This exam is offered to women or female-identified individuals to discuss health history and reproductive health care needs, and may include a physical exam
Weight and blood pressure check, clinical breast exam, optional pelvic exam and various tests for sexually transmitted infections. Women 21 and over will be offered a pap smear every 1-3 years, depending on age.
Who gets one and when should they start?
Any woman can schedule this appointment, pending eligibility for services at CHS.
How often do I need to get a Well Woman’s Exam?
Every 1-3 years.
How much does the exam cost?
The student fee covers unlimited visits to Campus Health Services, but procedures and lab tests sent out of the building are dependent on insurance coverage.
What is the difference between a pap smear and a Well Woman’s Exam?
The Women’s Exam is done to check your overall physical health and the pap smear screens for cervical cancer. A pap smear is often done as part of a Well Woman’s Exam.
Why is it important to have a Well Woman’s Exam regularly?
Regular examinations encourage and promote healthy living and prevention of common illnesses. Yearly visits to review personal and family risk factors provide opportunity to discuss future family planning.
Where can I get a Well Woman’s Exam?
A Well Woman’s Exam is offered at Campus Health Service throughout the year. Other community clinics and the UNC Hospital do offer similar routine exams (cost dependent on your insurance).