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Screenings & Immunizations for Women 18-39

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General Screenings and Immunizations for Women

Women 18-39 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

Start at age 20, discuss with your doctor or nurse

Diabetes

Blood glucose or A1c test

Discuss with your doctor or nurse

Breast health

Clinical breast exam

At least every 3 years starting in your 20’s

Reproductive health

Pap test

Every 2 years starting at age 21.  Women 30 or older every 3 years.

Pelvic exam

Yearly beginning at age 21.  Younger than 21 and sexually active,  discuss with your doctor or nurse

Chlamydia test

Yearly until age 25 if sexually active.  Age 26 and older, 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

Eye and ear health

Comprehensive eye exam

Discuss with your doctor

Hearing test

Starting at age 18, then every 10 years

Skin health

Mole exam

Monthly mole self-exam; by a doctor or nurse as part of a routine full check up starting at age 20

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

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

Up to age 26, if not already completed vaccine series; discuss with your doctor or nurse

Meningococcal vaccine

Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are a college student or military recruit.