Resources for Parents

On Campus Lactation Centers

Information outlining the location/hours/contact information for the lactation rooms currently available on the university campus is available at:

Child Care

Child care benefits include temporary and back-up child care, and child care support during travel.

The Employee Assistance Service (EASE) offers personalized consultation and assistance in locating child care services with the help of a child care specialist. Services include a database of child care providers, before and after school programs and special needs programs.

Health Benefits and Insurance

Full descriptions and options of health benefits provided are available at:

Campus Policies for Parental Leave

Case Western Reserve University recognizes the need to support employees as they balance career, childbirth, and family life.  This paid parental leave policy addresses family and work-life balance as legitimate, important, and vital to the success of the university.  This policy allows for a specified period of paid leave to be taken within 12 months following the birth or adoption of a child and is administered in conjunction with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). 

Visit the Human Resources website at:

Community Resources for Current and Expectant Parents

Listserv to connect with other parents and soon-to-be parents.
Feel free to send messages to this group: (Anyone can join the list.)


Campus Health Services
Providing health and wellness care, medical assistance, and health-related resources to students.


Women's Clinic
Tel: (216) 368-2453

This clinic is staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, a health educator and physicians (Family Medicine and Internal Medicine) all of whom share an interest in Women's Health.

The Women's Clinic, located on the second floor of the Health Service, is specially designed to meet the health needs of women students at Case, CIM, CIA and OCPM. This is where women may go for the following services:

  • Annual exams (pelvic exam and Pap smear)

  • Birth control

  • Pregnancy tests

  • Tests for sexually transmitted infections

  • Breast lumps, discharge or pain

  • Menstrual problems (pain, irregular periods)

  • Vaginal infections

  • Information about women's health issues

Health Services Sex and Health Links

Provides information and links on the following:

Women's Services

  • Breast Exam

  • Pap smear Exam

  • Pelvic Exam

Common Problems

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

  • Yeast Infection

  • Bacterial Vaginitis

Additional Information

  • Breast Self-Exam

  • Broken Condom

  • Contraception

  • Female Anatomy

  • Normal Period

  • Menstrual Cramps

  • Missed Period

  • PMS

  • Pregnancy

  • Sexual Assault

  • STDs

Men's Services

  • Erectile Quality

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • esticular Self-Exam

Additional Information

  • Condoms & Safe Sex

  • Contraception

  • STDs/STIs


  • FDA HIV/AIDS Index

  • Guide to Shaving Pubic Hair

University Counseling Services

UCS provides services to students enrolled in the University's undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, and to students in the University Circle institutions - Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. Spouses and partners of students are also eligible for couples counseling with the enrolled student.


Office of Urban Health

The Office of Urban Health (OUH) is funded by the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland. Working with the Urban Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the OUH enhances health services, medical education, and health promotion/disease prevention in urban Cleveland through university and community partnerships. By facilitating student, community, and faculty involvement, the OUH fosters programs and initiatives that focus on improving the health of the underserved.