Where do you like to go for your women's health check ups?

Where do you like to go for your women's health check ups?

wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I've never been to an actual OB/GYN for my lady check ups. I've always gone to Planned Parenthood. Really, the only reason is because they have been cheaper. The first time I went was because my mother was starting me on the pill. The next time was recently and it was for a general check up and because it's cheaper.

Where have you been? Do you prefer one over the other? I'm very interested in knowing everyone's experiences and opinions
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I've only ever been to the OB/GYN
27
I've only ever been to Planned Parenthood (or other similar)
4
I've been to both
11
I have never been to either
6
Other
8
Total votes: 56 (53 voters)
Poll is closed
09/09/2011
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
When I lived in pittsburgh they had a great Womens health plan. I paid no money since I was a student in college who only worked part time. I got everything free, without being restricted to a certain obgyn. I really liked the place, it was never over crowded, my doctor took her time and they really took care of me. I got all my pills and everything free.

I recently moved to LA. And Ive only gone to planned parenthood because it is what I can afford here, since it is free. It isn't horrible. But it is overcrowded and they try and rush through things compared to my other place. I will probably continue to go there unless I can find another low cost obgyn that is much more like my last one.
09/09/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I've always gone to an OB/GYN because my health insurance fully covers my visits. I've had the same OB/GYN since I was 16. I really like my doctor; even though she is incredibly busy she will still take her time with me and make sure she answers answers all of my questions.
09/09/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
When I lived in pittsburgh they had a great Womens health plan. I paid no money since I was a student in college who only worked part time. I got everything free, without being restricted to a certain obgyn. I really liked the place, it was never ...
Oh wow, a free PP? That's pretty amazing, but I can understand the downside of being crowded and them rushing through their patients.
09/09/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by wrecklesswords
Oh wow, a free PP? That's pretty amazing, but I can understand the downside of being crowded and them rushing through their patients.
Yeah it is free for women who cant afford it. They ask for a donation but you dont have to give them one and you dont feel pressure or bad for not giving them one. They are very polite about it.
09/09/2011
Angelica Angelica
I have gone to a gyno once, but it takes so long to get an appointment there I just either go to PP or the school nurse at university. Thanks for the reminder, Im due for my yearly one!
09/09/2011
js250 js250
Either my gyno or the Women's Health Center at the hospital, which has free check ups.
09/09/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I think that I might try to look into women's health centers at the hospital nearest me.
09/09/2011
PussyPurr PussyPurr
In my younger years I had a nurse-practitioner (I didn't start going to get "woman care" until I became pregnant at 17). Loved it. Had to pick an OB when I moved to Nevada because of my insurance (that's all that was available for female care). Hated it.

Since I'm a student now I go to the Student Health Center. I can just walk in and it's cheap or free, depending on the service.
09/09/2011
Sammi Sammi
I've been to planned parenthood once or twice, a long time ago. I much prefer just going to my regular practitioner.
09/09/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
I just go to my family physician, she's great about it.
09/09/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I just go to my regular Dr - they do everything over here so there's no need to have a handful of different Drs.
09/09/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I just go to my regular Dr - they do everything over here so there's no need to have a handful of different Drs.
Same. Here you just go to your regular doctor. You only get a referral to an OB-GYN if there's a problem.
09/10/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i go to my OB/GYN
09/10/2011
BlackxxxRose BlackxxxRose
I bounce back and forth between my regular Dr and my OB/GYN. I have female health problems so I need both of them to get everything taken care of.
09/11/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I'd really like to have a regular doctor, but not having insurance makes that difficult.

Do any of you go to your regular practioner/OBGYN without insurance?
09/11/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by wrecklesswords
I'd really like to have a regular doctor, but not having insurance makes that difficult.

Do any of you go to your regular practioner/OBGYN without insurance?
I've never gone without insurance, but my old insurance only covered the visit so I had to pay for pap smear and STD tests. The tests cost $85 each so I imagine the price of the visit would make the total cost close to $300.
09/15/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I go to an ob/gyn for my checkups because the copay for appointments is cheaper than the fee for a pap or other gyn service at the school clinic and the service is much better. I do get my pill rx filled at the school pharmacy though.
09/16/2011
time4lust time4lust
Since i don't have insurance,i have only been to planned parenthood. My exams are affordable and when i was on the pill it cost $12 a month. They let you know if you should see general doctor or OBGYN like when i had an irregular mole.
02/10/2012
PDXlady PDXlady
I don't have insurance so I've always been to planned parenthood.
02/10/2012
Beck Beck
I go to planned parent hood when I have no insurance, but use my OBGYN when I can.
02/10/2012
guard083 guard083
I have only been to the OBGYN
02/14/2012
Deeder Deeder
I had my first one done with my regular doctor, but since then I've gone to my OB-GYN. I've been seeing her for years, like her much better, and she's reasonably priced through my insurance. I wouldn't have it any other way.
10/15/2012
Glinteye Glinteye
Im canadian, so maybe its less of an issue, but i just go to my regular doctor (in theory, i havent been in way too long)
10/16/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
Never been to either
10/16/2012
Khanner Khanner
I just go to my regular doctor, and the less people see my business, the better.
10/18/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I've been to both and the quality of care has been the same.
03/05/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
I go to the local health department.
03/05/2013
novanilla novanilla
I started going to a family planning clinic (not PP) when I started having sex because it was cheap and very confidential, as well as close by. When I got a little older I realized I really wanted a different ob/gyn. When I went to a new doctor, I was so amazed at how great she was, and never went back to the clinic. I found that clinics are understaffed for how much they are demanded and needed, so they are often really impersonal. They were great for my teenage, underinsured needs, but as an adult aside from during times of not being insured (like now) I will always go to regular ob/gyns.
03/06/2013
Munko Munko
I go to my OB, always have.
03/06/2013
Total posts: 30
Unique posters: 25