Women's health

Schedule your well-woman check-up today

We know you’re busy caring for your family, working, and managing your household. Be sure you take time to care for yourself, too. We want to help you stay healthy. One of the best ways you can stay healthy is to schedule a yearly well-woman check-up. Well-woman check-ups are a covered benefit for our members. During the check-up, your provider will do:

  • A cervical cancer screening (Pap test)
  • A breast exam

You may not have any signs or symptoms of problems. Getting a well-woman check-up each year can help catch problems early, when they are easier to treat.

You can call your OB/GYN to schedule a well-woman check-up, or you may call your primary care provider (PCP). You don’t need a referral for an OB/GYN. We have both male and female OB/GYNs available. Search online at Find a Provider.

Have a healthy year.

Helpful resources

Members 13 or older don’t need a referral to get family planning services. You can go to any family planning provider or clinic, whether it’s in our network or not. If you’re a NJ FamilyCare D member, you must see a provider who is in the Aetna Better Health of New Jersey network. Otherwise, your services may not be covered. Remember to bring your Aetna Better Health of New Jersey ID cards to your appointments.

Aetna Better Health of New Jersey covers the following family planning services:

  • Annual exams and pap smears
  • Pregnancy and other lab tests
  • Prescription and over-the-counter birth control medication and devices
  • Birth control medical visits
  • Education and counseling
  • Treatment of problems related to the use of birth control, including emergency services

Osteoporosis makes your bones weak so they break easily. As many as half of all women may have osteoporosis, especially those 50 or older. Unfortunately, there are no symptoms. You may not know you have it until you break a bone.

See your doctor about your bone health. He or she can prescribe a bone density test, especially if you are:

  • 50 or older
  • Small and thin
  • Have a family history of osteoporosis
  • Take certain medicines
  • Are white or Asian
  • Have low bone density

To keep your bones strong:

  • Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D
  • Exercise regularly
  • Don’t smoke 

Start planning for pregnancy as soon as you start thinking about having a baby. The healthier you are, the more likely you are to have a healthy baby. Prenatal care can start before you even become pregnant.

See your doctor

Your doctor may want to do a complete checkup and routine testing to make sure you’re in good health. Also, he or she can answer any questions you may have about your health or getting pregnant. 

Start healthy habits

A balanced diet is always good for you. You should follow a healthy diet before you get pregnant. Eat foods that are high in protein like meat, chicken and fish (avoid raw fish). Also, try to drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Remember to eat your fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products.

You need to stay away from alcohol, smoking and street drugs. They’re not good for you and certainly not good for your baby. You may also want to start cutting down on your caffeine.

If you think you are pregnant

Call your doctor. You want to schedule your first visit during the first six to eight weeks of your pregnancy.