Schedule your well-woman visit with a doctor or nurse every year. The well-woman visit is a great tool to help you stay healthy.
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:
Your well-woman visit is a chance to focus on your overall health and wellness. There are 3 main goals for the visit:
Before your visit, the doctor or nurse will ask you to answer some questions about your overall health. These questions may cover topics like your:
The doctor or nurse will do a physical exam, which usually includes:
You and the doctor or nurse will talk about the next steps for helping you stay healthy. Together, you can decide which screenings or follow-up services are right for you.
If you have health goals, like losing weight or quitting smoking, you and your doctor or nurse can make a plan to help you meet these goals.
How often do I need a well-woman visit?
It’s a good idea to get a well-woman visit once a year. Depending on the screenings or other services you need, it may take more than 1 visit. For example, the doctor or nurse may ask you to come in for a follow-up visit to discuss the results of a screening. Another option is you may need a separate appointment to get a specific service. You should also know your family health history. The health history of your family is an important part of your personal health record. Write down this information and take it to your well-woman visit. Make a list of questions for your doctor.
This visit is a great time to ask the doctor or nurse any questions related to:
Some important questions include:
Take a notepad and write down the answers so you remember them later.
Getting screening tests is one of the most important things you can do for your health. At your well-woman visit, the doctor may recommend screening you for:
Follow up with the doctor after your visit
During your well-woman visit, the doctor or nurse may recommend that you see a specialist or get certain screenings. Try to schedule these follow-up appointments before you leave the doctor’s office.
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