Women's Health: What EVERY woman should know!

Being a woman comes with extra health responsibilities. Breast examinations and routine Pap Smears can detect and prevent numerous health complications. Our Clicks and Dis-Chem branches offer Health and Wellness Clinics with affordable procedures, screenings and tests that could save your life and improve your wellbeing. Cansa.org's stats show that 1 in 7 women have a lifetime risk of being infected by Cancer.

Doctors generally recommend having a Pap Smear every three years for women ages 21 to 65. This also depends on whether or not you have tested positive for the HPV virus, which increases your chances of developing Cervical and Ovarian Cancer, amongst other complications with your reproductive health.

It is recommended that women at age 40 should have a Breast Exam with a doctor or nurse done every year. Depending on your family history, a routine clinical breast exam may be recommended more frequently.

Our clinics over various other health tests, screenings and exams. You can book your appointments online with Clicks here, and with Dis-Chem here. Here's an outline of their services offered:

CLICKS Clinics

  • Pap smears
  • Breast examination
  • Contraceptive injections and tablets administered as per your doctor's prescription
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood glucose
  • Cholesterol & lipogram
  • Comprehensive health risk assessment (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI, lifestyle report)

DIS-CHEM Wellness Clinics

Vitamin injection: Feed all the essential nutrients your body needs directly into your bloodstream.

Diabetic care and dietary advice: Have your blood sugar tested to allow you to control the levels with low GI foods.

Cholesterol screening: This screening measures your levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycierides.

Female health: All sorts of female health assessments such as breast screening, pap smear testing and other female screenings.