Well-Woman Care: Assessments & Recommendations

Annual assessments provide an excellent opportunity to counsel patients about preventive care and to provide or refer for recommended services. These assessments should include screening, evaluation and counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors. The interval for individual services varies.

These recommendations, based on age and risk factors, serve as a framework for care which may be provided by a single physician or a team of health care professionals. The scope of services provided by obstetrician–gynecologists in the ambulatory setting will vary from practice to practice. The recommendations should serve as a guide for the obstetrician–gynecologist and others providing health care for women and should be adapted as necessary to meet patients’ needs. This information should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed.

Click here for a PDF version of the entire set of recommendations (ages 13 years-65 and older)

Or, access recommendations on screening, laboratory testing, evaluation & counseling, or immunizations for a specific age range below:

Ages 13-18:

Screening
Laboratory and other Tests
Evaluation & Counseling
Immunizations

Ages 19-39:

Screening
Laboratory and other Tests
Evaluation & Counseling
Immunizations

Ages 40-64:

Screening
Laboratory and other Tests
Evaluation & Counseling
Immunizations

Ages 65 Years & Older

Screening
Laboratory and other Tests
Evaluation & Counseling
Immunizations

Certain risk factors may influence the need for additional assessments and interventions. Click here for more information on high-risk factors

Contact:

Caitlin Phelps
Associate Director of Gynecology
cphelps@acog.org