A well-woman visit is a checkup. It's a time to see your health care provider to:
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.
The 12th annual National Women's Checkup Day will be Monday, May 12, 2014, during National Women's Health Week.
Well-woman visits help you get the preventive care you need, including screenings. Screenings can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. Screenings can also identify other problems and help lower your risk for many conditions, such as heart disease. Under the Affordable Care Act, many women can receive these services without paying a deductible or copay.
There are several ways to participate in National Women's Checkup Day:
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