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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: December 17, 2014

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: December 17, 2014

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: December 17, 2014

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: November 02, 2012

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: December 01, 2014

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: 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: July 13, 2011

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

Women and the Affordable Care Act

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

Review Date: December 01, 2014

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: July 12, 2012

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

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