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Preventative Health

Recommended Preventive Health Screenings for Women

You can avoid many health issues and detect upcoming health problems through a regular, preventive health routine. In most cases, the earlier a condition is found, the greater the chance for a positive outcome.

Following are recommended preventative health regimens for women by age group:

Ages 18 to 39

  • An annual checkup every three to five years and even more frequently if you have certain risk factors, symptoms, pre-existing conditions or specific overall health issues.
  • Annual blood pressure check.
  • Blood glucose test for those who have specific risk factors, including hormonal imbalances.
  • Annual pelvic exam for any female over 21 who is not sexually active and any female under 21 who is.
  • Pap Test every one to three years, according to your doctor's recommendations. Variables include your sexual history, symptoms, risk factors and pre-existing conditions.
  • Any other examinations or tests your doctor recommends based on your unique medical history.

Ages 40 to 49

  • A routine checkup every one to three years, including weight and height measurements as well as other tests that address unique health issues.
  • Annual blood pressure check.
  • Blood glucose test for those who have hormonal imbalances or are obese.
  • Thyroid screening once every three to five years. More often if the results are abnormal.
  • Mammogram beginning at year 30 and annually thereafter.
  • Annual pelvic exam.
  • Pap Test every one to three years, depending on your doctor's recommendations.
  • Other examinations and tests determined by your overall health and medical history.

Ages 50 to 64

  • A checkup every year including measurements of height and weight or more frequently if your overall health and medical history warrant it.
  • Annual blood pressure check, more frequent if needed.
  • Blood glucose test for those with specific health factors such as hormonal imbalances.
  • Annual mammogram or more often if recommended by your doctor.
  • Annual pelvic exam.
  • Pap Test once every three to five years.
  • Any other tests recommended by your doctor.

Ages 65+

  • Annual checkup including measurements.
  • Annual blood pressure check, more often if needed.
  • Blood glucose test if you have certain rick factors.
  • Thyroid screening once every three to five years
  • Bone density screening.
  • Annual mammogram and pelvic exam.
  • Pap Test once every three years.
  • Any other examinations or test recommended by your physician, or above tests more often if your health issues, overall health or medical history require it.