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Women’s Health

Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center

Family Medicine Clinic & Urgent Care located in Morehead City, NC

Women have a variety of unique health needs that require expert routine care. Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center in Morehead City, North Carolina, provides a comprehensive range of women’s wellness services for women of all ages. If you’re due for a well-woman visit or have another health concern, call Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center, make an appointment online, or come into the office today.

Women's Health Q&A

What services are included in women’s wellness?

Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center provides a wide variety of women’s health services, including:

  • Family planning
  • Mammography referrals
  • Pelvic exams and Pap smears
  • STD screening
  • Birth control
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment
  • Menopause management

Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center cares for women of all ages and at every stage of life. They provide personalized care and advice to help you protect and improve your health. 

When should I start having Pap smears?

While women should start to develop a relationship with a women’s health expert when they reach puberty, you don’t need to have Pap smears until you turn 21 or become sexually active. Then, if you have a low risk of cervical cancer, the human papillomavirus (HPV), or pelvic inflammatory disease, you should have a Pap smear at least once every three years. Your provider gives you customized advice on whether you should have more frequent tests. 

You should, however, have annual well-woman visits to check in on your overall and reproductive health. 

What are my birth control options?

Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Center provides birth control counseling to help you choose the best type of birth control for your health and lifestyle. Some of the available types of contraception include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Hormonal and non-hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Birth control implants
  • Birth control shots

Some of the factors you need to consider include your age, whether or not you use tobacco, your plans to have a family in the future, and whether you can take a pill at the same time every day. Your provider can answer any questions you have about birth control.

What are my first steps if I think I’m pregnant?

If you think you’re pregnant, make an appointment or come into the office to have a test to confirm your pregnancy. The earlier you start prenatal care, the better for you and your baby’s health. You should stop consuming alcohol and using tobacco and ask your provider about any necessary dietary adjustments. 

Beachcare Urgent & Family Medical Care is committed to providing expert, customized women’s wellness services. If you’re due for a well-woman visit or have another women’s health concern, call the practice, book an appointment online today, or come into the office.