When it comes to preventative health, women have a unique set of needs. Here is a list of services that are provided at no charge under the Affordable Care Act.
Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year
All women under the age of 65 should see a doctor or nurse for a checkup once a year.
Choose the Right Birth Control
If you are interested in birth control, talk with a doctor about your options.
Get a Bone Density Test
Women over 65 years old and younger women at high risk should get their bone density tested.
Talk with a Doctor If Breast or Ovarian Cancer Runs in Your Family
Does breast or ovarian cancer run in your family? Talk with your doctor about screening and prevention for yourself.
Get Tested for Breast Cancer
Women age 50-74 should get a mammogram every 2 years.
Get Tested for Cervical Cancer
Women 21-29 should get a Pap and HPV test every 3 years. If you are age 30 or older, you can get screened every 5 years instead.
Get Enough Folic Acid
Women who could become pregnant need folic acid. Ask your doctor what you can do to make sure you have enough.
Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Relationship Violence
If you think your partner might be abusive, talk with your doctor about getting help.