Ages 18 to 39

Preventive Care

Wellness Check

Check blood pressure, weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) and health risks.

Screening Tests

  • Diabetes: All non-Caucasians; All Caucasians with sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, or BMI greater than or equal to 25, or history of gestational diabetes, or family history of diabetes.
  • Assessment of Risk for TB: To determine risk factors
  • HIV Screening: Between ages 15-65

Discussion Topics

  • Alcohol Use: Discuss with your provider
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Depression
 

Immunizations

  • Influenza: Yearly
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine: Individuals born in 1980 or later should receive a second vaccine.
  • HPV: Females age 11–26 and males 11–21 should receive the HPV series 0, 2 and 6 month intervals.
  • Tdap/Td: Adults under 65 who have never received Tdap should get a Tdap booster, regardless of when a prior Td was given. After this, Td is required every 10 years.

Men's Health

Lipid Test: At age 35

Women's Health

  • Chlamydia: Yearly through age 24 for sexually active women
  • Pap Test: Every 3 years starting from age 21 (between ages 21–30, may be more often). At age 30, may switch to every 5 years with HPV screening.
  • Folic Acid: All women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4-0.8mg of folic acid.

The recommendations above are intended to be guidelines only and may not pertain to individuals with certain risk factors. In addition to these guidelines, the following screenings can be avluable to your health:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Risk factor screening for coronary artery disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
  • Dietary concerns/habits

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