Health Screenings and Tests
We know you’re busy, but it’s important to schedule an annual physical exam for your own preventive care. Your primary care physician can review your overall health to ensure that screenings, vaccinations and basic health issues are addressed and refer you to specialists when needed.
Certain screenings and tests are recommended by age, gender and health status. Screenings help your doctor provide more complete, personalized care. Early detection saves lives.
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Health Screenings for Men and Women*
Physical Exam (Ages 18+)
Every 1 to 5 years depending on risk factors
Blood Pressure (Ages 18+)
Every health contact or at least every 2 years
Cholesterol and HDL Test (Ages 18+)
Baseline at age 20; every 5 years, if normal
Tetanus Immunization Booster (Ages 18+)
Influenza Vaccine (Ages 18+)
Pneumococcal Vaccine (Ages 50+)
At age 65, or younger if at high risk
Skin Exam (Ages 18+)
Rectal Exam (Ages 18+)
Stool Check for Blood (Stool Occult Blood)(Ages 50+)
Colonoscopy (Ages 45+)
Every 10 years or Sigmoidoscopy: Every 3 to 5 years
Hearing Test (Ages 18+)
Every 10 years; every 3 years after age 50
Eye Exam (Ages 18+)
Women: Pap and Pelvic Exam (Ages 18+)
Women: Clinical Breast Exam (Ages 18+)
Women: Mammogram (Ages 18+)
Baseline at age 40; annually after age 40
Men: Prostate Exam (Ages 50+)
Men: PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Lab Test (Ages 50+)
*Your doctor may recommend different screening guidelines based on your risk factors.