Prevention/Screening Recommendation

When should I see my provider for health screenings?

Age 18-39

Pap – Every 3 years between ages 21-29

Pap – Every 5 years with HPV test between ages of 30-65

Diabetes Screening – Blood pressure high than 135/80mm Hg, test every 3 years

MMR Vaccine – 1 dose if not previously given

Tdap Vaccine – 1 dose every 10 years

Cholesterol Labs – Not recommended unless risk factors: coronary artery disease, obesity, family history, PCOS

Age 40-49

Pap – Every 5 years with HPV test

Mammogram – Every year starting at 40

Bone Density Screening – Not recommended unless postmenopausal

Diabetes Screening – Blood pressure high than 135/80mm Hg, test every 3 years

MMR Vaccine – 1 dose if not previously given

Tdap Vaccine – 1 dose every 10 years

Cholesterol Labs – Starting at age 45, test every 5 years unless risk factors present: coronary, artery disease, obesity, family history, PCOS

Age 50-64

Colonoscopy – Every 10 years

Pap – Every 5 years with HPV test

Mammogram – Every year

Bone Density Screening – Not recommended unless postmenopausal

TSH/Thyroid Screening – Every 5 years, starting at age 50

Diabetes Screening – Every 3 years

MMR Vaccine – 1 dose if not previously given

Tdap Vaccine – 1 dose every 10 years

Shingles Vaccine – 1 dose starting at age 60

Cholesterol Labs: Every 5 years

Age 65 and Older

Colonoscopy – Every 10 years

Pap – Not needed unless previous abnormal result

Mammogram – Every year

Bone Density Screening – Starting at age 65, every year

TSH/Thyroid Screening – Every 5 years

Diabetes Screening – Every 3 years

MMR Vaccine – 1 dose if not previously given

Tdap Vaccine – 1 dose every 10 years

Shingles Vaccine – 1 dose if not previously given

Cholesterol Labs: Every 5 years