May marks the start of Women’s Health Month, a time dedicated to empowering women to make their health a priority.

The Compass Rose Health Plan cares about your health. We want to help educate and raise awareness of conditions and diseases that can affect women, such as cervical cancer, breast cancer, pregnancy and pelvic disorders.

Here are 5 ways to celebrate women's health month:

1. Get Your Yearly Well-Woman Exam

Earn up to 100 Reward Points*

Your annual well-women checkup is a vital part of managing your overall health. These visits focus on preventive care for women and can help catch conditions early, when they may be easier to treat.

Stay healthy by scheduling your free annual well-woman exam with a network provider. Your provider can make a recommendation on which screenings are right for you, such as a pap smear, mammogram, STD screening, breast exam or pelvic exam.

2. Stay Up to Date on Cervical Cancer Screenings

Earn up to 100 Reward Points*

Regular cervical cancer screenings have been shown to prevent cervical cancers and save lives.1 There are two tests to screen for cervical cancer:

  • Pap test
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) test

For both tests, your provider will swab your cervix to get a sample tissue. The tissue is then examined for any abnormal cancerous or precancerous cells.

The type of test and frequency recommended for you depends on your age and medical history.  It is important to have an open dialogue with your provider about your sexual history and any concerns or abnormalities. Understanding your risks and identifying symptoms can also help prevent cervical cancer from developing.

Cervical cancer screenings are typically part of your well-woman exam and are free when seeing a network provider. Stay on top of your health by learning more about cervical cancer screenings.

3. Check for Breast Cancer with Mammograms

Earn up to 100 Reward Points*

Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which is why regular breast cancer screenings are important. Mammograms are recommended for women age 40+ every one to two years, or as recommended by your provider.

A mammogram is a series of low-dose x-ray images of the breast. These images can show growths in the breast or other signs of breast cancer that you or your provider may not be able to feel in a physical exam.2

An annual routine preventive mammogram is free under our plan benefits.

Video: Getting a Mammogram

Learn more about mammograms and women’s health with the Searchable Health Library in myCompass. Search the word “mammogram” to see articles and a video that goes over mammogram screening, including: the anatomy of the breast, what the doctor is looking for, why mammograms are important, what to expect during and after, how to prepare for one, and result expectations.

4. Get Support for a Healthy Pregnancy and Beyond

Earn up to 100 Reward Points*

If you are planning to become pregnant, are already expecting or recently had a baby, the Compass Rose Health Plan is here to support you with our Maternity Program, offered at no cost to members.

There’s a lot to do, learn and think about when you are pregnant and after the baby is born. Our nurses are here to answer questions, provide tips to guide you through each trimester and ensure you have the resources you need.

Let us help you keep yourself and your baby healthy throughout pregnancy, and after.

5. Improve Your Pelvic Health  

Pelvic health issues are a common problem among women, yet many are reluctant to seek help due to the stigma surrounding these conditions. From urinary incontinence to pelvic pain, these issues can significantly impact a woman’s quality of life.

That’s why we partner with Bloom. Their innovative digital pelvic therapy solution can help improve pelvic health from the comfort of home — for free! Through all stages of life, Bloom can help address things like:

  • Changes to bladder and bowel function
  • Pregnancy pain, helping you prepare for labor and delivery and postpartum recovery
  • Urinary leakage
  • Hip and low back dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain
  • Building strength and endurance to keep your pelvic floor healthy during perimenopause and menopause

Compass Rose Living Well is Here for You

No question is too big or too small for our team. Compass Rose Living Well nurses can assist with a broad range of topics from basic questions to locating needed resources. Things like eating a balanced diet, staying active and managing stress can be hard to do on your own. Our team is here to help you meet your health goals and stay on track.

If you have concerns or questions about more serious health issues that require ongoing support — such as high blood pressure or diabetes — we can connect you with our partner Engaged Health Group (EHG) for more supportive care.

* You must be the primary member or spouse, 18 or older, on the High Option Plan to earn rewards.

1 American Cancer Society.

2 U.S. Food & Drug Administration.,care%20provider%20to%20feel%20them