When you’re healthy, you feel better, look better and you have the strength you need to tackle life’s challenges – whether you’re caring for your family or striving to meet a deadline at work.
Good health starts with a visit to your doctor, no matter what your age. Visit your primary care doctor at least once a year to discuss any changes in your health.
Regular health screenings can help to prevent or detect disease. In many cases, the sooner a disease is detected, the better your chances of recovery.
The chart below illustrates which screenings are recommended for persons in your age group.
If you’re at an increased risk for a disease, your doctor may recommend testing at an earlier age.
Click on a screening to learn where you can be tested.
|Screening / Test||Ages 20s-30s||Ages 40s-50s||Ages 60+|
|Bone Density (Osteoporosis)||X|
|Mammography (Breast Cancer)||X||X|
|Pap Tests (Cervical Cancer)||X||X||X|
|Sexually Transmitted Diseases||X|
For more information about when to be screened, visit WomensHealth.gov.
Vaccines aren’t just for children – some are needed even in adulthood.
As we age, our healthcare needs change. In our younger years, we visit our doctor for routine check-ups or reproductive services. When we’re older, we encounter chronic illnesses – high cholesterol, arthritis, etc. – that require the help of specialists.
Listed below are the services you may need at each stage of life.