WELL PERSON CARE
breast/chest exams, PAP exams, basic physicals, IUD removal, and diaphragm & cervical cap fittings
WELL CARE FOR EVERYBODY
Taking care of ourselves is sometimes not the thing at the top of our to-do list, especially if we do not feel comfortable with our healthcare providers, do not have a primary care provider, or we are members of marginalised and underserved communities. Amethyst Midwitchery & Womancraft understands these concerns and barriers. We are able to provide some of your basic Well Person Care needs in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
We provide various health services for all genders and if you have a cervix or uterus, we can provide you with important cancer screenings. Your home or our home office, invite a friend/support person (or parent if you’re under 18), and let’s do this! Did you know that we don’t use stirrups for our PAP exams AND we can do them without a speculum? We are also actively working with the lab that we use to be able to provide clients (and anyone) with self-sampling PAP exam kits. That’s right, soon we will be able to help you do your own PAP exam. Taking care of yourself just got a whole lot easier!
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
- Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP Exam; 16yrs+) $75-$125-$175
- Basic Physical Exam* (school/work/travel; 13yrs+) $80-$130-$180
- Manual Breast/Chest Exam only (16yrs+) $45-$95-$145
- Standard In-Office/In-Home IUD Removal** $60-$110-$160
- Caya Diaphragm/FemCap Cervical Cap Fitting $125-$175-$225
*Because none of our current providers are licensed by the state, depending on the requirements of the school/employer, physicals done by us may not qualify. Please clarify with the school/employer if in doubt, as we can not issue refunds.
**In less than 1% of people with an IUD, the IUD can become embedded in the uterine wall. Unfortunately, an embedded IUD can not safely be removed without an outpatient surgical procedure performed by an OB.
SUPPORT PEOPLE & INCLUSIVE CARE
All Well Visits provided to clients 17 years old and younger legally require an adult (typically a parent or legal guardian) to be present during physical exam portions of visits. And all clients 18 years and above are highly encouraged to have a partner or support person present for exams if anxiety or past trauma may make Well Visits difficult.
Our care is offered within our scope of practice and skill set to anyone seeking it. We strive to provide compassionate, competent, and gender-affirming care to all clients of all genders. Please make us aware of any accommodations we may be able to provide to ensure your comfort during our visits.
ABNORMAL EXAM RESULTS
What happens if an exam or lab test shows anomalies? Any concerns that can not be addressed by the midwife’s scope of practice will be referred to appropriate healthcare providers. Copies of any notes or lab results will be provided to share with other healthcare providers as you see fit.
All of our services are offered on a pay-what-you-can sliding fee scale listed above next to each service. Some folks can afford to pay our full price and some folks will pay what they can using our sliding fee scale. Those who can pay more help subsidise the care of those who can not. This fee scale is offered to increase accessibility and there is no required documentation to prove financial need — we trust you.
We are always willing to work with a client’s particular financial situation. We understand that the ability to pay out of pocket for healthcare is easy for some clients & families, but not the case for many and often times very difficult for those who need the option of affordable care the most. We EXPECT that clients who can pay our full fee for services do so, because this helps subsidise the care for those clients who are not able to pay the full fee, which allows us the ability to continue to offer & provide affordable options for personalised care.
We Accept Payments Made Using: Cash, Numbered Checks, Credit Cards, Paypal, Square, CashApp, Venmo, Google Pay, and gift cards from Amazon.com and Target. If you prefer another method that is not listed, please let us know.
Currently in the state of Pennsylvania non-nurse midwives can not accept or file claims for insurance coverage for their clients. State Medicaid does not pay for non-nurse midwife services either. We can provide you with a detailed receipt for you to use to attempt to get reimbursement from your private insurance or from cost-sharing organisation/community.
If you or your spouse (or parent if you are a dependent) have an FSA, HSA, HRA, or MSA you can use the debit/credit card for your account to pay for our services. According to the list of qualifying services provided by the IRS, the following services are covered:
Birth Control (pills, condoms, etc.)
Diagnostic Equipment & Tests (ex: blood glucose monitor & supplies)
Physical Examination (“annual exam”)
Screening Tests (ex: pap exam)
No refunds are offered at this time.