• Women’s Health Awareness Month

Celebrating women. Celebrating you.

Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This year, NWHW takes place May 12 – 18 and plans to highlight women’s health issues and priorities while also encouraging women of all ages to prioritize their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. 

Women have a unique set of healthcare challenges and are at higher risk of developing certain conditions and diseases than men. These conditions can include anxiety and depression, migraines, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Among the leading causes of death for women are heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. All of these can be treated and even prevented if identified early.

It’s our goal at UCR Health to empower women to make their health a priority.

What should you do?

Use this month as a reminder to: 

  • Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider for a full-body checkup 
  • Schedule an OB/GYN well-woman exam
  • Learn how to better manage stress 
  • Start prioritizing the important things in life like love and laughter 

It’s also important to stay on top of your annual screenings. Cervical cancer screening should start at age 21, mammograms should be performed every year for women age 40 or older, and regular colonoscopies should be scheduled starting at age 45. 

Talk to your UCR Health primary care provider for more information 

If you don't have a primary care provider, find one by visiting https://www.ucrhealth.org/make-an-appointment/ or give us a call at 1-844-827-8000.

Celebrate women by celebrating you, and by taking good care of all aspects of your health. We’re here to help you and all girls, no matter what age, to stay healthy through every stage of life. 

About UCR Health

UCR Health is comprised of a team of physicians, specialists, and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving people’s health. With five medical offices located throughout the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley, UCR Health is growing to meet the healthcare needs of the region, bringing innovative, culturally sensitive medical care to the community. Established alongside the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, UCR Health’s patient-centered primary care and specialty services deliver university-based healthcare excellence and innovation to all communities.