May 27, 2019
As women continue to prioritize the needs of others – whether work, family, or friends and community, they sometimes neglect their own health and wellness. In fact, although a majority (83%) of women have a primary care physician, many still aren’t getting the regular check-ups they need.
There are a number of reasons. Limited appointment times can be challenging for women with hectic schedules, not to mention the hassle of scheduling follow-up appointments. In many cases, patients simply don’t have a strong relationship with their physician and may feel alone in their health journey.
In recognition of the challenges that can prevent women from getting the healthcare they need, Cooper University Health Care opened the Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness in Voorhees, New Jersey. Founded in 2007, Cooper’s Ripa Center was named after Kelly Ripa and the Ripa family, who are from southern New Jersey and are long-time supporters of Cooper.
Designed by women for women, Cooper’s Ripa Center offers convenient, high-quality care, timely appointments, and a superior patient experience.
As part of Cooper’s commitment to convenient and high-quality care, at the Ripa Center, patients have access to all Cooper specialists, state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, and innovative treatment options – benefits that are only available at a leading academic medical center. To ensure the best possible access to care, your medical records and team of providers are all within the same healthcare system. Cooper’s Ripa Center also has a dedicated team of navigators to support you with all of your scheduling needs.
The Ripa Center offers appointments with providers who specialize in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, integrative medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedics, primary care, psychiatry, psychology, and pulmonology. On-site women’s imaging services are also available, including screening mammograms, bone density scans, and general ultrasounds.
Need to catch up on your annual appointment and women’s health screenings? Cooper’s Ripa Center offers a program called Half-Day for Health. With this unique offering, you can check three appointments off of your to-do list in a single visit.
The Half-Day for Health includes:
• An annual wellness visit with a primary care provider
• A gynecologic exam with an OB/GYN provider
• A mammogram and/or bone-density scan, if needed
Cooper’s Ripa Center offers timely office visits, including same-day primary care appointments, so that you can receive the care you need, when you need it. With early morning and evening office hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, the Ripa Center makes it easy for you to schedule an appointment that fits into your busy life.
As a Cooper patient, you also have access to a safe and secure online tool called myCooper that keeps you connected to your electronic medical records at any time, day or night. You can even manage upcoming appointments, communicate with your doctor’s office, renew prescriptions, review your lab results, and more!
Going to the doctor is not something most of us look forward to, especially if it means finding the time to do so. At Cooper, we know how important it is to be proactive in taking charge of your health, and we are here to help.
To schedule your appointment at Cooper’s Ripa Center, call 856.536.1224 and let us take care of the rest!