An Axia Women's Health Care Center

Our Practice


Women First Health Center, an Axia Women’s Health Care Center is committed to providing complete, optimal, up-to-date, high quality standard of care for all women within a comfortable and welcoming environment.

The values that guide us are:

• Compassion
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence
• Stewardship

As the complexity of women’s health issues evolve beyond the expertise of traditionally referred primary care physicians or orthopedic specialists, Women First Health Center, an Axia Women’s Health Care Center has grown to meet those needs. We are one of the few women’s health practices in NJ that specialize in the care of the female athlete. All five of our OB/GYN physicians either actively participate in athletics or have been trained in exercise sciences. Come join our team for optimal care!

Phone Information

Office Phone: 973.669.5711
Office Fax: 973.669.5722
Phone hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm
Nurse phone hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 3pm


Office Hours

Monday: 7am – 7pm
Tuesday: 7am – 7pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 6pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 6pm
Friday: 7:30am – 2pm


After Hours, Fridays & Weekends

An on-call doctor is always on call for emergencies. Please call our main number (973.669.5711) and press the option to be connected to our answering service.


First Time Patients Should be Prepared with:

1. Insurance Card
2. Picture ID
3. Necessary forms
4. Co-payment (If applicable)

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Office Policies

1. Please make sure you bring your insurance card, license and copay (if necessary) to all office visits. You may be required to pay for your visit in full if you cannot provide your insurance card.

2. Payment types include cash, check, all major credit cards, and flex spending account cards with appropriate logo.

3. The office must be notified about cancellations 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment or you will be charged a No Show Visit fee of $25.00. Please let us know if you would like to reschedule an appointment by calling the office or sending an e-mail to

4. Please print out all forms you will need from the downloadable forms tab and fill them out prior to your appointment. If you wish to fill them out in the office please come 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Axia Women’s Health

1. What does the merger mean to me as a patient of RWHG?

RWHG will continue to focus on quality, comprehensive women’s care for all of our patients with a commitment to providing the same or better level of service you have come to expect from us, across a larger network. We will continue this work as the combined company, Axia Women’s Health.

2. Will my doctor at RWHG remain the same?

Yes. Unless otherwise specifically notified, all doctor/patient relationships will remain intact.

3. Will my doctor still be covered under my current insurance program?

Yes. All insurance contracts will remain intact unless otherwise notified.

4. Can I expect the same level of service from RWHG with the newly formed women’s health group, Axia Women’s Health?

Absolutely! At RWHG, we are excited about how we will continue to work and grow with our new and existing patients. Consolidated systems will allow doctors more time to focus on you, our valued patients.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get in touch with a physician after hours?

We always have a doctor on call for emergencies. Please call the main number and press the option to be connected to our answering service.

2. When should I schedule my annual exam?

An annual exam is covered by insurance once every calendar year. You can schedule your annual exam on or after that date. Our office books appointments up to 2 months in advance.

3. How long does my visit take?

Please allow 1 hour for all appointments.

4. To whom should I write my check when I make a payment?

All checks should be made out to Women First Health Center, an Axia Women’s Health Care Center

5. What do I do if I have new insurance coverage?

You can call our office and choose the option for billing to update your insurance information. You can also give us your new card at your visit.

6. Can I be seen for an appointment if I don’t have insurance?

YES. You can call our office for information regarding the visit fees.

7. When will I receive my test results?

Most test results are published to the patient portal and/or SecuReach if you have signed up for those systems. Please allow 1 week for them to be published. If you would like to become web enabled or need a SecuReach card, please call our office for assistance.

8. Should I cancel my appointment if I have my period?

If you are coming in for your annual gynecological exam, then YES you should cancel and reschedule your appointment.

9. At what age should I have my first gynecological consult?

Patients should have their first gynecological consult at the age of 18 or when they become sexually active.

Our Founders

Dr. Claudine Sylvester
Dr. Sonya Youngren

Women First Health Center, an Axia Women's Health Care Center, located in West Orange, NJ, is committed to providing women with a comfortable and welcoming environment where they can receive optimal standard of care.

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520 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
United States of America

tel: +1 (973) 669-5711
fax:+1 (973) 669-5722


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