there is a fridge in every labor room)

Hospital Provides

  • Receiving blankets, diapers, wipes, and bath supplies for baby. New moms are supplied with pads and disposable mesh underwear for easy postpartum care.

Arriving at the Hospital

Once you arrive at the hospital, you will first be evaluated in OB triage which is like the emergency department but for pregnant patients. Here, you can have the same one visitor with you during this time. Your background information will be collected regarding your pregnancy and health history, including an updated cervical exam. The nurses will assess your cervix, vital signs, monitor the baby and contractions, and your pain level. You may also get an ultrasound, blood work, or urinalysis during this time. The nurses will then communicate with a New Horizons Women’s Care (NHWC) doctor regarding your care. It is in OB triage that it will be determined if you are admitted to the hospital in active labor, need further testing, or if you are stable for discharge.

Active Labor

Active labor is defined by painful contractions and cervical change.  Active labor begins when you are between 3-6 centimeters dilated, this will be determined by your skilled hospital team with serial cervical exams. Once you are actively increasing cervical change, you will be admitted. The hospital team communicates with a NHWC doctor.

Cervical Ripening/Induction

General
Cervical ripening is a normal process of softening and opening the cervix before labor starts. During labor, cervical dilation allows your baby to pass through your birth canal. Cervical ripening often happens on its own, naturally. However, some women may benefit from assisted cervical ripening. Typically, the medication used for cervical ripening is Misoprostol. This can be taken by mouth or inserted vaginally. During this time, your baby’s heart rate and your contractions will be monitored. The medication can be given twice, four hours apart. Two hours after your second dose, you can qualify to be discharged if you have not gone into active labor and there are no other signs of concern. If your cervix continues to progress or if concerns arise with you or your baby, you will be admitted to the hospital.

Medical
The office will coordinate with the hospital to schedule a medical cervical ripening/induction appointment when ordered by your NHWC provider. You will be required to call two hours ahead of your scheduled appointment. Appointments are based on availability and safe staffing at the hospital. In some cases, your appointment may be delayed, and the hospital will call you to come in when they can better accommodate you.

Elective
Elective cervical ripening/induction can be ordered by your NHWC provider at 39 weeks based upon their and your discretion. Medical cervical ripening/induction appointments take precedent over electives. Elective cervical ripening does not have appointments. Therefore, you will be called to come in when there is open space and staffing at the hospital.

Labor Pain Management

Breathing
When labor arrives, you may want to try certain pain management methods to help ease labor pain. Breathing is an important management technique. This allows your body and your baby to keep oxygenated blood circulating throughout your system during and in between contractions. Consistent slow breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth can help keep you focused and relaxed. This helps to regulate your pain during early and active labor. It can also be beneficial during your breathing exercises to focus on each muscle group to target and relax during a contraction. Starting from your head and working down your body acknowledging each muscle and relaxing, allowing your body to do the strong work of labor.

IV Pain Medications
IV pain medications are narcotic medications that have been shown to be safe in pregnancy. These medications also typically dull your pain as opposed to taking it away completely and allow you to progress through labor. The medication can be given either through an IV, or a shot, typically placed in your leg. IV administration typically works faster for your pain relief, lasting approximately one to two hours. Medication given as a shot will take longer to set in but will last longer, closer to three to four hours. Narcotics enter your bloodstream so they can make both you and your baby sleepy for the time period that it is working. This means that you are limited in doses that you can have during labor, they can also not be given if you are close to delivery, allowing both you and baby to be alert and able to deliver safely.

Nitrous Oxide Gas
Nitrous Oxide gas is the newest option at Dignity Health facilities. This medication is self-administered allowing you to have control over your pain relief. It does not slow labor, nor does it cause significant risk to your infant. This medication sets in quickly after breathing it in and leaves your system quickly once you stop. This option does not take away all of the pain but dulls the pain, allowing you to progress through labor.

Epidural
Epidural anesthesia is a procedure with medication that is administered through an IV type tube in your back. Before the procedure, you will need an IV for fluids and a blood draw. An anesthesiologist will place your epidural. Before an epidural, your hospital team will evaluate you to ensure your safety. Once placed, you typically will have pain relief from the abdomen down to your toes and it will set in within 20 minutes. This option should diminish contraction pain in your abdomen but should not hinder your ability to feel pressure and push once it is time. Once placed, your movement will be limited to the labor bed. Epidurals are highly effective pain management options for 12 to 15 hours. It is important to be in active labor with cervical change before receiving an epidural, so you have the best chance of having adequate pain control through delivery. Epidurals can also provide anesthesia for an operative delivery or a cesarean section.

