About Our Bakersfield Women’s Health Center

Advanced Women’s Health Center began as an OB/GYN practice in 2005. We’re committed to the health and well-being of women in all stages of life. When we started, we had a traditional OB/GYN practice. Over time, we saw that women wanted more services, so we added and continue to add procedures and staff to meet our patients’ needs and desires.

Proverbs 3:27 (New Living Translation) says: “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” We love the Bakersfield community, and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to make a positive difference here. Every encounter with our patients is important. Women receive attentive and personal care in a beautiful and relaxing and environment that isn’t like a typical doctor’s office.

We serve women’s needs for obstetrics and life-long gynecology with the most advanced and current care and procedures, such as:

  • Expert prenatal care
  • Ample time with doctors to answer all questions
  • Full-color ultrasound
  • Temporary or permanent birth control
  • Condition-specific procedures, such as for endometriosis
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Confidential STD testing
  • Infertility treatments
  • Menopause care
  • Urogynecology (leaky bladder issues)

The doctors and staff at AWHC get to know each patient to make the best-informed healthcare recommendations for each individual.


Dr Helliwell is very professional, direct and straight-forward and tells you how it is. There is no sugar coating. I am very pleased with his work and staff. His team is very sweet and fun active! They make you feel at eased and at home! I have had surgery once before with a differ doctor who I regret going to. I would most definitely refer anyone to see this doctor! 2 THUMBS UP!!!
Monique J.
Patient