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Taking steps to better health

Preventive care saves lives 

As your trusted health care partner, ProHealth Care takes steps to ensure you have access to the information you need to make informed medical decisions - at every stage of life. Age-appropriate screenings are an important first step to improving your long-term health and well-being. The goal is to identify any medical issues before they start or at their earliest stages when they're most treatable.

Which screenings are right for you?

These age-specific guidelines apply to women who are symptom-free. Your age, health status, family history and lifestyle can impact which screenings are right for you. Talk with your health care provider about which screenings are right for you, especially if you're experiencing symptoms.

Age

20 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 to 64

65 and older

Primary
Care Exam

Every 1 - 3 years*

Every 1 - 3 years*

Every 1 - 3 years*

Every 1 - 3 years*

Welcome to Medicare visit at age 65 and routine visits every
1 - 3 years thereafter*

Cervical Cancer
(Pap Test)

Every
3 years* beginning at age 21

Every
3 years*

Every
3 years*

Every 3 years*

As directed by your healthcare provider

HPV Test

As directed by your healthcare provider

Every
5 years*

Every
5 years*

Every 5 years*

Every 5 years*

Pelvic & Clinical Breast Exam

Annually*

Annually*

Annually*

Annually*

Annually*

Mammogram

As directed by your healthcare provider

As directed by your healthcare provider

As directed by your healthcare provider

Every 1 - 2 years*

Every 1 - 2 years*

Breast
Self-Exam

Monthly

Monthly

Monthly

Monthly

Monthly

Bone
Density Exam

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Initial screening at
age 65 and as directed by your healthcare provider thereafter

Colon Cancer

As directed by your healthcare provider

As directed by your healthcare provider

As directed by your healthcare provider

Fecal occult blood test annually or ColoGuardTM every 3 years* or sigmoidoscopy every 5 years or colonoscopy every 10 years*

Fecal occult blood test annually or ColoGuardTM every 3 years* or sigmoidoscopy every 5 years or colonoscopy every 10 years* until age 75

Laboratory Tests

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Cholesterol every
3 - 5 years*

Cholesterol every
3 - 5 years*

Immunizations

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years and **MMR once if necessary

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years and **MMR once if necessary

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years and influenza yearly

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years and influenza yearly

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years, and influenza and pneumonia vaccines yearly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary care exam includes assessment of risk factors for illness, blood pressure, physical exam, and counseling on diet, exercise, and appropriate preventive care.

*or as directed by your healthcare provider

**Measles, Mumps and Rubella