Family Planning Associates Medical Group provides well-woman exam visits which are tailored to your specific needs and concerns but often include:
- Pap Smear Test
- STI testing (genital warts/HPV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas)
- Testing for vaginal infections (yeast vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis) and urinary tract infections.
We can provide prescriptions for birth control for those patients who have had a well-woman exam with us. In some cases we can provide a contraception consultation visit if you do not need a physical exam, but would like to get started on or continue a birth control method.
If you have had an abortion with us and received a birth control prescription, you can make an appointment for a well-woman exam or contraception consultation and we can continue your prescription. We cannot extend your prescription without an office visit and evaluation.
About the Pap Smear and STI Testing
The pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. A speculum is inserted into the vagina so that the clinician can see the cervix and take a sample of cells with a brush. If a pap smear result is abnormal, it does not mean that you have cervical cancer. It means that further testing (HPV testing and/or colposcopy) should be done to determine what abnormality is present, if any.
HPV, HSV (herpes), gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas testing is performed with a cervical brush or swab, similar to a pap smear. These tests are sent to an outside lab and we normally will receive results within a week.
We can test for common vaginal infections, such as bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections in our office and provide treatment the same day if needed.
HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis
FPA does not provide screening tests for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis at this time. If you are interested in having this tests we are happy to provide a referral. See our ‘Helpful Links’ Page for more information on free and low cost testing sites.