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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 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.

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 checkups at Planned Parenthood are personalized to fit YOU. The services we offer depend on your age and your personal medical history.

  • Everyone will receive 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?

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 example. These services vary from person to person, as they are personalized to fit each individual. Pap tests were previously used to screen for cervical cancer. The guidelines have changed and now we used HPV tests to look for cancerous cells. For most people, cervical cancer screening is now recommended to start at age 25 and is done every 5 years. 

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

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. 

About Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

We are the region's largest provider of reproductive and sexual health care services. We have 15 health centers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and provide care to more than 40,000 people per year. 

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