This week (May 10- 17) is National Women's Health Awareness Week, and an opportunity to empower women to take your health into your own hands! One thing women can do to be advocates for your health is to schedule a well-woman visit, or a checkup with your health care provider. In the visit you and your doctor will:
- Discuss your health habits and family history.
- Get or schedule necessary screenings and exams.
- Set health goals.
Schedule your well-woman visit every year. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, it’s considered a preventive service and must be covered by most health plans at no cost to you. During your well-woman visit, you can receive many screenings free of charge, such as screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical cancer, and more. And if your health care provider says you need more than one well-woman visit in a year, the additional visits are also covered.
Pledge to be a well-woman by seeing your doctor, getting active, and eating healthy! Learn more here.