1. You can schedule an appointment without having to talk to another human.
We make it super easy; you don’t even have to call us! You can book an appointment online for any one of our 15 health centers … just a few clicks and you’re done! Pro tip: be sure to choose “Annual Exam” as the visit reason.
2. A physical exam is not always needed.
Getting a pap test, putting your legs in those stirrups, and scooting your butt to the edge of the table is never anyone’s favorite thing to do. But we only recommend a Pap test and other exams at this visit if you are due for one. Otherwise, this appointment is clothes-on care. It's your chance to check-in about your body and your wellness.
3. We’re not your normal doctor’s office.
At Planned Parenthood, we are open, we listen, and we never judge. Our health centers are a welcoming place where we make you feel comfortable and at ease. No matter what your gender identity or sexual orientation is, we believe that everyone deserves high quality, compassionate health care that’s appropriate for your unique needs and concerns. Your well-person checkup or annual exam is also the perfect time to get any sensitive or embarrassing questions about your sexual or reproductive health off your chest.
4. Getting a well-person checkup is a form of self-care.
Just like taking a bubble bath, or snuggling up with your favorite book, getting a yearly check-up is an important part of self-care. You might think that because you’re not experiencing any symptoms, you don’t need to visit a doctor. But staying on top of preventative health can prevent problems down the road.
5. No insurance? No income? No problem.
Planned Parenthood knows the importance of receiving high quality sexual health care services - no matter what your financial situation might be. We have several programs that can make your visit more affordable or in some cases free. Click here to learn more about our special programs and funding.