Center For Family Health

St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health provides Princeton and the surrounding communities with a full range of primary care for all ages.

Together, our team of six medical providers at Center for Family Health bring complete family care to the community. Our providers at the center include board-certified physicians Benjamin Shepherd, MD and Travis Swink, DO, along with Elizabeth Birkey, PMHNP, a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and certified Physician Assistants, Tamara Workman, PA-C, Jennifer Gutshall, PA-C and Pamela Hansen, PA-C. Expanded lab services and diagnostic testing, including digital x-ray, are also offered on-site.


Walk-In Care

St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health offers a full range of primary care for all ages, including walk-in care for minor injuries and illnesses. Economical lab services and diagnostic testing, including digital x-rays are also performed on-site. The clinic sees all walk-in patients, regardless of your primary care provider or their hospital affiliation.

Convenient walk-in care offers patients treatment for minor, non-emergent injuries and illnesses such as:

  • Allergies
  • Athlete’s Foot & Ring Worm
  • Bladder Infections
  • Bug Bites
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Coughs & Congestion (cold symptoms)
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches
  • Fever
  • Minor Cuts
  • Minor Injuries
  • Mild Vomiting/Flu Symptoms
  • Physicals
  • Rashes
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat (strep testing)
  • and More

When you need immediate medical treatment for serious illness and injuries, CALL 911. The Emergency Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley is open 24 hours.


Primary Care

Your primary care provider (PCP), along with a healthy diet and exercise, is one of the greatest assets for your health. Primary care should be the first choice for most non-emergent health needs. No matter where you live, PCP’s fulfill the same important role for your health care.

Before you select the option of a walk-in clinic or urgent care, schedule a checkup with your primary care provider for non-urgent issues, regular checkups and school and sports physicals. We also offer DOT physicals and other Occupational Health Services for area businesses.

At the Center for Family Health in Princeton, board-certified physicians, Benjamin Shepherd, MD and Travis Swink, along with Jennifer Gutshall, PA-C all provide primary care. Request an appointment today with one of these providers by calling or filling out an online appointment request form.

The Role of Your Primary Care Provider

  • Get to know you and understand your concerns
  • Make referrals to any specialists you may need
  • Consult and coordinate your care
  • Make sure you get the appropriate follow up
  • Make it a priority to provide care as soon as possible


Mental Health Services

St. Margaret’s Center for Family Health in Princeton also has a team of medical providers who provide mental health services and treatment, in addition to, primary care. This special team is made up of Benjamin Shepherd, MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Elizabeth Birkey, PMHNP, a Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Together, the team will provide quality, compassionate care and treatment for conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Forms of Psychosis (Including Schizophrenia)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Forms of Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Care of Pregnant, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Women with Mental Health Issues

This is not a complete list. Please call or click the “Learn More” link below to fill out an appointment request form and see how our providers may be able to help you.

Learn more about our mental health services and schedule an appointment.


If you’re feeling suicidal or thinking of hurting yourself, seek help. Contact your primary care provider or a mental health professional. In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK(8255) or use its webchat at Contact organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for help and guideance. The SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline can be reached at (800) 985-5990.