Healthcare programs for women
OhioHealth is there for you every step of the way, with access to leading women’s health services like:
- How can I reschedule my appointment?
Please call your provider to reschedule your appointment.
- Do I need a referral from my OB-GYN for mammography services?
- Women 40 and older DO NOT need a prescription or referral for a screening mammography.
- Women under 40 DO need a prescription or referral for a screening mammography.
- Women of all ages needing a diagnostic mammography — which differs from an annual screening — DO need a prescription or referral.
- Do you have Advanced Practice Providers?
Yes. Many practices have Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives. Call your provider to discuss your specific needs.
- Can I bring my child to my appointment?
It depends on the nature of the appointment. Please speak with your provider to best determine if other arrangements are preferred. Should your child accompany you, we ask that another adult is there to look after them while you receive care.
- Can a support person attend my appointment?
Yes. One support person is welcome to attend for outpatient appointments. If the patient is a minor, a parent or guardian AND one support person may attend.
- If I have a positive pregnancy test, when should I schedule an appointment?
Call your provider upon receiving a positive result. They can assist you in scheduling the appropriate next steps.
- Can I receive care if I have a high-risk pregnancy?
Yes. Our maternal/fetal medicine specialists — practicing at locations throughout the OhioHealth network — have advanced training and experience in caring for women with a high-risk pregnancy.
- I haven’t had a period in three months, do I need to schedule an appointment?
Yes. While this could be normal, it could also be a sign of something that needs further evaluation by your physician.
- If my period is irregular after recovering from COVID-19, do I need to schedule an appointment?
Irregularities are common following illnesses. If you have concerns or if your irregularity becomes persistent, we recommend calling to schedule an appointment with your provider.
- Am I experiencing perimenopause symptoms? Should I schedule an appointment?
Symptoms of perimenopause can be of varying intensity and duration. If you are having symptoms that are concerning to you or disruptive to your lifestyle — like abnormal or heavy bleeding —call to schedule an appointment with your provider.
- If I have not received the HPV vaccine, when should I schedule an appointment?
Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the HPV vaccine is recommended for routine vaccination at age 11 or 12 years (vaccination can be started at age 9).
Vaccination is also recommended for everyone through age 26 years if not adequately vaccinated when younger. Vaccination is NOT recommended for everyone older than age 26 years. Some adults ages 27 through 45 years might decide to get the HPV vaccine based on discussion with their clinician, if they did not get adequately vaccinated when they were younger.
HPV vaccination is given as a series of either two or three doses, depending on age at initial vaccination.
Manage your breast health
For women age 40 and over, getting a regular mammogram is one of the best ways to help aid in the prevention or early detection of breast cancer.