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1650 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065141650 Dixwell Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.44(871 reviews)
Express Care Urgent Care, Hamden Urgent Care - 1650 Dixwell Ave, Hamden
Texted in at 9:00 for 10:45 appt. No problems Staff courteous, knowledgeable,very helpful.  Recommend

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1677 E Main St, Bridgeport, CT 066081677 E Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.67(987 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics, Bridgeport - 1677 E Main St
I felt safe and comfortable
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6 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 068016 Stony Hill Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.48(1.3k reviews)
DOCS Urgent Care, BeThel - 6 Stony Hill Rd
The online registration was confusing. The appointment time given leads you to believe that you have an appointment. Other than that the staff was very friendly and efficient. Very clean facility!!
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1918 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 068251918 Black Rock Turnpike
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.71(730 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Fairfield - 1918 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield
Very good under difficult times. Web site
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200 E Main St, Stratford, CT 06614200 E Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.67(1.5k reviews)
DOCS Urgent Care, Stratford - 200 E Main St, Stratford
The young lady’s that was working there was very very nice Very professional thank you
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636 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516636 Campbell Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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4.53(1.5k reviews)
DOCS Urgent Care, West Haven - 636 Campbell Ave, West Haven
I arrived there early - they started the process early too! Waited in my car, it was relatively quick, easy and painless. Staff was great! Not sure how they keep smiling with a long line of people outside from the minute they open! Would highly recommend this facility :-)
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677 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854677 Connecticut Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.67(2.4k reviews)
DOCS Urgent Care, Norwalk - 677 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk
The girls at the desk are doing the best they can in a really tough situation they were so pleasant and so nice gave complete information. My only concern was that we were all going in for Covid testing and you had to login manually on an iPad that no one cleaned between patients. There was a bottle of hand sanitizer if you choose to use it. One patient walked in without a mask until she realized it - so the exposure level is probably very high.
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1700 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 065141700 Dixwell Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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DOCS Urgent Care, Hamden - 1700 Dixwell Ave
The two staff who were working were great. Great because they are overwhelmed And still managed to take care of everyone.
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317 Foxon Rd, East Haven, CT 06513317 Foxon Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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DOCS Urgent Care, East Haven - 317 Foxon Rd
The services was very professional even thought they were texting for Covid19
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2001 W Main St, Stamford, CT 069022001 W Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
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DOCS Urgent Care, Stamford - 2001 W Main St
everyone was amazing and made me feel so comfortable !!
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1 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 068111 Padanaram Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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DOCS Urgent Care, Danbury - 1 Padanaram Rd
My department came here for the rapid test. The covid test wasn't pleasant but the staff was fantastic.
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506 Frost Rd, Waterbury, CT 06705506 Frost Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.54(1k reviews)
DOCS Urgent Care, Waterbury Frost Road - 506 Frost Rd, Waterbury
Thank you to the gentleman/staff at the Frost Rd. Waterbury UC office for coming out to the car to test Me & My wife there, due to I’m disabled and blind and you accommodate Us so We didn’t have to struggled getting out and back in my car with my wife’s help and exposing Us Thank for caring for treating your patients with respect and understanding. Thank you for having excellent bed side manners and showing you care. Thank you for all you do. God Bless you and all the essentials workers. Thank you
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279 Chase Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704279 Chase Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
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4.51(1.7k reviews)
DOCS Urgent Care, Waterbury Chase Ave - 279 Chase Ave, Waterbury
Really not docs fault for the wait, many people need to be tested for Covid, otherwise very please with the level of service we were provided...
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Connecticut Well-Woman Exams

A yearly well-woman check is essential for keeping healthy throughout your life and avoiding health issues that are common among women. Knowing what a well-woman exam comprises will help you prepare for your appointment and put your doctor or OB-GYN at ease.

What is a wellness visit?

A wellness visit, also known as a wellness check, is an annual assessment with your primary care physician or OB-GYN to discuss your personal health. These appointments are usually different from visits that address acute diseases and injuries and focus on preventative care and whole-person health.

A well-woman check may include services such as immunizations, cancer screenings, and educational programs that help you make educated health decisions, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Gynecological services such as a pelvic exam, vaginal exam, and cervical exam may also be included.

What happens during a wellness visit?

According to Oregon Health and Science University, all well-woman visits begin with a chat between you and your clinician (OHSU). This is an excellent time to discuss any health concerns you may have, such as new symptoms you've noticed or the status of any existing health issues you're dealing with. You might even have discussions about gender identity, body image, exercise, nutrition, family ties, and incontinence, according to the University of Southern California (USC).

