Women's Health

Care Through Every Stage of Life

If you are looking for a healthcare provider who will listen to you and provide care on your terms, then look no further than Glendive Medical Center. Our compassionate women’s healthcare professionals have experience working with patients of all ages. We understand that it can be difficult finding a care provider you can trust and speak openly with. Our team strives to create close relationships with patients and maintain an environment where you can feel free to tell us your concerns without fear of judgment or negligence.

Women’s health covers everything from health screenings to menopause care. Our hospital has served the community for nearly 100 years, and we established relationships with patients that have lasted a lifetime.

Our services include:

  • Gynecological exams
  • Birth control
  • Labor and delivery
  • Pregnancy care
  • Menopause care
  • Mammography
  • Cancer screening
  • STD screening
  • Abnormal period treatment

When to See a Gynecologist

It’s important to have a gynecologist that you feel you can trust. Gynecologists perform many exams that are essential to maintaining overall health and wellness. Many women seek out care from a gynecologist at the time of their first period. It is recommended that you continue seeing your gynecologist once every one to two years for a general examination.

Other exams performed by a gynecologist include:

  • Pelvic Exams – An important exam that screens for ovarian and uterine cancer. It is recommended women ages 21 to 39 receive a pelvic exam every 1 to 3 years. Women over 40 should receive one every year.
  • Breast Exams – It is recommended a clinical breast exam for breast cancer be performed every 1 to 3 years for women ages 25 to 39. Women over 40 should schedule a breast exam once a year.
  • Pap Smear – The Pap smear screens for early signs of cervical cancer. Women ages 21 to 29 should receive a Pap smear every 3 years. Women over 30 typically only need one every 5 years. By age 65, if no risk factors have been detected, gynecologists usually recommend you stop receiving a Pap smear.

Keep in mind that these are only general guidelines. Your gynecologist may have different timelines depending on your specific risk factors for various health conditions.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call: 406-345-8901.