Good news, all you women who don't want to die! Several lovely things are happening to help you stay alive this month: If you have insurance, as of today (or soon, depending on your plan), you'll no longer face copays for numerous reproductive health screenings, contraceptives, breastfeeding supplies, annual checkups, and domestic violence counseling, among other things. And if you don't have insurance, Planned Parenthood of South Florida at least wants to help you get screened for cervical cancer. No abortion required!
Here are the days and times:
- Wellington: August 6
- Vero Beach: August 20
- Stuart: August 21
- Kendall: August 28
Call 800-551-4060 to make an appointment; all dates are from 9 a.m. to noon, except in Kendall, where it's noon to 3.
"At Planned Parenthood we don't believe that a once-a-year screening means once every five years or that only people with health insurance get to be healthy," said South Florida Planned Parenthood President Lillian Tamayo, in a statement.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a Q&A about pap tests, if you want to know what you're getting into and why you should totally get into it.