Recommended Health Screening Schedule

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Screening Tests Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65 & Older
Screening Tests:
Thyroid Test (TSH)
Ages 18-39:
Every 5 years, beginning at age 35
Ages 40-49:
Every 5 years
Ages 50-64:
Every 5 years
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 5 years
Screening Tests:
Full checkup, weight and blood pressure
Ages 18-39:
Once a year
Ages 40-49:
Once a year
Ages 50-64:
Once a year
Ages 65 & Older:
Once a year
Screening Tests:
Cholesterol test
Ages 18-39:
Every 5 years, beginning at age 20
Ages 40-49:
Every 5 years, or once a year if you have, or are at risk for high cholesterol
Ages 50-64:
Every 5 years, or once a year if you have, or are at risk for high cholesterol
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 5 years, or once a year if you have, or are at risk for high cholesterol
Screening Tests:
Diabetes: Blood Glucose Test
Ages 18-39:
Get tested if you’re overweight or at risk for diabetes
Ages 40-49:
Every 3 years, beginning at age 45, or every 1-2 years if your risk is high
Ages 50-64:
Every 3 years, or every 1-2 years if your risk is high
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 3 years, or every 1-2 years if your risk is high
Screening Tests:
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) (blood test)
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49:
Yearly, beginning at age 40
Ages 50-64:
Yearly
Ages 65 & Older:
Yearly
Screening Tests:
Colorectal health: Fecal occult blood test
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49: Ages 50-64:
Yearly
Ages 65 & Older:
Yearly
Screening Tests:
Colorectal health: Colonoscopy
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49:
Every 5 years, beginning at age 40 if you have a family history of colon cancer
Ages 50-64:
Every 10 years, beginning at age 50, or every 3-5 years if you have a higher risk of colon cancer
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 10 years, or every 3-5 years if you have a higher risk of colon cancer
Screening Tests:
Skin health: Mole exam
Ages 18-39:
Every 3 years, beginning at age 20
Ages 40-49:
Yearly
Ages 50-64:
Yearly
Ages 65 & Older:
Yearly

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Screening Tests Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65 & Older
Screening Tests:
Full checkup, weight and blood pressure
Ages 18-39:
Once a year
Ages 40-49:
Once a year
Ages 50-64:
Once a year
Ages 65 & Older:
Once a year
Screening Tests:
Thyroid Test (TSH)
Ages 18-39:
Every 5 years, beginning at age 35
Ages 40-49:
Every 5 years
Ages 50-64:
Every 5 years
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 5 years
Screening Tests:
Cholesterol test
Ages 18-39:
Every 5 years, beginning at age 20
Ages 40-49:
Every 5 years, or once a year if you have, or are at risk for high cholesterol
Ages 50-64:
Every 5 years, or once a year if you have, or are at risk for high cholesterol
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 5 years, or once a year if you have, or are at risk for high cholesterol
Screening Tests:
Osteoporosis: Bone mineral density test
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49:
Talk to your doctor if you are at risk
Ages 50-64:
Get tested if you are over age 60 and are at risk
Ages 65 & Older:
Get tested at least once, and talk to your doctor about repeat testing
Screening Tests:
Diabetes: Blood Glucose Test
Ages 18-39:
Get tested if you’re overweight or at risk for diabetes
Ages 40-49:
Every 3 years, beginning at age 45, or every 1-2 years if your risk is high
Ages 50-64:
Every 3 years, or every 1-2 years if your risk is high
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 3 years, or every 1-2 years if your risk is high
Screening Tests:
Mammogram (x-ray of breast)
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49:
Yearly
Ages 50-64:
Yearly
Ages 65 & Older:
Yearly
Screening Tests:
Reproductive health: Pap Test, Pelvic Exam, Physical Breast Exam
Ages 18-39:
Every 1-3 years after age 21, or if you’ve been sexually active
Ages 40-49:
Every 1-3 years
Ages 50-64:
Every 1-3 years
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 1-3 years
Screening Tests:
Colorectal health: Fecal occult blood test
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49: Ages 50-64:
Yearly
Ages 65 & Older:
Yearly
Screening Tests:
Colorectal health: Colonoscopy
Ages 18-39: Ages 40-49:
Every 5 years, beginning at age 40 if you have a family history of colon cancer
Ages 50-64:
Every 10 years, beginning at age 50, or every 3-5 years if you have a higher risk of colon cancer
Ages 65 & Older:
Every 10 years, or every 3-5 years if you have a higher risk of colon cancer
Screening Tests:
Skin health: Mole exam
Ages 18-39:
Every 3 years, beginning at age 20
Ages 40-49:
Yearly
Ages 50-64:
Yearly
Ages 65 & Older:
Yearly