Preventative Health for Women

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 Well-Adult Schedules

Screenings and immunizations for preventative care

This chart shows South Boston Community Health Center's general recommendations for well-care visits (preventative care) for adults. Your own schedule may differ based on your health and personal risk factors. Talk to your provider about what is best for you. Recommended tests and immunizations can be done during your well-care visit or at appointment in between those visits.

Preventative Health for Women | Preventative Health for Men | Preventative Health for Children

Ages 18 - 21 Ages 22 - 49 Ages 50 - 64 Ages 65+

Well-Care Visits

 

Well-Care Visits

Well-Care Visits

Well-Care Visits

Every year

Every 1-2 years

Every 1-2 years

Every year

Screening Schedule

Screening Schedule

Screening Schedule

Screening Schedule

  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test yearly for sexually active women up to age 25*
  • First Pap test at age 21
  • Depression screening yearly
  • Mammogram every year, beginning at age 40
  • Pap test every 3 years for patients ages 21-29 and every 5 years with HPV screening for patients 30-65
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea test yearly for sexually active women up to age 25*
  • Depression screening yearly
  • Cholesterol check every 5 years, starting at age 45
  • Blood Pressure and weight check at every well-care visit
  • Mammogram every year
  • Pap test every 5 years with HPV screening
  • Colon cancer screening: talk with your provider about what options work best for you
  • Depression screening yearly
  • Hep C screening test (once in a lifetime)
  • Cholesterol check every 5 years
  • Blood Pressure and weight check at every well-care visit
  • Osteoporosis screening: women with risk factors, discuss with your doctor
  • Mammogram every year; women ages 75+ discuss with your provider
  • Colon cancer screening: talk to your provider about what options work best for you
  • Depression screening yearly
  • Hep C screening test prior to age 70, if not already screened once
  • Cholesterol check every 5 years through age 74; discuss with your provider ages 75+
  • Blood Pressure and wight check at every well-care visit
  • Osteoporosis screening is recommended
  • Vision & Hearing check every 2 years

Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations

  • Pneumococcal vaccine for high-risk groups
  • Tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years**
  • Flu Vaccine every year
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines for those at high risk of infection
  • Pneumococcal vaccine for high-risk groups
  • Tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years**
  • Flu Vaccine every year
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines for those at high risk of infection
  • Pneumococcal vaccine for high-risk groups
  • Tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years up to age 64**
  • Shingles vaccine once in a lifetime at age 60; patients who are immunosuppressed should talk to their provider
  • Flu Vaccine every year
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines for those at high risk of infection
  • Pneumococcal vaccine at age 65
  • Flu Vaccine every year
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines for those at high risk of infection

*Women over 25 who are at high risk for having an STD also should be screened. Ask your provider what screening schedule is best for you. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor about the need for chlamydia testing.

**Once in a lifetime, everyone should get a tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster that contains pertussis (Tdap).