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5 Reasons To Get Your Next Well-Person Checkup at Planned Parenthood

1. You can schedule an appointment without having to talk to another human.

We know that scheduling appointments is probably one of your least favorite parts about adulting and maybe you’ve never had to do it before. We make it super easy-you don’t even have to call us! You can book an appointment online for any one of our 21 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, scooting your butt to the edge of the table—it’s never anyone’s favorite thing to do. But will only recommend a Pap test and other exams at this visit if you are due for one. Otherwise, you’ll receive clothes-on care!

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.

3. 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 being the boss of your preventative health care means checking in before problems start. Taking the step to book a Well-person Checkup with us today can save you future trips to the doctor’s office 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 take a quick eligibility quiz.

We are accepting new patients!

Book an appointment online or call us to book at 1-866-476-1321.

Who needs a well person check-up/annual exam?

It is recommended that women begin having annual exams between the ages of 13 and 15, and every year after. The services you receive at this visit vary depending on your age and medical history.

Book your annual exam now.  Or call 1-866-476-1321, Monday-Friday, to book.

What happens during a Well-person checkup?

Well-person check-ups at Planned Parenthood are personalized to fit YOU. The services we offer depend on your age and your personal medical history. With all people, we’ll do preventive care such as a blood pressure screening, and height and weight. We'll ask you questions about your health and habits, and your reproductive plans and needs. If you are due for a health screening or test, we may recommend you receive those during the visit. Some examples may include cervical cancer screening, blood sugar testing, or STD testing. 

Book an appointment online or call 1-866-476-1321.

Do I have to get a Pap test or other exam?

Only if you are due for a Pap test or other exam. Pap tests looks for precancerous cells. It's recommended you get one of these tests every 3 years if you are 21-29 years old, or every 5 years if you are 30-65 years old. We may suggest a different frequency of testing or additional testing for some people. A well-person check-up may not include an exam at all! If you are due for certain services, it could include a Pap test, pelvic exam, or breast exam, for exmaple. These services vary from person to person, as they are personalized to fit each individual. 

Book an appointment online or call 1-866-476-1321.

Same Day and Next Day Appointments

We offer same day and next day appointments at many of our health centers, so you can get the care you need quickly. Some of our health centers also offer evening and weekend hours. We have 21 health centers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Click here to find your nearest health center and book an appointment.  Or call 1-866-476-1321, Monday through Friday, to book. 

Full List of Services

  • Abortion - in-clinic or the abortion pill (select sites only)
  • Annual Exams
  • Birth control, including IUDs and implants
  • Cancer screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer
  • Emergency Contraception ("morning after pill," or IUD)
  • Help quitting smoking
  • HIV testing and prevention, including PrEP and PEP
  • Immunizations for HPV and the Flu
  • Initial infertility work-up
  • Menopausal services
  • Miscarriage care
  • Pap tests and follow up services for abnormal results
  • Pelvic pain, bleeding or other reproductive health concerns
  • Preconception education and referrals 
  • Pregnancy testing and a discussion of options
  • Reproductive life planning and goal setting
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Trans-inclusive health care, including hormone therapy
  • Urinary tract and vaginal infection treatments

Find a health center and book an appointment. 

Recommended by 98% of Patients! 

Our patients consistently rank the care they receive as "excellent," and 98% of patients say they would recommend us to a friend or family member.  Book your appointment online or call 1-866-476-1376, Monday-Friday. 

About Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

We are the region's largest provider of reproductive and sexual health care services. We have 21 health centers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and provide care to more than 40,000 people per year.