U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventive Services for Women

Get a Bone Density Test

If you are age 65 or older, it’s time to get a test to find out your bone strength. A bone density test will tell you if you are at risk for osteoporosis.

Review Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Tested for Breast Cancer

A mammogram along with a breast exam by your doctor or nurse can find breast cancer early.

Review Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

You can help prevent cervical cancer by getting regular screening tests (called Pap tests) and follow-up care.

Review Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

myhealthfinder Widget

Use the myhealthfinder widget to get personalized recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce based on age and sex.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mammograms: Questions and Answers

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and used to check for breast cancer. This page answers your questions about screening and diagnostic mammograms.

Review Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests for Women

Screening and diagnostic tests can help doctors identify or rule out a health condition a patient has. This chart lists diagnostic tests that your doctor might order for you.

Review Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Office on Women's Health

Find a Screening Provider Near You: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Search for free and low-cost screenings in your state—use the interactive map to find local contacts for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Review Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preventive Care Benefits for Women

Women have unique health care needs, and often make health care decisions for their families. Learn more about important benefits the Affordable Care Act offers for women and their families.

Review Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women's Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines

Some preventive services, such as well-woman visits, contraceptive counseling and breastfeeding support, will be covered without cost sharing (copayments or deductible) in the first plan year (2012-2013).

Review Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012

Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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