Health Maintenance Guidelines
Ages 18 to 39
Wellness CheckCheck blood pressure, screen for healthy weight and assess overall health.
Screening TestsHIV/AIDS: Check between ages 15 and 65.
ImmunizationsInfluenza (Flu): Yearly flu vaccine.
Varicella (Chickenpox): A vaccine for adults born in 1980 or later.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus): Unvaccinated females ages 15 to 26 and males ages 15 to 21 should receive a three-dose series.
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): Adults ages 19 to 59 should have recorded in their chart at least one dose of the vaccine.
Tdap/Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis/Tetanus and Diphtheria): Adults younger than age 65 should receive a tetanus vaccine (Tdap or Td) every 10 years.
Men’s HealthCholesterol: Check every five years starting at age 35.
Women’s HealthChlamydia/Gonorrhea: Check yearly for sexually active females ages 15 to 24 years.
Cervical Cancer: Pap test every three years for all women ages 21 to 29. Pap test with HPV screening every five years for all women ages 30 to 65.
Pregnancy: If you are pregnant or able to get pregnant, take a daily vitamin or supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg of folic acid. Talk to your doctor about more steps for a healthy pregnancy.
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