During a wellness checkup, you may be given cancer and other disease screenings. Hearing, eyesight, cervical cancer, diabetes, and sexually transmitted infections are all possible screenings, according to USC (STIs). Other screenings you might have include diabetes, osteoporosis, and lung cancer, especially if you're 65 or older, according to USC.

Some healthcare practitioners may inquire about your reproductive health. If you're thinking about starting a family, your OB-GYN might suggest prenatal vitamins and other ways to boost your fertility, according to USC. If you don't want to get pregnant or don't want to have children right now, your provider can talk to you about the benefits and drawbacks of various birth control methods and help you choose the best one for you..

Mental health is another essential topic that your doctor may discuss during your annual well-woman check, according to OHSU. You may be asked about your mood, such as whether you are irritable or have mood swings frequently. According to OHSU, you may also be screened for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues.

What kinds of questions will they ask me?

Your provider may ask you several probing questions during a well-woman check to discover more about your overall physical, emotional, and mental health. This could include questions regarding your menstrual period, chronic health concerns, new symptoms, pregnancy, and current amount of sexual activity, according to the DHHS. You may also be questioned about your drug and alcohol use, as well as any current prescriptions you are taking.

What questions should I ask my doctor?

A well-woman checkup is the ideal time to ask your doctor any health-related questions. For example, you might wish to inquire about the effectiveness of specific diets or new medications or treatments you've lately heard about. Birth control, monthly irregularities, reproductive concerns, vaginal discharge, and immunizations are among the topics you can discuss, according to the DHHS.

According to DHHS, well-woman exams are usually done one-on-one with your doctor, who should be someone you trust and feel comfortable speaking with. Once you've found the proper doctor, you'll feel more at ease discussing health-related questions or concerns with your doctor, who will be able to shed more light on them.

Will I need to have any tests?

If you have any troubling symptoms, such as irregular menstrual bleeding, vaginal itching, pain, or symptoms that indicate you may have a STI, your doctor may order specific testing. Tests and screenings for malignancies such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and HPV are also possible.

Annual Wellness Exam FAQs

  • What is a gynecologist, and what do they do?

    According to St. George's University, a gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in treating female reproductive issues. Your gynecologist or OB-GYN will perform a breast exam and pelvic exam during a gynecological exam, as well as chat to you about reproductive concerns such as birth control or fertility, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • What is a pelvic exam?

    A pelvic exam is used to determine whether internal female organs are normal by checking and touching their shape and size, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Your provider will have you lie down on a table with your feet in stirrups during a pelvic exam, according to the National Institutes of Health. Then, using a speculum, your doctor will open your vagina and examine the health of your female organs, such as your cervix, fallopian tubes, vulva, ovaries, and uterus.

  • At what age should I have a well-woman exam?

    Beginning at the age of 13 or following their first period, females can begin getting annual well-woman checks. Women can receive well-woman checks at least once a year for the remainder of their lives, according to USC, even after menopause.

  • What is a wellness check?

    A well-woman visit is the same as a wellness check. According to USC, during a wellness check, your doctor will discuss any health concerns you may have and do tests and screens to detect common female health disorders.

  • What is a speculum?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, a speculum is a medical equipment that your doctor or OB-GYN may use during a pelvic exam to help them see your female organs more clearly. The instrument is designed like a duck's bill and is constructed of plastic or stainless steel. Your OB-GYN will insert the speculum into your vagina to open it slightly during a pelvic or gynecological checkup. They can see your vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, vulva, ovaries, and uterus through this.

  • Where can I find and book a well-woman exam in Connecticut?

    Solv is the simplest and most convenient method to schedule a well-woman checkup appointment. Solv has a network of only the highest-rated health professionals in your area, and you can make a same-day or next-day appointment right on their website. Use Solv to identify and schedule a well-woman checkup, as well as pregnancy tests, gynecological exams, and pelvic exams.

Sources

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  1. Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year (July 8, 2021)
    https://health.gov/myhealthfinder/topics/everyday-healthy-living/sexual-health/get-your-well-woman-visit-every-year
  2. Well-woman Visits: Not Your Mom’s “Annual”
    https://www.ohsu.edu/womens-health/well-woman-visits-not-your-moms-annual
  3. Know Before You Go: Well Women Visits at Every Age
    https://nursing.usc.edu/blog/well-women-health-visits/
  4. What Is an OB/GYN? A Look at the Doctors Specializing in Women’s Health (October 21, 2021)
    https://www.sgu.edu/blog/medical/what-is-an-ob-gyn/
  5. Gynecologic Examination (July 21, 2021)
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534223/
  6. Women’s Health Checkup (January 14, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/womenshealthcheckup.html
  7. Pap test (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003911.htm

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