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A well-person check-up is a yearly appointment to check in about your health. We personalize this visit to fit you, your body, and your health, and help determine care that is right for you. A physical exam is not always needed.

What is a well-person check-up?

Your well-person check-up is all about you, your body, and your health. Well-person check-ups are also called annual exams, although an exam is not always needed. It is important for everybody to have a yearly well-person check-up to help you be as healthy as you can be. At PPNNE, we consider many factors that could impact your health from your medical history, your mental health, your reproductive plans and your goals.

What happens during a well-person check-up?

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. 

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. 

Ask us anything.

A well-person check-up is also your chance to ask us questions. Our non-judgmental staff are here to listen and provide answers. Instead of Googling, you can trust the staff at Planned Parenthood.

Recommend 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. 

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. 

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