Get Your Well-Woman Exam Every Year

Schedule your well-woman visit with a doctor or nurse every year. The well-woman visit is an important way to help you stay healthy.

What about cost? Many insurance plans, including Medicaid, now cover at least one well-woman visit per year for women under the age of 65 at no cost to you. Plans must also cover some screenings and types of counseling.Well-woman visits include a full checkup, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury. These visits focus on preventive care for women, which may include:

  • Services, like shots, that improve your health by preventing diseases and other health problems
  • Screenings, which are medical tests to check for diseases early when they may be easier to treat
  • Education and counseling to help you make informed health decisions

What happens during a well-woman visit? Your well-woman visit is a chance to focus on your overall health and wellness. There are 3 main goals for the visit and you may also download this fact sheet from the American College of Gynecological and Obstetrics Well Woman Exam. Be sure to bring this checklist to your appointment and review with your doctor.

  • Documenting your health habits and history
  • Getting a physical exam
  • Setting health goals

Getting screening tests is one of the most important things you can do for your health. At your well-woman visit, the doctor or nurse may recommend screening you for:

  • Certain types of cancer including mammography and colonoscopy
  • HPV (human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer)
  • HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis (Bone Density DEXA Scan)

In addition to screenings, the doctor may sometimes recommend counseling for:

  • Depression
  • Domestic violence

What to bring to your Well Woman Exam;

  • Know your family health history. Your family’s health history is an important part of your personal health record.
  • Make a list of questions for your doctor.

Schedule Your Annual Well Woman ExamSend us an email or contact our office at 850-696-4000. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. We appreciate the trust you put in us to take care of your health care needs and hope that you will take advantage of this new benefit to work with us in creating your personalized prevention plan.

Learn more about the Well Woman Exam