Women's Health and Wellness

What Screenings Do I Need?

Your health needs change as your body changes. It can be hard to keep up with the recommended tests and screenings for women of different ages. Take a quick assessment to find out what you should be doing to keep yourself healthy and stay ahead of any health concerns.

Your health is important – to staying strong, living a full life and caring for those you love. Annual physicals and well-woman checkups are an important part of staying healthy, along with resources like mental health services, nutrition and breast health screenings.
Changes in pelvic health, including incontinence, are normal – but not something you have to resign yourself to living with. Our gynecologists and urogynecologists are specially trained to help you find solutions to pelvic health issues like incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, with treatments ranging from self-care and physical therapy to surgery. We’ll help you find the right solution for you.
Women's reproductive systems are complex and amazing. From the onset of menstruation through menopause, gynecologists and certified nurse midwives can help you to cope with issues that arise from the reproductive organs including abnormal pap tests, endometriosis, fibroids, and any concerns about heavy or painful period bleeding.
Midlife is a milestone – after all, look how far you’ve come. Still, even after all you’ve experienced, your body continues to transform. The changes you may experience as a result of perimenopause, menopause and other hormonal fluctuations are natural and normal, but they can have a real impact on your quality of life. If you experience symptoms that are disruptive to your life or are more than you can manage on your own, we’re here to help.

Why Choose Virginia Mason Franciscan Health?


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Staying healthy should be as convenient as possible. We have women's health locations all around Puget Sound.

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Experts in Women’s Health

Our women's health care providers are trained in the latest techniques and medical advances.

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Comprehensive, Integrated Care

You may have reproductive health issues throughout your life, but our integrated team is here to support you at any age.

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Your Biggest Health Questions, Answered

Having your baby with CHI Franciscan Health

You’ve got questions, but they aren’t always easy to ask. This guide answers some of women’s biggest health concerns, such as:

  • What’s a “normal” menstrual cycle?
  • What should I expect during menopause?
  • Am I the only one with incontinence?
  • What’s the difference between a traditional and minimally invasive hysterectomy?
  • What screenings should I get at my age?
  • How do I choose the right provider for well-woman care?

For definitive answers and treatment plans, of course you’ll want to see your gynecologist or other care provider. But this guide will help you start to understand the health issues most important to you, and better prepare you for your next appointment.