Well-Woman Exam You are the center of their world. A yearly well-woman exam can help keep you there. Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Well-Woman Exam

Well-Woman Exam

You are the center of their world.

A yearly well-woman exam can help keep you there.

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Women are the center of families, companies, and communities. They give tirelessly to keep everything on track. Yet, many forget to focus on their health and their wellbeing. This is a gentle reminder that you matter. Focusing on prevention now can help keep you healthy and right where you belong – with your family, friends, and colleagues. Schedule your yearly well-woman visit today!

What Happens During a Well-Woman Visit?

Well-woman appointments include a full checkup, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury. These visits focus on preventive care for women, which may include:

  • Services, such as vaccines, that improve your health by preventing diseases and other health problems.
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening tests. These types of cancer are common and are easiest to treat when caught early.
  • Discussions about mental, emotional, and overall health.
  • Education and counseling to help you make informed decisions about your health.

Your well-woman appointment is a chance to focus on your overall health and wellness. This appointment allows you to:

  • Tell your provider how you are feeling
  • Get a physical exam
  • Set health goals
  • Ask questions

What to Expect at Well-Woman Care Appointments

A Medical Assistant or Nurse will record your current weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. They may also ask for a urine sample.

Before your physical exam, your provider will ask you to answer some questions about your overall health. These questions may cover topics such as:

  • Medical history and family health history
  • Mental health history, including depression
  • Sexual activity, sexual partners, and birth control
  • Eating and physical activity habits
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances
  • Use of any medicines, vitamins, minerals, or herbs
  • Home life and relationships

Next, the provider will conduct a physical exam, which may include:

  • Doing a pelvic exam (looking at your vagina and feeling around your pelvis)
  • Doing a pap smear if you are due for one (a screening test for cervical cancer, where a small sample of cells is collected from the cervix using a swab and then examined under a microscope to make sure you do not have cancer and that your cervix is healthy)
  • They may also order a mammogram to screen for breast cancer depending on your age and family history.  

To read more on what to expect at this type of appointment, click HERE.

Lastly, you and your provider will talk about next steps for helping you stay healthy. Together, you can decide which screenings or follow-up services are right for you.

For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.



Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

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