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Recommended Health Screenings for Women

 

Screening Test Ages 18-39 years Ages 40-49 years Ages 50-65 years Ages 65+
General Check up (including: height, weight blood pressure, neck: adenopathy, thyroid; breasts, abdomen, pelvic exam, skin Yearly Yearly Yearly Yearly
Pap 1-3 years after 3 normal tests unless high risk (at physician's direction) 1-3 years after 3 normal tests unless high risk (at physician's direction) 1-3 years after 3 normal tests unless high risk (at physician's direction) 1-3 years after 3 normal tests unless high risk (at physician's direction)
STDs/Chlamydia If high risk If high risk If high risk If high risk
Mammography   Every 1-2 years, discuss with physician Yearly Yearly
Bone Density   Discuss with physician Discuss with physician Discuss with physician
Cholesterol/Lipids Starting at age 20, then every 5 years Every 5 years Every 5 years Every 5 years
Blood Sugar   Starting at 45, then every 3 years Every 3 years Every 3 years
Colorectal   Yearly fecal occult blood testing Yearly fecal occult blood testing; colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at 50 Yearly fecal occult blood testing; colonoscopy every 10 years
Thyroid Every 5 years after 35 Every 5 years Every 5 years Every 5 years
Immunizations:
Tetanus Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years Every 10 years
Influenza Discuss with physician Discuss with physician Discuss with physician Yearly
Pneumococcal       One time only
Hepatitis A, B, C If at risk, discuss with physician If at risk, discuss with physician If at risk, discuss with physician If at risk, discuss with physician
Fitness/Nutrition:
Exercise Encourage regular program of aerobic and strength training Encourage regular program of aerobic and strength training Encourage regular program of aerobic and strength training Encourage regular program of aerobic and strength training
Folic acid 400 mcg/day 400 mcg/day 400 mcg/day 400 mcg/day
Calcium 1000 mg/day 1000 mg/day 1200-1500 mg/day 1200-1500 mg/day

 

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Providence Hospital

16001 W. 9 Mile Rd. - Map
Southfield, MI 48075

248-849-3000

General Visiting Hours
11:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
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