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Preventive Health and Wellness Guidelines


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Preventive Screenings and Vaccines For Men How often you should receive it? Criteria/Age
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening One time 65 to 75 years of age who have ever smoked
Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Screening Speak with your doctor about risk factors and the frequency of screening. 40 to 70 years of age who are overweight or obese
Alcohol Misuse Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. 18 years of age or older
Cholesterol/Lipids Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. 35 years of age or older; 20 to 35 years of age, if at increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Colorectal Cancer Screening 50 to 75 years of age

If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy
Every 10 years (but not within 48 months of a sigmoidoscopy screening) 50 to 75 years of age
If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy combined with Fecal Occult blood test
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years with fecal occult blood test done annually 50 to 75 years of age.
If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Fecal Occult blood test
Annually 50 to 75 years of age.
If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Flu (Influenza) Vaccine One dose annually in fall or winter 6 Months or older
HIV Infection, Screening Speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening. 15 to 65 years of age; 65 and older if at increased risk
Lung Cancer Screening
CT Scan of Chest
Annually 55 to 80 years of age

Individuals have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
Periodic Health Assessment Periodically 18 years of age or older
Pneumonia Vaccine One dose 65 years of age or older
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate Specific Antigen Test (PSA)
This test is controversial. Previous recommendation was 50 years of age, however, the US Prevention Services Task Force recommends against prostate cancer screening. Please speak with your physician concerning this screening.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. Sexually active adults at increased risk.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccine One dose 60 years of age or older
Tetanus - Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis One dose 19 to 64 years of age
Tetanus-Diptheria Booster Every 10 years Must have received initial Tdap dose.
High Blood Pressure Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. Age 18 and older.
Source: US Preventive Services Task Force
Last Updated: 04/06/2016

Female

Preventive Screenings and Vaccines For Women How often you should receive it? Criteria/Age
Alcohol Misuse Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. 18 years of age or older
Breast Cancer Screening
Mammogram
1 to 2 years
Speak with your doctor on screening frequency for you and if further testing is necessary.
50 to 74 years of age
Cholesterol/Lipids Screening Speak with your doctor about risk factors and the frequency of screening. 45 years of age or older; 20 to 45 years of age, if at increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Colorectal Cancer Screening 50 to 75 years of age

If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy
Every 10 years (but not within 48 months of a sigmoidoscopy screening) 50 to 75 years of age If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy combined with Fecal Occult blood test
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years with fecal occult blood test done annually. 50 to 75 years of age If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Fecal Occult Blood test
Annually 50 years of age or older. If less than 50 years of age, speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Screening Speak with your doctor about risk factors and the frequency of screening. 40 to 70 years of age who are overweight or obese
Flu (Influenza) Vaccine One dose annually in fall or winter. 6 Months or older
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. Asymptomatic pregnant women, After 24 weeks of gestation
HIV Infection, Screening Speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening. 15 to 65 years of age; 65 and older if at increased risk
Intimate Partner Violence Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. Women of childbearing age.
Lung Cancer Screening
CT Scan of Chest
Annually 55 to 80 years of age

Individuals who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
Osteoporosis Screening
Bone Density Test
Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. 65 years of age or older
Periodic Health Assessment Periodically 18 years of age or older
Pneumonia Vaccine One dose 65 years of age or older
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. Sexually active adults at increased risk.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccine One dose 60 years or older
Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) One dose 19 to 64 years old
Tetanus - Diphtheria Booster Every 10 years Must have received initial Tdap dose.
Well Woman Exam
Cervical Cancer Screening (PAP smears and pelvic exams)
3 to 5 years
Speak with your doctor about risk factors and his/her recommendation on frequency of screening.
21 to 65 years of age (Pap Smear) or 30 to 65 years of age (in combo with HPV testing)
High Blood Pressure Screening Speak with your doctor on the frequency of screening. Age 18 and older
Source: US Preventive Services Task Force
Last Updated: 04/06/2016

Child & Adolescent

Recommendation Age Group
Congenital Hypothyroidism, Screening Newborns
Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum, Preventive Medication Newborns
Phenylketonuria (PKU), Screening Newborns
Sickle Cell Disease in Newborns, Screening Newborns
Visual Impairment Screening Children ages 3 to 5
Obesity in Children and Adolescents, Screening Children and adolescents age 6 to 18.
Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents, Primary Care Interventions School-age children and adolescents.
Skin Cancer, Counseling Children and adolescents age 10 to 24 with fair skin.
Depression in Children and Adolescents, Screening Adolescents age 12 to 18 - when systems are in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, psychotherapy, and follow-up.
HIV Infection, Screening All adolescents starting at age 15; adolescents younger than 15 who are at increased risk.
Sexually Transmitted Infections, Counseling All sexually active adolescents at increased risk for STIs.
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Source: US Preventive Services Task Force
Last Updated: 04/06/2016