Since 1985, the Saint Paul VI Institute’s National Center for Women’s Health (NCWH) has provided services in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive medicine and surgery for individuals needing regular or high-risk care, all in an environment consistent with Catholic moral principles.

The NCWH provides hope and healing to women and couples who are struggling and suffering with reproductive and gynecological medical issues, issues that are often ignored or undiagnosed in mainstream medicine. We specialize in:

  • patient education
  • diagnosis
  • effective treatment plans

These cooperate with a woman’s natural reproductive cycle. This is accomplished through the breakthrough research developed by Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers, founder and director of the Saint Paul VI Institute, in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System™ and NaProTechnology.

Contact Us

To date, we have served patients from all 50 states and countries around the world including Nigeria and Poland. We invite you to contact our office to learn how to become a patient by phone at (402) 390-6600 or by email at You may also visit our office at 6901 Mercy Rd. in Omaha, NE 68106.

Women or couples interested in becoming patients at Saint Paul VI are encouraged to follow the below instructions to become patients at the Institute.

If you live within 3 hours of the Saint Paul VI Institute (SPVI), please call (402) 390-6600 to schedule an appointment. If not, please complete the steps below to become an out-of-town patient. 

The out-of-town patient process begins with our physicians’ review of your case including:

  • a cover letter explaining your gynecologic history, symptoms and treatment goals 
  • pertinent reproductive health records including prior surgical images and notes. (If faxing medical records, please limit them to 25 pages or less. If more than that, mail them with your consult request.)
  • color copies of (2 months or 2 cycles) worth of Creighton Model FertilityCare System charting
  • $150 fee for the review of your case (checks to the Saint Paul VI Institute)

Services of the National Center for Women’s Health

Evaluation and Treatment Programs

In addition to providing general obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic surgery, the expertise of the National Center for Women’s Health specializes in the provision of care for patients with the following conditions:

  • Prematurity Prevention Program
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Recurrent ovarian cysts
  • Repeated miscarriages
  • Dysmenorrhea and pelvic pain
  • Surgical treatment of endometriosis
  • Postpartum depression
  • Progesterone support in pregnancy
  • Perimenopausal/menopausal care
  • Polycystic ovarian disease
  • Reversal of tubal ligation
  • Getting help

Bone Density Screening Program

This program is housed in the National Center’s Adult Bone Density Center. The ongoing commitment to women’s health also encompasses the condition of her bones. It is recommended that a baseline test be performed at age 35.

Reproductive Ultrasound Center

This center of excellence uses state of the art diagnostic ultrasound equipment and techniques, including the latest innovation, 4-D ultrasound. It is staffed by registered diagnostic medical sonographers. This was the first program in the state of Nebraska to be accredited in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound by the Commission of the American Institute for Ultrasound. Using high frequency sound waves, ultrasound testing provides the physicians with useful information regarding reproductive health and fetal development.

National Reproductive Hormone Laboratory

All of the reproductive hormones are assayed in the Institute’s in-house specialty laboratory. This allows results to be reported promptly and with a high level of accuracy. The monitoring of hormone levels is an extremely important part of reproductive care. Dr. Hilgers has developed specific reference ranges for a woman’s hormone cycle as well as progesterone levels for every week of pregnancy, which differentiates the National Reproductive Hormone Laboratory from others.