Well Woman Exam
What is a Well Woman Exam?
A Well Woman Exam focuses on the unique medical needs of women – addressing your physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health.
A Well Woman Exam is an important part in helping prevent health issues before they arise. Starting from early adulthood all the way through the menopause years and beyond, this comprehensive exam combines many services into one appointment to help make life easier for you.
At Aylo Health, we believe nothing is more important than taking care of you, so give yourself the gift of health – beginning with a Well Woman Exam.
Detect health issues early on with a Well Woman Exam.
Not only can a Well Woman Exam help you stay on top of your health with preventive care, but it also helps with early detection – which is even more important as you get older and your risk for serious health issues increases. Women’s health needs vary significantly from those of men, and those needs change drastically as you get older. Scheduling routine exams with your provider and making healthy lifestyle choices can not only help make you feel better but prevent future medical problems.
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Find an Aylo Health location
A Well Woman Exam can be done at any of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge.
Why get a Well Woman Exam at Aylo?
Effective & Efficient
Our skilled team will help identify diseases and other health conditions in their early stages and provide the appropriate treatment to get you feeling your best.
All nine of our Primary Care locations offer Well Woman Exams, which equates to lesser wait times, and efficient service.
Why a Well Woman Exam is necessary
A routine Well Woman Exam provides women an opportunity to receive preventive care services and discuss with their practitioner ways to minimize health risks and work towards a healthy lifestyle. Women, ages 18-65, should have this exam done on an annual basis to help them get the unique care they need and prevent serious medical issues before they arise.
What to expect at a Well Woman Exam
During your annual Well Woman’s Exam, your provider will begin with a complete medical history and address any concerns or new symptoms. Exams are personalized to each patient and may depend on the woman’s age, physical health, sexual activity, and other health or risk factors. Services may include: a breast examination to look for early signs of breast cancer, a pelvic exam with a Pap smear and/or HPV screening, a general exam, immunizations, and more. Your provider will also discuss additional health recommendations and provide educational counseling based on their assessment.
Why your health should be a priority
We know life gets busy, and the number of responsibilities on your plate can be overwhelming. Whether it’s work, caring for your family, or trying to keep your home in order – women are often pulled in a million directions. Tending to others before yourself may come naturally, but your health is a priority and shouldn’t be placed on the back burner.
Ladies, make your health a priority
Frequently Asked Questions
What services are included in a Well Woman Exam?
What is specifically included in a patient’s Well Woman Exam will depend on the woman’s age, risk factors, sexual activity, and other health factors:
• Family and personal medical history
• Physical examination
• Pelvic and genitalia exam
• Breast examination
• STD testing and prevention
• Menopausal management
• Screening for osteoporosis
• Mammogram, if recommended
• DEXA Bone Density Scan, based on age and risk factors
• Discussion regarding birth control, fertility, and family planning
• Health education and guidance
Will my insurance cover a Well Woman's Exam?
Most commercial insurances will cover a Well Woman’s Exam for those ages 18 to 80 years old. However, we recommend contacting your insurance provider to confirm whether this exam is in fact covered under your plan.
Will I have to have a Pap smear?
It is recommended that women ages 21 years or older should have a pap smear every 3 years. For those 30 years and older, a pap smear is recommended every 5 years, if combined with a screening for HPV (human papillomavirus).
What is Preventive Care?
Regular preventive care, such as a yearly physical, wellness checkup, or well-woman exam, can help you stay healthy and catch any potential health issues early on. Our goal is to help you understand the benefits of your preventive visit and any out-of-pocket costs you might have, so you can take advantage of the care you need to stay healthy.
Are Preventive Care visits covered?
We want to make sure you’re informed about potential out-of-pocket charges that may occur during your preventive office visit. While most preventive visits are covered at no cost to you, you may be charged for certain things, such as:
- Discussing new symptoms or health concerns that are discovered during your visit
- Receiving treatment or testing for an existing health condition
- Undergoing procedures such as spirometry, EKGs, or biopsies
- Having labs or radiology tests that are not considered preventive
If you’re unsure about your lab or radiology benefit, we encourage you to refer to your Insurance carrier for benefits and coverage. Our team is here to help you understand these potential charges, so you can make informed decisions about your care.
Our team is here to help!