Mammograms and Pap Smears


Women who are 40 and over should receive an annual mammogram.

If you have a family history of breast cancer, you should let your physician know so that he or she can schedule your mammograms appropriately. If you have a family history, your physician may recommend a mammogram earlier than age 40.

Mammograms can detect abnormal changes in your breasts. Detecting these changes early can help save your live! Please don't wait. Get your mammogram annually!

The MedStar Family Choice-DC Outreach Department will contact you through letters or phone calls to remind you to get this service if we see that you have not received your mammogram. If you need assistance with scheduling this test, please contact us at 855-798-4244 and we will be happy to help you.

Pap Smears

Women who are 18 and older should receive a Pap Smear. Your doctor can help you determine how often you need this test based on your age and previous test results. If you need assistance or additional information about this test, please contact our Outreach Department at 855-798-4244.


This program is funded in part by the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance.
Information current as of: 09/17/20