Women Are Multifaceted.
Their Health Care Should Be, Too.

Women are multifaceted. At St. Joseph’s Health, we believe their health care should be, too. That's why we designed all aspects of their care under one umbrella to address both their physical and emotional health. Our new approach to Women’s Health is female by design and streamlines services for Breast Care, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Neonatal Care.

We bring together all the health care services a woman may need throughout her life, so she can receive integrated, individualized care within one system.

Our comprehensive new Breast Care and Surgery Program, gynecological services, maternity services and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are guided by a multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who work together to develop a plan of care that meets both a woman’s physical and emotional needs.

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A Plan That Works for You

At St. Joseph’s Health, your health care is tailored to you. We establish a relationship with our patients as early as possible — designing your care around your needs and goals at every stage of life. Learn more about recommended health care plans for different age groups.

RISKS

IN YOUR 20s

High Cholesterol: Can start as early as your 20s

HPV (Human Papillomavirus): Leading cause of cervical cancer

Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers: Leading form of cancer in adults 25–29, 2nd most common cancer in young people age 15–25, more annual diagnoses than all other cancers combined

Recommended Care

DENTIST

Examination and Cleaning: Every six months

Home

Breast Self-Exams: No longer recommended by the American Cancer Society. However, for those who do check their breasts, if you notice any changes in the way your breast looks or feels, or if you develop any nipple discharge, you should seek medical attention.

OB/GYN

Cervical Cancer Screening, Pap Smear: Every 3 years

Pelvic Exam: Every year to three years

Pregnancy: If interested, ask your OB/GYN if you are in proper health to conceive, how to determine when you're ovulating and what your options are if you have trouble getting pregnant.

STD/HIV Screening: Every year that you're sexually active with more than one partner

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

Blood Pressure Test: Every two years

Cholesterol Test: Every five years

Fasting Glucose Test: Every two to three years

Skin Cancer Check

Vaccine Update: TDAP, MMR and HPV

IN YOUR 30s

RISKS

Cervical Cancer: Most frequently diagnosed between ages 35 and 44

Breast Cancer: If you have a first-degree relative who has had breast cancer, let your medical providers know; you may qualify for high risk monitoring programs.

Type 2 Diabetes: 18% of women over age 30 have Type 2 diabetes.

Recommended Care

DENTIST

Examination and Cleaning: Every six months

OB/GYN

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears: Every year to three years

Pregnancy: If interested, ask your OB/GYN if you are in proper health to conceive, how to determine when you're ovulating and what your options are if you have trouble getting pregnant.

STD/HIV Screening: Every year that you're sexually active with more than one partner

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test: Every two years

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test: Check for thyroid function at age 35 and then every 5 years

IN YOUR 40s

RISKS

Breast Cancer: #1 most diagnosed and second leading cause of cancer death in women

Cervical Cancer: Most frequently diagnosed between ages 35 and 44

Colon Cancer: #3 most diagnosed cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in women

Heart Disease: #1 disease in ages 40–50. 50% of all women will be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease in their lifetime.

Lung Cancer: #2 most diagnosed cancer and leading cause of cancer death in women

Osteoporosis: Women in their 40s have a 0.5% to 5.3% risk of suffering a major osteoporosis break. Lifestyle and family history play a major role in determining your personal risk.

Ovarian Cancer: Fifth leading cause of cancer death in women

Recommended Care

DENTIST

Examination, Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening: Every six months. Oral cancer is more likely to strike after age 40

OB/GYN

Breast Cancer Screening: Mammogram once a year

Cervical Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screening: Begins at age 50; but if you have a family history, check with your medical provider — because you may need to screen sooner

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears: Every three years

Pregnancy: If interested, ask your OB/GYN if you are in proper health to conceive, how to determine when you're ovulating and what your options are if you have trouble getting pregnant.

STD/HIV Screening: Every year that you're sexually active with more than one partner

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test: Every two years

Bone Loss: Exercising, walking, light training with weights and good nutrition can help keep your bones healthy; discuss other ways to guard against bone loss with your Primary Care provider.

Skin Cancer Check

IN YOUR 50s

RISKS

Breast Cancer: #1 most diagnosed and second leading cause of cancer death in women

Cervical Cancer: Not as frequent in this age group, though risk is still present

Colon Cancer: #3 most diagnosed cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in women

Heart Disease: Most common killer of women over age 50

Lung Cancer: #2 most diagnosed cancer and leading cause of cancer death in women

Osteoporosis: Lifestyle and family history play a major role in determining your personal risk.

