Providing Well-Woman Care and Preventative Health Services
Have you had your well-woman check-up yet this year? Each stage of our lives as women requires health management, disease detection and prevention. The best preventive care measure is the annual well-woman exam. Early detection saves lives and maintaining your physical and mental health can open up new ways to live a healthier life! A Woman’s Place specializes in providing well-women care and preventative health services to Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. We offer a full-range of services for a healthy life plan.
What Is a Well Woman Check-Up?
A well-woman visit is a yearly meeting with your Certified Nurse Midwife, to help ensure you live a healthy life to your fullest! Well-woman care includes a general health history, a sexual health history, a review of medications, contraceptive counseling, menopause counseling, a physical exam and, if needed, laboratory or other testing - all of which include training and guidance to assist you in making informed health decisions.
What Happens During the Visit?
Your well-woman check-up is an excellent opportunity to focus on your overall health and wellness. There are three main goals for a visit, documenting your health habits and history, getting a physical exam, and setting health goals. Come prepared with your detailed health history and any medications you are currently taking. The more prepared you can be with your medical record, the more precise your health plan will be.
Build a List of Questions for Your Health Professional
Your well-woman visit at A Woman’s Place can be an excellent time for you to get your medical questions answered by a healthcare professional. This can help provide peace of mind if you’ve been worrying about your health. Feel free to bring up questions regarding anything from birth control to mental health-related queries, as this time is dedicated to giving you a clearer picture of your overall health and wellness.
Inquire About Screening Tests
Conducting screening tests is one of the most important things you can do to promote healthy living. Speak one of our CNMs at A Woman’s Place regarding which screenings you may need at your next well-woman check-up. We may recommend screening you for certain types of cancer, HPV, HIV, and other STDs. High blood pressure and cholesterol can also be measured through specific testing. By being open and thorough when talking to our team, you can identify issues before they become bigger problems.
We are a Fort Collins' top choice for well-woman care and preventative health services. Our services cover routine annual exams, abnormal pap smear treatment, family planning, as well as diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Schedule an appointment today, contact A Woman’s Place!