A well-woman visit provides an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimizing health risks. (ACOG)
Reproductive Planning and Pregnancy Counseling
By providing holistic early pregnancy wellness screenings for our patients with a confirmed pregnancy, our patients have the evidence-based information they need to make decisions about pregnancy and pregnancy-related health concerns.
The women’s wellness visit provides selected preventive health services, such as breast and pelvic exams. This is a vital part of engaging patients in shared decision-making and encouraging healthy behaviors.
STI Testing and Treatment
Even with no symptoms, you can pass sexually transmitted infections to your sex partners. It’s important to be tested at least once a year and before you have sex with a new partner. Although someone may look and feel healthy, that doesn’t mean they’re infection-free.
During your women’s wellness visit, we may test for three of the most common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. The Center For Disease Control (CDC) recommends these testing guidelines:
- Sexually active women under 25 years of age
- Sexually active women 25 years of age and older if at increased risk (those who have a new sex partner, more than one sex partner, a sex partner with concurrent partners, or a sex partner who has an STI)
- All pregnant women under 25 years of age
- Pregnant women, 25 years of age and older if at increased risk (those who have a new sex partner, more than one sex partner, a sex partner with concurrent partners, or a sex partner who has an STI)
If you have one of these STIs, the CDC recommends testing again 3 months after treatment. We will also offer you a test-of-cure appointment after treatment is completed.
How We Can Help
We offer confidential women’s health appointments. Plus, we offer educational resources to create positive solutions to the issues you’re facing, all in a compassionate, non-judgmental setting.
You need to make appointments over the phone. Please call 770-957-8288.