Family Parents Girl Children Walking on BeachThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following health care screenings:

Between the AGES of 18 – 39

Hearing Test – Starting at age 18, then every 10 years until age 50, and every 3 years after.

Dental Exam – Once a year unless you have any problems.

Thyroid Test – Start at age 35, then every 4 years after.

Heart Health: Blood Pressure Test – At least every 2 years.

Women´s Reproductive Health: Pap smear and Pelvic Exam – Every 1 to 3 years if you are sexually active or are older than 21.

Men´s Reproductive Health: Testicular Exam – Monthly self-exam and annually as part of a general check-up.

SkinTest: Mole Exam – Self-test every month and by a doctor every 3 years, starting at age 20.

Eye Exam – At least once between the ages of 20 – 29 and at least twice between the ages of 30 – 39 unless you have a problem.

Cholesterol Test – Begin at 20 years of age and discuss with your doctor how often is right for you.


BETWEEN the AGES of 40 – 49

Women´s Breast Health: Mammogram – Every 1 – 2 years. Discuss with your doctor how often is right for you.

Bone Health – Bone Mineral and Density Test – Discuss with your doctor.

Men´s Prostate Health – Digital Rectal Exam – Discuss with your doctor.

Diabetes: Blood Glucose Test – Start at age 45 and then every 3 years.


BETWEEN the AGES of 50 – 64

Colonoscopy – Every 10 years.