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Screening Guide--Women
Women Ages 18-39: Protect Your Future

Preventive screenings are medical tests that can detect illnesses before they become a serious health problem. Many diseases can be minimized or even prevented with routine screening.

Women Ages 18-39: Protect Your Future

  • Thyroid Test: Starting at age 35, then every five years
  • Blood Pressure: starting at age 21, then at least every two years
  • Cholesterol- starting at age 20; ask your doctor
  • Clinical Breast Exam-at least every three years beginning in your 20's
  • Pap Test and Pelvic Exam- every one to three years if you have been sexually active or are older than 21
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STIs) test – both partners should get tested for STIs, before having sexual intercourse
  • Vision Exam-once initially between age 20 - 29; twice between age 30 and 39
  • Dental Exam- one to two times every year
  • Tetanus-Diptheria Booster

Talk to a doctor about what tests are best for you. Schedule an appointment today at

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