Ages 18-39: Screening & Immunization Guidelines
Well Woman Checkup
Every year — including weight, height.
This checkup also includes:
- Blood pressure - Every 2 years if normal (120/80). Yearly, or more often if higher than 120/80
- Diabetes Blood Glucose - If your blood pressure is > 135/80 or if you take blood pressure medication
- Cholesterol Test - Starting at age 20, get regular testing if at risk for heart disease.
Every year beginning age 21.
- PAP test without HPV screen for Cancer - every 3 years, ages 21-30
- PAP test with HPV screen for Cancer - Every 5 years, age 30+
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea - Get tested if you are sexually active and at increased risk (new or multiple partners) or are pregnant.
- Syphilis - Get tested if you are at increased risk or pregnant.
Clinical Breast Exam
Every 1-3 years, starting at age 21.
- Share your Breast Self Exam Info - Become familiar with how your breasts look and feel throughout your menstrual cycle, if applicable, so you can identify changes and discuss with your provider.
All women should be offered a one-time screening. Follow up testing is based on individual risk. All pregnant women need to be tested.
- Human Papillomvirus (HPV) - Protects against Cervical Cancer, Ages 11-26, One sereis of 3 vaccinations
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine - Every year
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Perutussis (TD/TDAP) - Every 10 years
- Meningococcal Vaccine, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B - Discuss with your provider
These are guidelines only. Your health care provider will personalize the timing and frequency of screening tests for you.
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