Kent Area Women's Health Community Resource Guide

At the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus, medical professionals offer a wide range of women’s health services, including pap smears and pelvic exams, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) counseling and testing, and counsel of contraception. Currently, we prescribe oral contraceptives, contraceptive rings, contraceptive patches and Plan B emergency contraception. We also provide information and support for community members who are pregnant. Those who need accommodations due to pregnancy may contact the Office of Gender Equity and Title IX at 330-672-7535.

In addition to medical assistance, students may find information on support services through the Student Ombuds who can be reached at or by calling 330-672-9494, the Office of the Dean of Students at 330-672-8003 and their academic advisor.

Students on our Regional Campuses may visit the DeWeese Health Center or contact their campus counseling representative for guidance on local resources.

Here is a list of local resources that may also provide support:

Kent Campus Counseling Resources

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    Van Campen Hall
    625 Loop Road
    Kent, OH 44242
  • The Psychological Clinic
    176 Kent Hall
    Kent, OH 44242
  • The Counseling Center
    325 White Hall
    Kent, OH 44242

Informational Resources

  • Kent State University
    Women’s Center
  • United Way/211 Portage
    999 East Main St. – 2nd Floor
    Ravenna, OH 44266
    330-297-1424 or 1-800-961-0191
  • DeWeese Health Center
    24-hour Nurse Line

Clinics Providing Obstetrical (Pregnancy) Care

  • WIC of Portage County (Women’s, Infants and Children)        
    449 S. Meridian St.
    Ravenna, OH 44266

Local OB/GYN Offices

UH Northeast Ohio OB/GYN

  • Drs. Banerjee, Homafar, Rosenwasser, Reynolds and Carroll
    401 Devon Place, Suite 210
    Kent, OH 44240
  • Dr. Jennifer Carroll
    9318 State Rt. 14
    Streetsboro, OH 44241
  • Dr. Robert Egdell
    6847 N. Chestnut St.
    Ravenna, OH 44266

Additional OB/GYN Offices

  • Summa Health Medical OB/GYN
    3825 Fishcreek Road, Suite 200
    Stow, OH 44224
  • The Women’s Health Group
    121 Northwest Ave.
    Tallmadge, OH 44278
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General OB/GYN of Hudson
    1355 Corporate Drive
    Hudson, OH 44236

Pregnancy Assistance Agencies

  • Akron Pregnancy Services
    715 E. Buchtel Ave.
    Akron, OH 44305
  • Pregnancy Solutions
    3136 Manchester Road
    Akron, OH 44319

Referral Resources/Social Work Assistance

These agencies generally offer a wide variety of services, which may include emotional support, emergency assistance, transportation, credit counseling, adoption services and case work management.

  • Kent Social Services
    1066 S. Water St.
    Kent, OH 44240
  • Family and Community Services of Portage Co.
    705 Oakwood St.
    Ravenna, OH 44266
  • UH Portage Medical Center (confidential)
    Social Work and Case Manager
    6847 N. Chestnut St.
    Ravenna, OH 44266
  • Bellfaire JCB Community Services
    22001 Fairmount Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH 44118
    216-932-2800 or 1-800-879-2522



  • Northeast Ohio Women’s Center
    2127 State Road
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
  • Preterm
    12000 Shaker Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH 44120
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
    25350 Rockside Road
    Bedford Heights, OH 44146
  • (Telehealth Option)

Programs-Financial Assistance

  • Portage County Job and Family Services
    449 S. Meridian St., 2nd Floor
    Ravenna, OH 44266
  • Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline/Healthy Start/Healthy Families
    A nutrition program that provides food, nutrition counseling and access to health services to low-income women, infants and children.
  • Help Me Grow
    Services are designed with your family’s concerns, needs and goals in mind.  
    1-800-755-GROW (4769)      

Be sure to check your local listings for additional resources.