What is included in a well woman exam?

What is included in a well woman exam?


What Is Included In a Well-Woman Exam?

A Well-Woman Exam is an important part of maintaining your reproductive health. At Vida Medical Clinic, this essential exam is provided free of cost and consists of the following:

  • Pap testing
  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam

Read on to learn more about these services and why they’re vital for your health. 

Pap Testing

If you’re between 21 and 65, receiving pap testing  is recommended. Pap testing looks for abnormal changes in your cervix’s cells caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). Frequency of testing is dependent on the results of current and past tests along with age. 

HPV is one of the most common STDs, and it is also one of the leading causes of cervical cancer. However, if you receive an abnormal result on your pap testing and seek follow-up care, it may help prevent cervical cancer from developing. At Vida Medical Clinic, we can provide a medical referral if follow-up care is needed. 

Pelvic Exam

During a pelvic exam, the nurse practitioner performs a checkup of your vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and cervix for any signs of problems  This is done with a gloved hand and speculum. This can assess treatable problems such as infections. 

Breast Exam

During a breast exam at Vida Medical Clinic, the nurse practitioner will physically examine your breasts and feel for any lumps or abnormalities. This is an important part of early breast cancer detection. If any abnormalities are present, Vida will provide a medical referral for additional testing.

Next Steps

Take charge of your reproductive health and schedule your free well woman exam at Vida online here or call 920-731-4354. All appointments and resources at Vida Medical Clinic are provided free of charge because we believe that every woman should have access to the care they need and deserve.