Primary Care For Women

Meeting women where they are in their health care journey is our focus for women-centered primary care.

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Primary Care Services For Women

Flu Shots Are Available!

MUSC Health recommends that patients six months and older receive their flu shot by December. You may get the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot during the same visit.

Call 843-792-7000 to schedule an appointment or schedule online.

Our women's primary care services include:

  • Physicals
  • Prevention and wellness services
  • Acute care
  • Same-day and evening appointments for well and sick patients
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Patient education
  • Culinary medicine
  • LGBTQ+
  • Breast exams
  • Primary Care for cancer patients
  • Contraception
  • Virtual/telehealth access

 

Whether you are navigating a complex diagnosis or making lifestyle changes to achieve better health, your journey to wellness begins here.

Preventive Care for Women

A timeline for every stage of life

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Age 9 to 12

HPV vaccination – officially recommended/approved for women 9 to 26 years of age.

About HPV Vaccination
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Age 21 to 29

Begin Pap test every three years. Your provider may recommend a breast exam every one to three years.

Screenings & Prevention
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Age 30

May include HPV testing with your Pap tests; If you have normal results, you only need to have a Pap test every five years.

Our Services
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Age 40

Begin considering getting a mammogram.

Learn From An Expert
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Age 45

Your clinician may recommend a colon cancer screening based on certain risk factors (i.e., family history, African American race, American Indian, Alaskan Native, obesity, and others).

About Colon Cancer
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Age 50

Colon cancer screening (colonoscopy) and Mammogram; it is recommended that women start screening at age 50.

About Colonoscopies
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Age 65

Bone mineral density test to check for osteoporosis; Ask your doctor if you need to continue having Pap tests.

About Bone Health
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Age 75

Speak with your doctor about whether you still need to have mammograms and colon cancer screening. For some women, it might make sense to stop these tests.

Healthy Aging