Wellness Care: In Your 20s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – At least every three years
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly, beginning at age 21
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Get a chlamydia test yearly until age 24 if sexually active. After age 25, get this test if you have new or multiple partners.
Breast Health
  • At home – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – At least every three years.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine – Up to age 26. If your vaccine series is incomplete, discuss with your doctor.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine – Discuss with your doctor if you are a college student or military recruit.



Wellness Care: In Your 30s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – At least every three years
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.
Breast Health
  • Breast Self-Exam – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – At least every three years.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine – If your vaccine series is incomplete, discuss with your doctor.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine – Discuss with your doctor if you are a college student or military recruit.

Wellness Care: In Your 40s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – At least every three years.
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.
Breast Health
  • Breast Self-Exam – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – Yearly.
  • Mammogram – Every 1-2 years. Official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your doctor.
Health Screenings
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) Screening – Get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965.
  • Blood Gluclose or A1c Test – Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.

Wellness Care: In Your 50s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – At least every three years.
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.
Breast Health
  • Breast Self-Exam – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – Yearly.
  • Mammogram – Every 1-2 years. Official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your doctor.
Health Screenings
  • Colon Exam – Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectical cancer. Talk to your doctor about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) Screening – Get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965.
  • Blood Gluclose or A1c Test – Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.



Wellness Care: In Your 60s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – Discuss with your doctor.
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.
Breast Health
  • Breast Self-Exam – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – Yearly.
  • Mammogram – Every 1-2 years. Official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your doctor.
Health Screenings
  • Colon Exam – Get screened for colorectical cancer. Talk to your doctor about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) Screening – Get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965.
  • Bone Density Screen – Get a bone mineral test at least once at age 65. Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.
  • Blood Gluclose or A1c Test – Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine – One time only.
  • Herpes Zoster Vaccine (to prevent shingles) – One time only; discuss with your doctor.



Wellness Care: In Your 70s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – Discuss with your doctor.
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.
Breast Health
  • Breast Self-Exam – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – Yearly.
  • Mammogram – Every 1-2 years through age 74. Official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your doctor.
Health Screenings
  • Colon Exam – Get screened for colorectical cancer. Talk to your doctor about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) Screening – Get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965.
  • Bone Density Screen – Get a bone mineral test at least once. Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.
  • Blood Gluclose or A1c Test – Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine – One time only.
  • Herpes Zoster Vaccine (to prevent shingles) – One time only; discuss with your doctor.



Wellness Care: In Your 80s

Reproductive Health
  • Pap test – Discuss with your doctor.
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests – Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.
Breast Health
  • Breast Self-Exam – Become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss with your doctor.
  • Clinical Breast Exam – Yearly.
  • Mammogram – Discuss the need with your doctor.
Health Screenings
  • Colon Exam – Discuss with your doctor.
  • Bone Density Screen – Get a bone mineral test at least once. Talk to your doctor about repeat testing.
  • Blood Gluclose or A1c Test – Get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes.
Immunizations
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine – Yearly.
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine – One time only.
  • Herpes Zoster Vaccine (to prevent shingles) – One time only; discuss with your doctor.



Wellness Screenings