This week is National Women’s Health Week (#NWHW) sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. National Women’s Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.
We know that women frequently put their own needs behind those of their families—including the need for comprehensive and quality health care. Moreover, 80% of mothers assume responsibility for their children’s medical visits and are the drivers of their family members and extended family members accessing care. This week, take the time to put your own health care needs first!
Now that the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented, be sure to take advantage of the myriad of covered services:
– Routine anemia screenings for pregnant women
– Breast Cancer Genetic Test Counseling (BRCA) for women at higher risk of breast cancer
– Mammography screenings for women over 40
– Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings
– Breastfeeding support and counseling for pregnant and nursing women
– Cervical cancer screening
– Domestic violence screening and counseling
– Osteoporosis screening
– HPV DNA testing
– STI screening and counseling – including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV
If you want to learn more, stop by HealthCare.gov and be sure to check with your insurance carrier to verify your coverage!