Women’s Preventive Health | Women’s Health

Women’s Health

Women’s Preventive Health

Our women’s preventive health services include screenings and services that detect diseases early, when treatments matter most. We’re focused on helping all women enjoy longer, fuller lives.

Medically reviewed on Nov. 17, 2023.

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Leaders in Women’s Preventive Health Services

As a woman, you have distinct health care needs. Unfortunately, many women put the health of others ahead of their own.

Even if you feel fine, it’s important to see your health care provider every year. Many conditions like diabetes and heart disease don’t cause symptoms. Yet they’re preventable or manageable with proper care.

At UC Davis Health, our women’s health services include annual check-ups, screenings and preventive services. Our team of women’s health experts partners with you so you can enjoy a long, healthy life.

Our Difference

World-Class Women’s Services

At UC Davis Health, we give you access to leading experts in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), the nation’s first women’s heart program, cancer care, and other specialties. We make it easy for you to get all the care you need.

A Focus on Women’s Unique Health Needs

You receive preventive care services from women’s health specialists who understand your distinct health care needs, risk factors and challenges.

Complete Patient Care

We designed our women’s health services to protect your reproductive health, heart health, mental health and more. We help manage complex health issues and chronic conditions, so you enjoy life to the fullest.


Types of Women’s Preventive Health Screenings

Certain conditions don’t always cause symptoms, and some disease risk factors increase as you get older. That’s why it’s important to get regular preventive health screenings as recommended by your provider.

Recommended Health Screenings for Women

Well-Woman Exams

This annual preventive visit often includes a physical exam and mental health assessment. Your provider will check for high blood pressure and order blood tests to look for conditions like high cholesterol and diabetes. These conditions increase your risk for heart and vascular conditions.

Breast Cancer Screenings

Annual mammograms are recommended starting at age 40. Women with dense breasts may want to also consider getting a breast ultrasound or an MRI. We’re a regional leader in breast cancer care. If needed, you receive advanced breast cancer treatments at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cervical Cancer Screenings

Pap tests are a type of gynecological screening that detects abnormal cells in the cervix before they develop into cervical cancer. This female reproductive system cancer affects the lower part of your uterus. Your age and risk factors determine how frequently you need Pap tests. If needed, we provide expert cervical cancer treatments.

Colorectal Cancer Screenings

Colorectal cancer screenings typically start at age 45. You may get tested earlier if you have risk factors, such as a family history of colon cancer. We offer the latest colorectal cancer treatments.

Infectious Disease Screenings

You may get blood tests to check for infectious diseases, such as hepatitis C, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Osteoporosis Screenings

Women 65 and older, as well as younger women with certain risk factors, need bone density scans to check for osteoporosis. We offer advanced dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans to measure bone loss.


Preventive Health Services for Women

Our women’s preventive health services help you make healthy lifestyle changes. These services also help you prevent and manage chronic health conditions.

Women’s Health Services We Offer:

Health Classes

Our health classes help you stay healthy at any age. Class topics range from heart disease, diabetes, general wellness and more.


Your provider will make sure you’re up to date on immunizations during your physical exam. The types of immunizations you need depend on your age, health history and other factors.

Nutrition Counseling

Registered dietitians at our Food and Nutrition Services partner with you to improve your diet. Nutrition counseling helps if you want to lose weight or need to change your diet due to conditions like diabetes or kidney disease.

Smoking Cessation

Our Stop Tobacco Program (SToP) provides the tools you need to quit tobacco and nicotine. These products increase your risk of cancer, heart disease and other problems.

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