Does Planned Parenthood Do Gynecological Exams?

Women’s Services

The compassionate staff at Planned Parenthood are experts in women’s health care.

We provide essential reproductive and sexual health services like pelvic exams, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for vaginal infections.

Can I get a pap smear at Planned Parenthood?

You don’t need to get your first Pap test until you’re 21. However, it’s a good idea to go in for a general exam (sometimes called a “well woman” exam) with a gynecologist or other sexual and reproductive health care provider, like a doctor or nurse at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center.

How much does an exam at Planned Parenthood cost?

Generally, STD testing at a Planned Parenthood office in the US will carry a few different charges, including an exam fee and various lab fees. On average it’ll cost you about $180[1] to test for the top four STD threats. However, this number can vary widely depending on where you are, your age and household income.

Can I see a gyno at Planned Parenthood?

You can go to your local Planned Parenthood health center, a health clinic, or your private doctor. You can often see a regular doctor for wellness visits, or you can see a gynecologist who specializes in women’s health.

What’s an annual exam at Planned Parenthood?

An annual exam is a yearly reproductive health visit with your health care provider. Also known as well-woman visits or gynecological exams, the annual exam may involve checking your height, weight and blood pressure.

How much does Pap smear cost at Planned Parenthood?

For those not covered by health insurance, a conventional Pap test usually costs $25 to $40 and a liquid-based Pap test — sometimes referred to by the brand name ThinPrep — costs $45 to $60, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Many states require insurance companies to cover regular Pap tests.

When should a girl start having Pap tests?

Gynecologists recommend a Pap smear starting at age 21, and then every 3 years for women in their 20s. In this test, the doctor gently scrapes cells from the cervix using a small brush or spatula.

Are abortions free at Planned Parenthood?

You can get the abortion pill from a doctor, nurse, health clinic, or Planned Parenthood health center. You may be able to get the abortion pill for free or low cost.

Does Planned Parenthood do free breast exams?

While mammograms are considered a form of preventive care, Planned Parenthood doesn’t do their own mammograms. Clinics perform breast exams and refer patients to outside clinics for an actual mammogram.

Is a visit to Planned Parenthood free?

The government provides money to family planning clinics, like Planned Parenthood, so that people who do not have health insurance can get care at reduced rates, or in some cases free, depending on their family income at the time of their visit.

Are Gyno appointments free?

In order for your well-woman exam to be free, it must take place with a doctor or nurse practitioner who accepts your insurance. Some women choose OB-GYNs, while others opt for certain specialists, primary care doctors(aka PCPs), or nurse practitioners.

What services are offered at Planned Parenthood?

The essential health care services Planned Parenthood provides, like: STD testing and treatment, birth control, well-woman exams, cancer screening and prevention, abortion, hormone therapy, infertility services, and general health care.

What happens at an annual gyno appointment?

Your ob-gyn will also examine the walls of the vagina and cervix. A Pap test is often done during the pelvic exam. Your ob-gyn will remove a sample of cells from your cervix using a small brush. To test for STDs, the ob-gyn will take a swab of tissue during the pelvic exam and/or check blood tests.

Does Planned Parenthood do well woman exams?

Whether you have a specific health concern, or just need a routine well woman exam, Planned Parenthood is here for you. We offer services in: Breast Exams. Cervical Cancer Screenings.

Do annual exams check for STDS?

Most annual wellness exams do not automatically include STD testing, unless you’re showing symptoms. But, it’s a good idea to be tested on a regular basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all sexually active women under 25 be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea annually.

What is the difference between a Pap smear and an annual exam?

What is the difference between a Pap smear and an annual exam? The annual exam is done to check your overall physical health. A Pap smear may be offered as part of an annual exam. If you have a cervix and have ever been sexually active in any way, you need regular pap smears.

How Often Does insurance pay for pap?

Medicare Part B covers a Pap smear, pelvic exam, and breast exam once every 24 months for all women. You may be eligible for these screenings every 12 months if: You are at high risk for cervical or vaginal cancer. Or, you are of childbearing age and have had an abnormal Pap smear in the past 36 months.

Can you do walk in for Planned Parenthood?

Most of our services are available on a walk-in basis, but walk-in hours are subject to change. Procedures are not available on a walk-in basis. Walk-ins (walking in with no appointment) are only available when appointments do not show up or a clinic is not booked up for the day.

Will Planned Parenthood do payment plans?

Payment Plans

All you need is an active debit card, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, checking, or savings account. Our monthly payment plans cover all regular exams, lab tests, birth control methods, and STD testing and treatment services*. *Full payment is required for vasectomy and abortion services.