Women have health needs beyond that of routine well checkups.
Learn more about special attention to women’s health.
- Well-Woman Checkup
- Test to Check for Sexually Transmitted Infections or Disease
- Cervical Cancer Screening
One of the best ways you can stay healthy is to schedule a yearly well-woman checkup.
Well-woman checkups are a covered benefit for our members. During this checkup, your provider may do a:
- Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) to check for cervical cancer (Learn more about cervical cancer here)
- Breast exam to check for breast cancer (Learn more about mammograms here)
Test to Check for Sexually Transmitted Infections or Disease
You may not have any signs or symptoms of these problems. Getting a well-woman checkup each year can help catch problems early before they become difficult to treat. A woman’s health can change quickly. That’s why it’s important to schedule a well-woman checkup each year.
You can call your primary care physician (PCP) to schedule a well-woman checkup, or you may call an OB/GYN.
Cervical Cancer Screening
The Pap test or Pap smear looks for early signs of cancer at the cervix. It is often done with an HPV (human papillomavirus) test. HPV can cause changes that lead to cervical cancer. If you are 21-29 years old, you should get a Pap test annually. If you are 30-65 years old, you may get Pap tests less often if your results are normal.