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Northwestern Medicine Program for Women's Bone Health

In Lavin Family Pavilion


Osteoporosis occurs when the density of a bone is so low that fracture is likely. With advancing age (particularly around menopause), women lose more bone than they make. Certain medical conditions and even some commonly used medications can also contribute to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is almost always a silent disease until a bone break (fracture) occurs, which is why screening and prevention are critical. In the United States alone, there are 8 million women with osteoporosis and 34 million women with low bone mass (osteopenia) who are at risk of fracture and don’t know it.

Fractures from osteoporosis are responsible for 2 million fractures every year, and 25 percent of women over age 50 who have an osteoporotic hip fracture ultimately die as a result of their injury. Other fractures such as vertebral (spine) fractures cause pain, height loss or breathing difficulty.

Strategies to optimize bone health should start prior to menopause. Our clinic can offer an evaluation of risk factors and recommendations to help you minimize bone loss and lower your risk of fracture.

Learn more about the Northwestern Medicine Program for Women’s Bone Health.

Parking and Transportation

Seven floors of enclosed patient and visitor parking and a patient pick-up and drop-off area located in the covered drive through.

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Parking Rates

Standard Parking

Up to 7 Hours: $13 7 to 24 Hours: $28

Parking Validation

You can validate your ticket at the customer service desks on the first and second floors.

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.