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Women's Health in Indianapolis

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At Franciscan St. Francis, we understand women’s health and the unique medical issues and concerns closest to women. We've made it part of our daily mission to inspire women and empower them to make healthy lifestyle choices. 

Franciscan St. Francis Health has been caring for women’s health needs and for families in the Indianapolis area for 100 years. 

Finding a hospital that understands the unique needs of a woman can be a challenge. From pregnancy and obstetrics to breast cancer treatments and health education, count on Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis and our women’s health associates to be there for you with the expert care you need.

Our women's health services support the healthy choices women make, from wellness, to prevention, to disease management. For every step of your journey, Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis is there with specially designed women's health services.


T​he Women & Children’s Center at Franciscan St. Francis Health – Indianapolis, was recently awarded the Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care*, which are healthcare facilities with demonstrated expertise and a commitment to quality care during the delivery episode of care, which includes both vaginal and cesarean section delivery. We also received the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as an America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital. 

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Healthy women are our priority

From preventive medical care and health screenings to gynecological care, maternity and beyond, our partners in women’s health focus on keeping women healthy.

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Gynecological care

The OB/GYNs on the medical staff at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis are trusted health partners who understand women's health needs and the importance of regular, ongoing care through every stage of life, from teenage years through pregnancy and menopause.

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Primary care services and wellness screenings

Franciscan Physician Network and other independent doctors who practice at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis are trusted health partners who understand women's health needs, including preventive screenings and managing chronic health conditions.

Find a Primary Care Physician

Breast imaging and mammography

Early detection is the key to treating breast cancer at its most curable stages. Franciscan St. Francis offers women the most comprehensive breast imaging services to thoroughly examine the breast, find cancers quickly and create a treatment plan.

Inspiring Women

Inspiring Women is about motivating and inspiring women to make positive changes in their lives. We understand the health issues closest to women, and we support the healthy choices women make through our entire continuum of care – from wellness, to prevention, to disease management.

Join Inspiring women

Pregnancy and Beyond

Maternity center

Our Indianapolis hospital provides comprehensive Labor, Delivery and Recovery services, including a Level III NICU, to ensure the miracle of birth is a safe, family experience.

Learn about our expanded Women & Children's Center>

Therapy services for women

Changes in posture, weight or hormonal factors, especially during pregnancy, can create pain in various places throughout your body. Our women’s health physical therapy program offers individual programs of exercise, positioning and relaxation training, as well as post-delivery training.

Our Women's Physical Therapy Program

*Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area; for details, contact your Local Blue Plan. Blue Distinction Centers+ (BDC+) also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Each facility’s cost of care is evaluated using data from its Local Blue Plan. Facilities in CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in two Local Blue Plans’ areas, resulting in two evaluations for cost of care; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether one or both cost of care evaluation(s) must meet BDC+ national criteria. National criteria for BDC and BD + are displayed on Individual outcomes may vary. For details on a provider’s in-network status or your own policy’s coverage, contact your Local Blue Plan and ask your provider before making an appointment. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for non-covered charges or other losses or damages resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers.

Commonly requested phone numbers: 

Breast Center (Indianapolis)

(317) 528-5129

Inspiring Women​

(317) 528-5865

Labor and Delivery (Indianapolis) *

(317) 528-5351

Lactation Line

(317) 528-5620

Memories to Hold

(317) 528-5199

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) *

(317) 528-5433

Newborn Nursery (Indianapolis)

(317) 528-5875

OB Nurse Navigator

(317) 528-5224

Pediatric Clinics​

(317) 528-5265

Pediatrics Unit *

(317) 528-5296

Postpartum (Indianapolis)*

(317) 528-5166

Women & Children's Center

(317) 528-5541

Women's Health

(317) 528-5865
*Find out how to access these units during our continued construction.