Women's History Month
As you may already know, March is Women's History Month. We look back and celebrate the achievement and sacrifice of so many great women. Names such as: Joan of Arc, Esther, Ruth, Rosa Parks, Florence Nightingale, Cleopatra, Audrey Hepburn, Margaret Thatcher, Oprah, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marie Curie, and Emily Dickinson have all made their mark on history in their own way. Reading the above names makes your mind bounce around in time, gives perspective, and makes you thankful.
We would like to take this time to remind you of many preventative screenings available for all who have active Medicare Part B coverage which you should take advantage. Many do not have these screenings and test completed because they think it will cost them money. Below are a list of these screenings.
Preventative Screenings for women
Cervical & vaginal cancer screening & Mammograms
- Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Pap tests and pelvic exams to check for cervical and vaginal cancer. As part of the exam, Part B also covers a clinical breast exam to check for breast cancer.
Part B covers these screening tests:
- Once every 24 months for all women
- Once every 12 months if you’re at high risk for cervical or vaginal cancer, or if you’re of childbearing age and have had an abnormal Pap test in the past 36 months
-Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
-Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
-Bones-mass measurements (bone density)
-Cardiovascular disease screenings
-Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
-Colorectal cancer screenings
-Diabetes self-management training
-Hepatitis C screening test
-Lung cancer screening
-Nutrition therapy services
-Obesity screenings & counseling
-One-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit
-Prostate cancer screenings
-Sexually transmitted infections screening & counseling
-Hepatitis B shots
-Tobacco use cessation counseling
-Yearly "Wellness" visit
Questions about your current coverage, or getting ready to turn 65? Give us a call or email today.
Book your appointment today:
Bill Gay: 386-846-4190
Kaitlyn Stafford: 386-957-7851