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What are well-woman visits?

Under the Affordable Care Act, one of the women’s preventive services that is covered without cost-sharing requirements includes well­woman visits. This includes an annual well­woman preventive care visit for adult women to obtain the recommended preventive services, and additional visits if women and their providers determine they are necessary. These visits help women and their doctors determine what preventive services are appropriate, and set up a plan to help women get the care they need to be healthy. 

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