Why Trust Alium Health for a Women’s Wellness Exam
Alium Health is proud to be an accessible and trustworthy provider of female health assessments, with over 35 years of experience in healthcare. We provide:
Priority in healing all aspects of physical, mental and social health.
A one-stop shop with consistency across appointments.
We will handle your women’s wellness exam with the care and attention it needs, because we know that your health is important.
What Does a Well Woman Exam Include?
During your well woman exam, your healthcare provider will conduct a comprehensive examination and assessment of your overall health, and the specific procedures and discussions will vary depending on your circumstances.
Some common elements that are often included in your female health assessment include:
including any existing medical conditions, past surgeries, medications and family medical history.
Contraception and family planning
including birth control options, the most suitable methods for you based on your preferences and medical considerations.
A physical examination
including measuring vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate and weight, and may also include examining your lungs, abdomen and other relevant areas.
including Pap tests for cervical cancer, mammograms for breast cancer, bone density for osteoporosis, blood tests for cholesterol or sexually transmitted infections (STI) tests.
including checking for any abnormalities such as changes in breast tissue or lumps, and advice for checking for the signs yourself.
including reviewing your immunization status and administer any necessary vaccines, such as the annual flu shot or vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) or hepatitis.
including examining the vagina, cervix and uterus to check for infection, abnormalities, or early signs of cervical cancer.
including discussions about lifestyle factors and health promotion. The healthcare provider may provide guidance on nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other topics to support overall well-being.
How often should you have a well woman check up?
As a general rule of thumb, you should go for a women’s health check annually, but this can vary based on a woman's age, health status, medical history, and risk factors. Here are some guidelines for how often one should have a well-woman visit:
Adolescence (13-18 years old): Yearly check-ups to monitor growth, development, and discuss puberty, menstrual health, and sexual health education.
Young Adulthood (19-39 years old): Yearly well-woman visits for preventive care, reproductive health, and screenings. This includes pap smears every 3 years.
Perimenopause and Menopause Transition (40-64 years old): Annual well-woman visits are generally recommended. Mammograms are usually recommended every 1-2 years, starting at age 40-50, depending on individual risk factors.
Post-Menopause (65 years and older): Well-woman visits are still important for overall health monitoring. Mammograms and other screenings may continue, depending on individual health and risk factors.