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Screenings & Immunizations for Women 50-64

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General Screenings and Immunizations for Women

Women 50-64 Years of Age

Screening tests

When to get the test

General Health

Full check up. including weight and height

Discuss with your doctor or nurse

Thyroid (TSH) test

Discuss with your doctor or nurse

HIV test

Get this test at least once to find out your HIV status.  Ask your doctor or nurse if and when you need the test again.

Heart Health

Blood pressure test

At least every 2 years

Cholesterol test

Discuss with your doctor or nurse

Bone health

Bone density screening

Discuss with your doctor or nurse

Diabetes

Blood glucose or A1c test

Every 3 years

Breast health

Mammogram (x-ray of breast)

Every 1-2 years. Discuss with your doctor or nurse

Clinical breast exam

Yearly

Reproductive health

Pap test

Every 3 years

Pelvic exam

Yearly

Chlamydia test

Get this test if you have new or multiple partners

Sexually transmitted infection (STI)

Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV, before starting to have sexual intercourse.


Screening tests

When to get the test

Mental health

Discussion with doctor or nurse

Ask your doctor or nurse

Colorectal health (use 1 of these 3 methods)

Fecal occult blood test

Yearly

Flexible sigmoidoscopy (with fecal occult blood test)

Every 5 years

Colonoscopy

Every 10 years

Eye and ear health

Comprehensive eye exam

Every 2-4 years until age 55 then every 1-3 years until age 65, or as your doctor advises

Hearing test

Every 3 years

Skin health

Mole exam

Monthly mole self-exam; by a doctor or nurse as part of a routine full check up

Oral health

Dental and oral cancer exam

Routinely; discuss with your dentist


Immunizations

When to immunized

Seasonal flu vaccine

Yearly

Tetanus, diphtheria, Pertussis (Td/Tdap) vaccine

Every 10 years

Herpes zoster vaccine (to prevent shingles)

Starting at age 60, one time only.  Ask your doctor or nurse if it is okay for you to get.