Women's Preventative Health

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.