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

Primary Care Exam

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer
(Pap Test)

Every 3 years*

beginning at age 21

HPV Test

As directed by your healthcare provider

Pelvic & Clinical Breast Exam

Annually*

Mammogram

As directed by your healthcare provider

Breast Self-Exam

Monthly

Bone Density Exam

N/A*

Colon Cancer

As directed by your healthcare provider

Laboratory Tests

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Immunizations

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

Age 30 to 39

Primary Care Exam

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer
(Pap Test)

Every 3 years*

HPV Test

Every 5 years*

Pelvic & Clinical Breast Exam

Annually*

Mammogram

As directed by your healthcare provider

Breast Self-Exam

Monthly

Bone Density Exam

N/A*

Colon Cancer

As directed by your healthcare provider

Laboratory Tests

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Immunizations

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

Age 40 to 49

Primary Care Exam

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer
(Pap Test)

Every 3 years*

HPV Test

Every 5 years*

Pelvic & Clinical Breast Exam

Annually*

Mammogram

As directed by your healthcare provider

Breast Self-Exam

Monthly

Bone Density Exam

N/A*

Colon Cancer

As directed by your healthcare provider

Laboratory Tests

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Immunizations

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years and influenza yearly

Age 50 to 64

Primary Care Exam

Every 1 - 3 years*

Cervical Cancer
(Pap Test)

Every 3 years*

HPV Test

Every 5 years*

Pelvic & Clinical Breast Exam

Annually*

Mammogram

Every 1 - 2 years*

Breast Self-Exam

Monthly

Bone Density Exam

N/A*

Colon Cancer

Colonoscopy every 10 years* (recommended by ProHealth)

Or consider one of the â€‹following:
Fecal occult blood test annually or ColoGuardTM every 3 years* or sigmoidoscopy every 5 years*

Laboratory Tests

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Immunizations

Tetanus-Diphtheria every 10 years and influenza yearly

Age 65 and older

Primary Care Exam

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

Cervical Cancer
(Pap Test)

As directed by your healthcare provider

HPV Test

Every 5 years*

Pelvic & Clinical Breast Exam

Annually*

Mammogram

Every 1 - 2 years*

Breast Self-Exam

Monthly

Bone Density Exam

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

Colon Cancer

Colonoscopy every 10 years* (recommended by ProHealth)

Or consider one of the following until age 75:
Fecal occult blood test annually or ColoGuardTM every 3 years* or sigmoidoscopy every 5 years* 

Laboratory Tests

Cholesterol every 3 - 5 years*

Immunizations

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