Preventive Screening Guidelines

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

Preventive Care Exam^

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer - Pap & HPV#

Pap every 3 years* beginning at age 21

Mammogram

As directed by your health care provider
Bone Density

N/A*

Colon Cancer

As directed by your health care provider

Diabetes & Cholesterol Every 3 - 5 years*
Vaccine - Flu & Pneumonia Flu annually
Vaccine - Shingles N/A
Vaccine - MMR# Once, if necessary
Vaccine - Td & Tdap# Td every 10 years. Tdap as directed by your health care provider
Vaccine - HPV# As directed by your health care provider

Age 30 to 39

Preventive Care Exam^

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer - Pap & HPV#

Pap every 3 years* or Pap & HPV every 5 years*

Mammogram

As directed by your health care provider
Bone Density

N/A*

Colon Cancer

As directed by your health care provider

Diabetes & Cholesterol Every 3 - 5 years*
Vaccine - Flu & Pneumonia Flu annually
Vaccine - Shingles N/A
Vaccine - MMR# Once, if necessary
Vaccine - Td & Tdap# Td every 10 years. Tdap as directed by your health care provider
Vaccine - HPV# N/A

 

Age 40 to 49

Preventive Care Exam^

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer - Pap & HPV#

Pap every 3 years* or Pap & HPV every 5 years*

Mammogram

As directed by your health care provider
Bone Density

N/A*

Colon Cancer

As directed by your health care provider

Diabetes & Cholesterol Every 3 - 5 years*
Vaccine - Flu & Pneumonia Flu annually
Vaccine - Shingles N/A
Vaccine - MMR# N/A
Vaccine - Td & Tdap# Td every 10 years. Tdap as directed by your health care provider
Vaccine - HPV# N/A

 

Age 50 to 64

Preventive Care Exam^

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer - Pap & HPV#

Pap every 3 years* or Pap & HPV every 5 years*

Mammogram

Every 1 - 2 years*
Bone Density

As directed by your health care provider

Colon Cancer

Fecal occult blood test annually, DNA fecal immunochemical test every 1 - 3 years* or colonoscopy every 10 years*

Diabetes & Cholesterol Every 3 - 5 years*
Vaccine - Flu & Pneumonia Flu annually
Vaccine - Shingles N/A
Vaccine - MMR# N/A
Vaccine - Td & Tdap# Td every 10 years. Tdap as directed by your health care provider
Vaccine - HPV# N/A

 

Age 65 and older

Preventive Care Exam^

Welcome to Medicare visit at age 65. Annual Medicare Wellness visit at age 66 & yearly thereafter*

Cervical Cancer - Pap & HPV#

As directed by your health care provider

Mammogram

Every 1 - 2 years*
Bone Density

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

Colon Cancer

Fecal occult blood test annually, DNA fecal immunochemical test every 1 - 3 years* or colonoscopy every 10 years* until age 75

Diabetes & Cholesterol Every 3 - 5 years*
Vaccine - Flu & Pneumonia Flu annually. Pneumonia twice - one of each vaccine type (Prevnar & Pneumococcal) beginning at age 65*
Vaccine - Shingles Once beginning at age 65
Vaccine - MMR# N/A
Vaccine - Td & Tdap# Td every 10 years. Tdap as directed by your health care provider
Vaccine - HPV# N/A

 

 

^ may include pelvic and clinical breast exam, assessment of risk factors for illness, blood pressure reading, counseling on lifestyle and guidance on age-specific preventive screenings and care

# HPV (human papillomavirus); MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); Td (tetanus, diphtheria); Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

* or as directed by your health care provider

Additional vaccines may be recommended by your health care provider.


References - United States Preventive Services Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society