Ovarian Cancer: Fifth leading cause of cancer death in women

Stroke: 20% occur before age 65.

Recommended Care

CARDIOLOGISTS

Coronary Screening: Annually, including EKG

DENTIST

Examination, Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening: Every six months

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Every 10 years, unless you are at high risk or have a family history of colorectal cancer. To minimize your risk, discuss diet and lifestyle with your doctor.

Colonoscopy: Every ten years

OB/GYN

Bone Density Test: If you're at a high risk for osteoporosis, every two years.

Breast Cancer Screening: Mammogram once a year

Cervical Cancer Screening

Menopause: Discuss the signs of menopause and the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy or other treatments for your symptoms with your doctor.

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears: Every three years

STD/HIV Screening: Every year that you're sexually active with more than one partner

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test: Every two years

Skin Cancer Check

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test: Every 5 years

Vaccine Update: Hepatitis C and Tetanus

IN YOUR 60s

And Beyond

RISKS

Breast Cancer: #1 most diagnosed and second leading cause of cancer death in women

Cervical Cancer: 15% of cervical cancers are found in women over age 65

Colon Cancer: #3 most diagnosed cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in women

Heart Disease: #1 killer of women over age 60

Lung Cancer: #2 most diagnosed cancer and leading cause of cancer death in women

Ovarian Cancer: Half the women diagnosed are age 63 or over.

Osteoporosis: Affects 25% of women 65 and over

Stroke: 75% of strokes occur after age 65.

Recommended Care

CARDIOLOGIST

Coronary Screening: Annually, including EKG

DENTIST

Examination, Cleaning and Oral Cancer Screening: Every six months

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Every 3 years

Colonoscopy: Every 10 years, unless otherwise designated

OB/GYN

Pelvic Exams and Pap Smears: Every three years

Cervical Cancer Screening: Every 3 years (There is no screening for endometrial and ovarian cancers.)

STD/HIV Screening: Every year that you're sexually active with more than one partner

Breast Cancer Screening: Mammogram once a year

Bone Density Test: If you're at a high risk for osteoporosis, every two years.

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Test and Fasting Glucose Test: Every two years

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test: Every 5 years

Skin Cancer Check

Vaccine Update: Flu, Shingles, Tetanus, Pneumonia

Vitamin D Test

Depression Screening

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St. Joseph's Health was named one of America's best in in obstetrics by Women's Choice Award St. Joseph's Health Center rated U.S. News "Best Regional Hospital" in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. St. Joseph’s Health Center achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care.
IN YOUR 20s
IN YOUR 30s
IN YOUR 40s
IN YOUR 50s

Stroke: 20% occur before age 65.

IN YOUR 60s
St. Joseph's Health was named one of America's best in in obstetrics by Women's Choice Award St. Joseph's Health Center rated U.S. News "Best Regional Hospital" in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. St. Joseph’s Health Center achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care.
St. Joseph's Health Center rated U.S. News "Best Regional Hospital" in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. St. Joseph’s Health Center achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care.

Women Are Multifaceted.
Their Health Care Should Be, Too.

Women are multifaceted. At St. Joseph's Health, we believe their health care should be, too. That's why we designed all aspects of their care under one umbrella to address both their physical and emotional health.

We bring together all the health care services a woman may need throughout her life, so she can receive integrated, individualized care within one system.

Our comprehensive new Breast Care and Surgery Program, gynecological services, maternity services and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are guided by a multidisciplinary team to develop a plan of care that meets both their physical and emotional needs.

A Plan That Works for You.

At St. Joseph’s Health, your health care is tailored to you. Learn more about recommended health care plans for different age groups.

IN YOUR 20s
IN YOUR 30s
IN YOUR 40s
IN YOUR 50s

IN YOUR 60s
St. Joseph's Health Center rated U.S. News "Best Regional Hospital" in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. St. Joseph’s Health Center achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. St. Joseph's Health was named one of America's best in in obstetrics by Women's Choice Award
St. Joseph's Health Center rated U.S. News "Best Regional Hospital" in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. St. Joseph’s Health Center achieved Magnet® recognition for nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. St. Joseph's Health was named one of America's best in in obstetrics by Women's Choice Award