Who We Are
ARHC has provided reproductive health care since 1975. The center was first established as an abortion clinic, and through the years we have added gynecological care, prenatal care, contraception services, and STD testing to our offerings. We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the CLIA, and our physicians are board certified and hold unrestricted MD licenses in the state of Pennsylvania. ARHC is accredited by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and the Abortion Care Network (ACN).
To better serve our community, ARHC is offering specialized obstetric and gynecological care, in-office and in-hospital surgical procedures, services specialized to the LGBTQ community, and the option for sedation during gynecological exams.
ARHC is committed to delivering fearless healthcare that is imbued with empathy, respect and nonjudgment. As one of only two abortion clinics in Allegheny County, part of our mission is to destigmatize abortion and provide abortion care to all people seeking it, no matter their situation. You can support this mission by donating to the Western PA Fund for Choice, a local non-profit organization that provides supplemental funding for people who cannot afford their abortions. All proceeds from this fund are used to care for people at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center.
Sheila Ramgopal, MD, MA, FACOG
Sheila Ramgopal is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who has been in Pittsburgh since medical school. They graduated from the University of Pennsylvania for their undergraduate degree and then completed a Masters at Columbia University before medical school. They graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical School and then completed their OB/GYN residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Magee-Women's Hospital. They have been in private and academic practice, and now work full time at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center.
Sheila practices the full spectrum of reproductive health care. They believe truly beneficial care can only happen if patients have bodily autonomy, and they provide open and honest communication that helps patients make healthcare decisions that are right for them.
Nikia Tucker, CRNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nikia Tucker is an Obstetrics and Gynecology Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she has worked in area hospitals since she was 17, including Allegheny General Hospital, Magee Women’s Hospital, and UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in their Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit and ICU Command Center.
In addition to being an Obstetrics and Gynecology FNP, Nikia works as an Adjunct Professor for the Community College of Allegheny County where she hopes to help future nurses find their passion in women’s health. She has a deep dedication to women’s health and empowerment, and in her spare time she enjoys mentoring adolescents and volunteering with the homeless. She sees herself as a partner in healthcare and aims to build lifelong relationships so patients always feel comfortable coming to her.
Amy Collins, MD
Amy is a board certified pediatrician with subspecialty training in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Through fellowship training, she has gained expertise in providing sexual and reproductive healthcare for adolescents and young adults. She received her undergraduate and medical school degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans and then completed pediatrics residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was trained in abortion care at Allegheny Reproductive Health Center.
Amy is dedicated to providing comprehensive reproductive health care services to her patients so that they can make decisions that allow them to live healthy, fulfilled lives. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her dog, Paola, and scuba diving.