After Delivery

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can be an intimidating process, but please be assured you will have plenty of resources and in-person education to help you meet your goals. This will start very soon after delivery!

Follow-Up Appointments
The hospitalist pediatricians will see your baby in the hospital most likely the day after delivery. You are responsible for arranging outpatient pediatrician appointments with your pediatrician of choice for your newborn. Post-partum follow-up appointments for you will be recommended by your NHWC provider that sees you in the hospital.

Birth Center Tours

Chandler Regional Birth Center Tour

Mercy Gilbert Birth Center Tour

Links for:

At New Horizons Women’s Care, our patients are our top priority. We’re proud to serve all women in the Southeast Valley and in Casa Grande at our four offices. All of our providers at New Horizons Women’s Care are specially trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology and have an excellent reputation in the local medical community. We share one common philosophy: a commitment to providing high-quality, progressive, and personal care to women of all ages. We pride ourselves on giving you the attention you deserve, whether it’s a simple in-office visit or a complicated delivery.

The cost for your visit will be determined based on the specifics of the care and services provided to you. Your insurance carrier may pay for all or part of the care provided; however, you are primarily responsible for payment on all the services you receive.

If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card to each visit. We will submit the claim to the insurance company on your behalf, but please be prepared to pay your co-pay and any deductible on the day of your visit. After we receive payment from your insurance carrier, any additional amount determined by your insurance company to be your responsibility will be billed to you.

Our practice also accepts patients without insurance. Our billing office will contact you prior to your visit to provide you with an estimate of the cost for the visit and our payment policy.

Our billing department is available during normal business hours to answer any questions. Please call (602) 422-9000.

Insurance Accepted

  • AHCCCS
  • Aetna
  • Arizona Care Network
  • Arizona Complete Health
  • Arizona Foundation –
  • Banner Health University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bright Health
  • Care 1st
  • Cigna
  • Equality Health Network
  • Health Choice
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Mercy Care
  • MultiPlan /PHCS
  • Provider Networks of America
  • TriCare
  • Triwest Healthcare Alliance VAPC3
  • United Healthcare

Chandler Regional Medical Center

1955 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Ocotillo Surgery Center

3920 S Rome St
Gilbert, AZ 85297

As we all begin to think about re-emerging more fully into our lives, we want to express our gratitude to all our patients for their patience and loyalty during the COVID-19 crisis. Throughout this life-altering experience, we have seen so many examples of humanity, grace, and community. With this in mind, we find the energy to move forward to create our new normal for ObGyn care—together.

Having you feel safe is our first order of business—and we know it’s yours too. You can expect that, if you visit in person, our offices will be clean, our staff and patients will be wearing protective equipment, and we will have the processes in place to ensure proper social distancing while you wait. In addition, we will continue to provide and recommend telemedicine visits for any that can effectively be handled in that way.

As always, we are devoted to helping each patient stay on track with their healthcare. To accommodate this, we will be opening our schedules by possibly offering special hours to ensure that we attend to every patient who needs us. If, during the isolation period, you missed an appointment with us, you will likely receive a call from your physician’s office, or you may also call us to reschedule.

Collectively, you are the reason we became women’s healthcare providers and why we seek to provide the high standard of care that Women’s Health Arizona is known for. We have missed you and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Please be patient as we try to maneuver through this new normal to accommodate your needs.

Warm wishes for your continued health,

Michael Urig, MD
President

Our billing department is available during normal business hours to answer any questions. Please call (480) 961-2330 and choose option 3.

Hospital Preparation

Your due date is approaching, and it’s time to pack your hospital bag. Here’s what you’ll need to pack for labor and after in your hospital bag.

Mom

  • Comfy clothes to wear from home, nursing bra/sports bra, flip flops/slippers, toiletries, special pillow, massage lotion/tools, lip balm, and music/speaker

Baby

  • Two outfits, blanket, baby book, and car seat (installed)Chandler Fire Department offers free child safety seat inspections. To schedule an appointment, send an email to Chandler Fire or call 480-782-2120 (approximately 20 minutes per car seat). You do not need to be a Chandler resident.

Support Person

  • Change of clothes, sweatshirt (it gets cold in the hospital), toiletries, camera, chargers, cell phone, cash for vending machines, snacks (there is a fridge in every labor room)

Hospital Provides

  • Receiving blankets, diapers, wipes, and bath supplies for baby. New moms are supplied with pads and disposable mesh underwear for easy postpartum care.

