Well Women’s Exams
Sac Valley Women’s Health now offers Well Woman Exams. Make an appointment today and take control of your health!
What Are Well Woman Exams?
A Well Woman Exam is a preventative measure specifically for women’s gynecologic health. During these exams, doctors can evaluate a woman’s reproductive system with a pap smear, pelvic exam, and breast exam.
By participating in these exams, women teamed with their doctors can identify and treat diseases and illnesses early before they become life-threatening.
Who Should Have A Well Woman Exam?
Everyone 21 or older is recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to participate in a Well Woman Exam. However, depending on your health history, specific symptoms, or other medical concerns, a nurse practitioner may recommend an exam for those younger than 21.
How Long Does The Exam Take?
The exam itself is usually very quick and only takes a few minutes. However, your nurse practitioner will likely sit and speak with you about questions you may have or discuss any concerns with you.
Many women bring up their family planning goals, medical history, and symptoms. Nurse practitioners can help guide you and discuss treatment plans, family planning, and preventative measures you can take to protect your wellness.
What If I’m Scared or Anxious?
It’s very natural to feel this way. People usually find going to a doctor’s appointment scary. It’s important to remember, though, this will be over in a matter of minutes and will provide you the peace of mind you deserve.
Many worry the nurse practitioner will find something dangerous during their appointment. But ignoring something can become hazardous to your health. Remember, the point of these exams is to be used as routine and recommended procedures; they can help protect your health before something bad happens.
Lastly, your health matters to us, but so does your comfort. We’re here to walk you through this exam and be the support you need along the way. No one should fear good healthcare. Our caring and compassionate team is here for you.
Sac Valley Women’s Health welcomes everyone needing our free services.
Insurance is NOT required for our services.
If you are in need of coverage for you or your family, Covered California can be accessed through this link.
Sacramento Life Center has earned accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation. This accreditation distinguishes Sacramento Life Center nationwide as a provider of excellent, high-quality, reliable care in an environment that promotes patient safety and exceptional services.