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Pregnant? Thinking of having a baby? The Academic Family Medicine Center is your home for compassionate, comprehensive prenatal care in Ventura.
We provide continuity pregnancy services. You will have your own personal Family Medicine doctor to care for you during your pregnancy, deliver your baby, and take care of you and your baby after the delivery. We have excellent Family Physicians who speak many different languages, including Spanish, French, German, Thai, Mandarin, Korean, Arabic, Farsi, Bengali, Creole, Burmese and Fijian. We offer "bonding" ultrasounds to all our patients in the clinic at no charge.
The AFMC is located next door to the Ventura County Medical Center, where you will deliver your baby. Ventura County's hospitals are the only Baby Friendly hospitals in the county. Only 100 hospitals in the country have achieved this designation! Should special services like specialty care, diagnostic testing, lab and X-ray be needed, you will have easy access. As a teaching hospital (and home to the #1 Family Medicine residency program in the country), Ventura County Medical Center has doctors who are continually updating their skills, as well as some of the most advanced technology available. In addition, High risk pregnancy services are available as well, supported by VCMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the longest operating NICU in the county.
In the AFMC we provide full-spectrum, "head-to-toe" and "infancy-to-old-age" care. We offer annual exams for all ages of children and adults, including pap smears and immunizations. We provide all methods of birth control, including pills, patches, rings, IUDs, and Nexplanon. We also perform minor surgeries, including vasectomies and biopsies. Psychologists and psychiatrists are also available in the AFMC to help if needed.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday. The Urgent Care center on the first floor of our building is open evenings and weekends for urgent problems.
We offer care to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. Medi-cal, other government-sponsored insurance, and many private insurances are accepted. Those without insurance will usually qualify for the Self-Pay Discount Program. In addition, we participate in the Family PACT program (for family planning and related issues) and the Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection Programs offered by the state of California. Our patients come from all over Ventura County, including Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Ojai, Fillmore, Camarillo, and beyond.
We have a nationally recognized, award-winning Family Medicine Residency program and all visits are supervised by an Attending Physician. We are proud to serve you and honored that you trust us with your care.