Women’s Care Center of Drexel University College of Medicine

Sandra Wolf, MD
Executive and Medical Director
1427 Vine Street, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Date Opened: June 2010
Annual New Patient Capacity: 100 refugee women
Clinic Schedule: Dedicated Tuesday morning session twice monthly & variable hours throughout week
Partner Agency(ies): Referrals coordinated by NSC; accepts referrals from all three resettlement agencies
Services Provided: Comprehensive OB/Gyn, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.
Interpretation System: In-person and telephone interpreters
Insurances Accepted: Accept all insurances and has programs for uninsured refugees
Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) represents the blending of three colleges; Hahnemann Medical College, (Women’s) Medical College of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The Women’s Care Center (WCC) has been part of DUCOM since 1998. WCC provides comprehensive gynecology, obstetrics, reproductive health care, Family Planning and support services (social work, nutrition etc) to a diverse, minority, urban and underserved population. WCC has over 20,000 patient visits a year and has a history of designing and implementing unique models of care that are fiscally responsible. The Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Health Services section, under the leadership of Sandra Wolf, MD, has been in place since 2007. The primary objective is to provide language specific, culturally appropriate health care to a vulnerable and growing population of refugee and immigrant women in Philadelphia while attempting to reduce the health disparities they face. WCC has numerous community partners. Dr. Wolf is a member of the Philadelphia Refugee Health Collaborative and works closely with other members, particularly The Nationalities Service Center to provide coordinated services to refugee women. The unit provides care to over 300 refugee / immigrant women / year. WCC, uniquely, provides continuous care to refugee / immigrant families beyond the initial refugee resettlement period including through lapses in insurance. This is accomplished by active benefits management and having numerous ‘safety net’ contracts.