Teammates

Make preventive care a priority. Review the recommendations on this page, and schedule preventive screenings.   

For Women

Typically, women should have a routine, preventive physical every year beginning at age 18. The following chart shows some common health screenings and immunizations your doctor is likely to discuss with you during the exam. Your doctor may request that you visit a lab prior to your appointment to have certain blood tests and/or uninalysis, or may recommend additional preventive screenings. If pregnant, recommendations may vary. Speak with your Provider for recommendations.

Screenings Schedule
Weight, Height, Body Mass Index (BMI) at every physical
Blood Pressure every 2 years (if within normal range) up to age 65; then every year
Diabetes every 3 years if age 45 and older (or at any age if blood pressure is higher than 135/80)
Cholesterol every 5 years
Cervical Cancer Ages 21 to 65: every 3 years  
Additional screenings may vary based on condition and age.
Osteoporosis Ages 65 and over (earlier if post-menopausal with fractures)
Frequency depends on provider's recommendations. 
Colon Cancer
Ages 45 and over 
Risk and screening methods may vary. Speak with your Provider.
Lung Cancer Adults aged 50 to 80 years; 
who have a 20 pack-year smoking history; 
and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years 
Breast Cancer
Ages 40 and over: screening may vary based on risk. Speak with your Provider.
Infectious disease (STD)

Chlamydia/gonorrhea- sexually active women age 24 years and younger and in older women who are at increased risk for infection 

HIV- ages 15 to 65 years; screen in all pregnant persons; younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened

Hepatitis C- adults ages 18 to 79 years

Hearing
Yearly, beginning at age 65
Dental
Every 6 months
Vision
Yearly
Immunizations Schedule
Influenza (Flu) every year
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) At age 50 or over: dosage depends on Provider recommendation
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) at age 65 or over
Recommendations may change based on chronic conditions. Speak with your provider.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) ages 11 to 26 (discuss with your doctor; 2-3 doses depending on age of first vaccine) 

Ages 27-45: based on doctor's recommendation
Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TdAP/Td) TdAP vaccine once, then a Td booster every 10 years
Meningococcal
ages 19-23 

Meningococcal A, C, W, Y (MenACWY)- 1 or 2 doses depending on indication 

Meningococcal B (MenB)- 2 or 3 doses depending on vaccine and indication

For Men

Typically, men should have a routine, preventive physical annually beginning at age 18. The following chart shows some common health screenings and immunizations your doctor is likely to discuss with you during the exam. Your doctor may request that you visit a lab prior to your appointment to have certain blood tests and/or uninalysis, or may recommend additional preventive screenings.

Screenings Schedule
Weight, Height, Body Mass Index (BMI) at every physical
Blood Pressure every 2 years (if within normal range) up to age 65; then every year
Diabetes every 3 years if age 45 and older (or at any age if blood pressure is higher than 135/80)
Cholesterol every 5 years beginning at age 35 (beginning at age 20 if at increased risk for heart disease)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men ages 65-75 who have ever smoked
Osteoporosis ages 50 to 70, if risk factors are present
Colon Cancer
Ages 45 and over  

Risk and screening methods may vary. Speak with your Provider.  
Lung Cancer Adults aged 50 to 80 years; 
who have a 20 pack-year smoking history; 
and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years 
Infectious disease (STD) 
HIV- ages 15 to 65 years; younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk of infection should also be screened  

Hepatitis C- adults ages 18 to 79 years
Hearing
Yearly, beginning at age 65
Dental
Every 6 months
Vision 
Yearly
Immunizations Schedule
Influenza (Flu) every year
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) At age 50 or over: dosage depends on Provider recommendation 
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)

at age 65 or over

Recommendations may change based on chronic conditions. Speak with your provider.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) ages 11 to 26 (discuss with your doctor; 2-3 doses depending on age of first vaccine) 

Ages 27-45: based on doctor's recommendation
Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TdAP/Td) TdAP vaccine once, then a Td booster every 10 years
Meningococcal 
ages 19-23 

Meningococcal A, C, W, Y (MenACWY)- 1 or 2 doses depending on indication 

Meningococcal B (MenB)- 2 or 3 doses depending on vaccine and indication 
 

For more information, reference the LiveWELL Health Plan Preventive Care Guide.