Screening Guidelines for Healthy Adults

Comprehensive Screening Exam
To promote preventive care and wellness. If you are between the ages of 19 to 39, please have this exam every three years. For ages 40 to 64, please have the exam every two years, and every year if you are 65 or older.

Diabetic Screening
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can greatly reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes. The following screenings are recommended for all diabetics:

Diabetic Eye Exam: Members between the ages of 18-75 with a diagnosis of diabetes should have a retinal eye exam performed every year.

Hemoglobin A1c: a blood test that shows how well your diabetes and blood sugars have been controlled over the past 2-3 months. This test should be performed at least annually; however, those with an abnormally high A1c should be treated and restested according to physician recommendations.

Nephropathy Screening: A simple urine test, called a urine microalbumin, should be done annually to screen for kidney disease that can be associated with diabetes.

Colorectal Screen
To detect colon cancer in persons 50-75 years of age. Early detection and treatment is the key to the best prognosis.

To be done at least once every 10 years, or as directed by a physician.

Fecal Occult Blood Test
Cancer screening done with a stool sample. This test is to be performed once every year.

Diphtheria-Tetanus & Pertussis Vaccine
Protects the community by preventing the spread of disease from one person to the next. Current recommendations are to receive a booster shot once every 10 years after first being immunized.

Flu Shot
Protects against season flu. It is suggested that all age groups receive the flu vaccine annually between the months of October - March.

Pneumococcal Vaccine
To protect against Pneumonia. Those who are 65 years and older should receive at least one Pneumococcal Vaccine. If you are considered High Risk, your doctor may suggest more frequent vaccination.

Early detection of breast cancer in females. Screening should be performed at least once every other year starting at the age of 40.

Cervical Cancer Screening
To screen for and detect cervical cancer in females ages 21-64. Cervical caner screening should be performed at least once every 3 years, or as directed by your doctor.