Health resource options near BG for women


Falcon Media Staff

The Falcon Health Center.

Makenna Flores and Nia Lambdin

Going to college means students are introduced to a number of new experiences, some of which include figuring out how to stay healthy while away from your hometown doctor. 

Students like marketing major, Alyssa Lago, want to know about the resources near them and are worried about how hard it could be to access them. 

“I feel like there should be more resources. It is a big public school, it should be closer than Toledo. But even after that there are a lot of people in Toledo, so it might be hard to get an appointment soon, but I feel like it should be available to all women,” Lago said. 

Listed below are women’s health resources like abortion clinics, gynecologists, birth control supplements, planned parenthood and pregnancy centers located near BGSU. 

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Similar to health centers, but run by anti-abortion activists who have a harmful agenda to scare, shame or pressure an individual out of getting an abortion, according to Planned Parenthood, crisis pregnancy centers do not provide abortions or offer a full range of health care options. 

There are currently two crisis pregnancy centers that are located near Bowling Green State University. 


HerChoice is a crisis pregnancy center located on Ridge Street. It has been open since 1985. 

According to their website, they offer free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STI testing, information on pregnancy options and birth and parenting classes. 

For more information, visit

The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo

The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo is a crisis pregnancy center located on Westwood Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. This establishment has been open since 1984. 

According to their website, they provide abortion information, free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, community referrals and pregnancy and parenting classes. 

For more information, visit

Planned Parenthood Centers

These clinics provide health care providers and informed educators and advocates that deliver reproductive health care, sexual education and information to people worldwide, according to Planned Parenthood. 

They are equipped with a staff of nurses, doctors and educators that ensure high-quality and affordable care for women in the United States. 

There are around 2.4 million patients who seek annual education, resources and preventive services from their local planned parenthood clinic. 

Planned Parenthood in Toledo

This clinic provides those with or without insurance with health care and sexual education possibilities, according to the clinic’s website

They are open Monday through Saturday and allow walk-in appointments for morning-after pills. 

All appointments can be privately done from an online selection of services 24/7, but you can also call 419-255-1115 to book the appointment or get questions answered. 

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

This clinic provides Ohioans reproductive health care services that are close to their homes. The clinic provides detailed information on different healthcare options as well as promotes sexual education, according to the clinic’s website

All information provided is confidential and appointments can be booked for in-person or telehealth. 

For more information, call 1-800-230-7526.


This is the use of drugs, devices or surgery to prevent pregnancy, according to the National Cancer Institute

The barrier methods like condoms, Plan B and birth control are used to prevent the possibility of pregnancy. 

Around campus there are many free contraceptives being given out, however, they can also be found around town at clinics and stores. 

Falcon Health Center

The Falcon Health Center, located on Wooster Street, offers contraceptives and emergency contraceptives to students on campus. 

These contraceptives include birth control, condoms, spermicides and emergency contraceptive pills like Plan B. 

For more information, visit

Center for Women and Gender Equity 

The Center for Women and Gender Equity, located in Hayes Hall, offers contraceptives like condoms and pregnancy tests to students on campus. 

For more information, visit


Meijer, located on E Wooster Street, offers contraceptives available for purchase like condoms and emergency contraceptives like Plan B. 

Community members can call Meijer at 419-373-8600. 


This physician specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the female reproductive system, according to the Cleveland Clinic

They deal with all aspects of sexual health like preventative care, cancer screenings and physical exams. 

People assigned as female at birth are said to see a gynecologist for the first time between the ages of 13 to 15 years old and again at 21 for cervical cancer exams. 

Dr. Lillian Miller 

Dr. Lillian Miller is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist located on Ridgewood Drive. She is affiliated with ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Wood County Hospital. 

To book an appointment with Miller, call 419-352-8427.

Dr. Kellen Goldschmidt

Dr. Kellen Goldschmidt is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist located on Chappel Drive in Perrysburg, Ohio. She is an employee of ProMedica Physician Group. 

To book an appointment, call 567-585-0265.