San Francisco Bay Area Women's Health

Quality, convenient care from the providers who know you best.

Women face a special set of health needs. As primary care physicians, we are trained in many areas of women's health and can provide many of the same services as your gynecologist, which can help you reduce the number of doctors you see for routine issues. If your provider determines that you should see a specialist, he or she will refer you to the right specialist to match your specific needs.


Your primary care provider knows you best and can manage and treat most women’s health issues without the need for specialist visits


With our mobile app and 24/7 Virtual Medical Team, you can get treatment for common issues like UTIs and yeast infections without even needing an office visit


We are proud to offer same-day and next-day appointments that start on time, as well as easily accessible offices to make seeing a provider easy for you

San Francisco Bay Area Women's Health

In downtown San Francisco, our providers offer a wide range of women’s health services in-house, including prenatal care, non-surgical treatments for a variety of women’s health concerns, and common gynecological procedures. We have a close relationship with UCSF for both prenatal care and gynecology. One of UCSF’s specialists brings obstetrics and gynecology expertise to One Medical and is available to see patients by internal referral for more complex women’s health concerns. We also have great relationships with providers around the Bay Area, so we can provide referrals to leading specialists who we know and trust.

What Kinds of Women’s Health Services Does One Medical Provide?

Our providers can help you with everything from Pap tests to guidance and counseling on birth control, breast cancer screening, and menopause. And of course we work closely with many of the best OB/GYN specialists in the area, should you ever need a referral.

Do I Need to Do Anything Special to Book a Women’s Health Appointment?

To schedule a Pap test, get tested for STDs, discuss contraception options, ask questions about menopause, or address any other non-pregnancy-related women’s health needs, please book an appointment with your primary care provider. Your primary care provider (PCP) can assess if further care is needed and can refer you to one of our in-house women’s health experts or an outside specialist as necessary.

Please note that procedures and more complex consultations, including IUD insertions and removals, colposcopies, and prenatal care, need to be booked by a member of our administrative team, and some of these appointments are by internal referral only. If you’re not sure if you can book your appointment online, please feel free to give us a call at 415-523-6317. Our team is happy to help!

Why Should I See a One Medical PCP Rather Than My OB/GYN?

One Medical’s primary care providers are trained to manage many women’s health issues and answer common questions about topics such as preventative care, cancer screening, sexual health, aging, and pregnancy. Moreover, as your PCP, they understand your complete medical history and can approach your care from a broader perspective. And lastly, visiting your PCP is also frequently more cost and time effective than seeing a specialist. Of course, if you need to see a specialist, our providers will ensure that you get connected with the right person.

Learn more about how PCPs can more efficiently address many of your women’s health needs.

What’s the Difference Between an OB/GYN and a Family Provider With Experience in Women’s Health?

Ultimately, a family provider has a broad understanding of women’s health needs. Family doctors are trained in both obstetrics and gynecology, they can deliver babies and do most routine gynecological procedures. While most family doctors are not trained in cesarean sections, some may opt to receive additional training in this area.

The big difference is that OB/GYNs are trained in surgery (and are technically surgeons), so they can perform procedures like fibroid and cyst removals.

I’m Positive That I Need to See a Specialist, and My Insurance Requires a Referral. Can One Medical Help?

Absolutely! Feel free to submit a referral request to your provider through your online One Medical account. Your PCP will review your request and, if appropriate, can refer you directly to a specialist, bypassing the additional office visit.

I Identify as Transgender, Genderqueer, or LGBT. Can I Trust One Medical With My Care?

Yes. We strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and comfortable environment for all patients, regardless of gender and sexual identity. Some of our providers have particular interest and expertise in LGBT health. Feel free to read the bios on our website, or call and ask our administrative team for guidance when selecting your PCP. We’re happy to help you find the right provider.

What we handle:
  • Pap tests
  • IUD insertion
  • Birth control counseling & prescriptions
  • Family planning
  • Preconception counseling
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Cervical cancer screening
  • Discussion of symptoms & treatment options for menopause
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Vaginal infections, including yeast infections
  • STD/STI diagnosis & treatment

Bernadette Donovan, ANP, WHNP,
Financial District - Clay

"When you establish care with a PCP, you realize that you are not alone in your body. You finally have someone to help guide you through inevitable life changes, unexpected upsets and to support you in your health care goals. This person understands you and wants the best for your health."

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