Arriving at the Hospital

Once you arrive at the hospital, you will first be evaluated in OB triage which is like the emergency department but for pregnant patients. Here, you can have the same one visitor with you during this time. Your background information will be collected regarding your pregnancy and health history, including an updated cervical exam. The nurses will assess your cervix, vital signs, monitor the baby and contractions, and your pain level. You may also get an ultrasound, blood work, or urinalysis during this time. The nurses will then communicate with a New Horizons Women’s Care (NHWC) doctor regarding your care. It is in OB triage that it will be determined if you are admitted to the hospital in active labor, need further testing, or if you are stable for discharge.

Active Labor

Active labor is defined by painful contractions and cervical change.  Active labor begins when you are between 3-6 centimeters dilated, this will be determined by your skilled hospital team with serial cervical exams. Once you are actively increasing cervical change, you will be admitted. The hospital team communicates with a NHWC doctor.

Cervical Ripening/Induction

General
Cervical ripening is a normal process of softening and opening the cervix before labor starts. During labor, cervical dilation allows your baby to pass through your birth canal. Cervical ripening often happens on its own, naturally. However, some women may benefit from assisted cervical ripening. Typically, the medication used for cervical ripening is Misoprostol. This can be taken by mouth or inserted vaginally. During this time, your baby’s heart rate and your contractions will be monitored. The medication can be given twice, four hours apart. Two hours after your second dose, you can qualify to be discharged if you have not gone into active labor and there are no other signs of concern. If your cervix continues to progress or if concerns arise with you or your baby, you will be admitted to the hospital.

Medical
The office will coordinate with the hospital to schedule a medical cervical ripening/induction appointment when ordered by your NHWC provider. You will be required to call two hours ahead of your scheduled appointment. Appointments are based on availability and safe staffing at the hospital. In some cases, your appointment may be delayed, and the hospital will call you to come in when they can better accommodate you.

Elective
Elective cervical ripening/induction can be ordered by your NHWC provider at 39 weeks based upon their and your discretion. Medical cervical ripening/induction appointments take precedent over electives. Elective cervical ripening does not have appointments. Therefore, you will be called to come in when there is open space and staffing at the hospital.

Labor Pain Management

Breathing
When labor arrives, you may want to try certain pain management methods to help ease labor pain. Breathing is an important management technique. This allows your body and your baby to keep oxygenated blood circulating throughout your system during and in between contractions. Consistent slow breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth can help keep you focused and relaxed. This helps to regulate your pain during early and active labor. It can also be beneficial during your breathing exercises to focus on each muscle group to target and relax during a contraction. Starting from your head and working down your body acknowledging each muscle and relaxing, allowing your body to do the strong work of labor.

IV Pain Medications
IV pain medications are narcotic medications that have been shown to be safe in pregnancy. These medications also typically dull your pain as opposed to taking it away completely and allow you to progress through labor. The medication can be given either through an IV, or a shot, typically placed in your leg. IV administration typically works faster for your pain relief, lasting approximately one to two hours. Medication given as a shot will take longer to set in but will last longer, closer to three to four hours. Narcotics enter your bloodstream so they can make both you and your baby sleepy for the time period that it is working. This means that you are limited in doses that you can have during labor, they can also not be given if you are close to delivery, allowing both you and baby to be alert and able to deliver safely.

Nitrous Oxide Gas
Nitrous Oxide gas is the newest option at Dignity Health facilities. This medication is self-administered allowing you to have control over your pain relief. It does not slow labor, nor does it cause significant risk to your infant. This medication sets in quickly after breathing it in and leaves your system quickly once you stop. This option does not take away all of the pain but dulls the pain, allowing you to progress through labor.

Epidural
Epidural anesthesia is a procedure with medication that is administered through an IV type tube in your back. Before the procedure, you will need an IV for fluids and a blood draw. An anesthesiologist will place your epidural. Before an epidural, your hospital team will evaluate you to ensure your safety. Once placed, you typically will have pain relief from the abdomen down to your toes and it will set in within 20 minutes. This option should diminish contraction pain in your abdomen but should not hinder your ability to feel pressure and push once it is time. Once placed, your movement will be limited to the labor bed. Epidurals are highly effective pain management options for 12 to 15 hours. It is important to be in active labor with cervical change before receiving an epidural, so you have the best chance of having adequate pain control through delivery. Epidurals can also provide anesthesia for an operative delivery or a cesarean section.

After Delivery

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can be an intimidating process, but please be assured you will have plenty of resources and in-person education to help you meet your goals. This will start very soon after delivery!

Follow-Up Appointments
The hospitalist pediatricians will see your baby in the hospital most likely the day after delivery. You are responsible for arranging outpatient pediatrician appointments with your pediatrician of choice for your newborn. Post-partum follow-up appointments for you will be recommended by your NHWC provider that sees you in the hospital.

Birth Center Tours

Chandler Regional Birth Center Tour

Mercy Gilbert Birth Center Tour

Links for:

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