Women's Health

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Preventive care for all 

As a Tufts Health Direct member, you can see a primary care provider or obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) for a yearly checkup at no cost to you.

Ask your provider about the following screenings:

  • Pap test — cervical cancer often can be cured when it’s found early. Fortunately, it can usually be found early through regular Pap tests.
  • Mammogram — women ages 40 to 74 should have a regular mammogram. Ask your provider how often you should have a mammogram.

For pregnant moms

If you’re pregnant, let us know! Pregnant members can get many covered benefits, such as an electric breast pump and support with breastfeeding.

Plus, women who are 28 or more weeks pregnant can get a gift card to help pay for a child’s car seat. Check out our EXTRAS program to learn more. 


Learn as you and your baby grow with text4baby. Sign up for three text messages a week timed to your due date or baby's birth date. Signing up is fast and easy! The program is available at no cost to you.

To learn more about having a healthy pregnancy, see our Online Health Guide.

For new moms

After you have your baby, be sure to remember your after-delivery (postpartum) appointment. Make the appointment as soon after giving birth as possible. Use our searchable Find a Doctor, Hospital or Pharmacy tool if you need to find a doctor. 

Make sure you stay current on your child’s shots (immunizations). Shots can help keep kids healthy. Shots protect your child from harmful diseases like measles, chickenpox and hepatitis A and B.

To learn more about caring for a newborn, see our Online Health Guide.