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Preventive Care Guidelines

Preventive care helps find and stop health issues before they become major problems. The preventive screenings and vaccines you need do change over the years. To see what's recommended for you, simply enter your age and select your gender below.

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One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care your child needs based on personal and family history.

Age Range: Birth - 3 years

Vaccine Birth 1m 2m 4m 6m 12m 15m 18m 24m
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)     * * *   *  
Polio (IPV)     * * *    
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)           *    
Varicella (Chickenpox)           *    
Pneumococcal (PCV)     * * * *    
Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib)     * * # *    
Rotavirus     * * #        
Hepatitis B (Hep B)  * *   *  
Hepatitis A (Hep A)           * 2 shots, 6 months apart
Influenza (flu)         *

# Depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine your doctor uses, your child may need 3 injections for full protection. Talk with your doctor for more information.

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care your child needs based on personal and family history.

Age Range: Birth - 3 years

Vaccine Birth 1m 2m 4m 6m 12m 15m 18m 24m
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)     * * *   *  
Polio (IPV)     * * *    
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)           *    
Varicella (Chickenpox)           *    
Pneumococcal (PCV)     * * * *    
Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib)     * * # *    
Rotavirus     * * #        
Hepatitis B (Hep B)  * *   *  
Hepatitis A (Hep A)           * 2 shots, 6 months apart
Influenza (flu)         *

# Depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine your doctor uses, your child may need 3 injections for full protection. Talk with your doctor for more information.

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care your child needs based on personal and family history.

Vaccine 4-6 years
DTaP DTaP is needed
Influenza (flu) Yearly
MMR (MMRV) MMR is needed
Varicella (chickenpox) Varicella is needed
Polio Virus (IPV) Polio virus is needed

Screening

4-6 years

Weight screening Record height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile yearly.

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care your child needs based on personal and family history.

Age 7-10: Confirm all recommended services through age 6 are complete.

 
Vaccine 4-6 years
DTaP DTaP is needed
Influenza (flu) Yearly
MMR (MMRV) MMR is needed
Varicella (chickenpox) Varicella is needed
Polio Virus (IPV) Polio virus is needed

Screening

4-6 years

Weight screening Record height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile yearly.

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care your child needs based on personal and family history.

Vaccine 11-12 years
Tdap Tdap is needed
Human Papillomavirus (HPV-females) Cervarix and Gardasil 3-dose series is needed
Influenza (flu) Yearly
Meningococcal Meningococcal is needed

Screening

11-12 years

Weight screening Record height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile yearly.

One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care your child needs based on personal and family history.

Vaccine 11-12 years
Tdap Tdap is needed
Influenza (flu) Yearly
Meningococcal Meningococcal is needed

Screening

11-12 years

Weight screening Record height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile yearly.

One of the best ways for teenagers to stay healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Vaccine 13-18 years
Tdap Verify Tdap is complete
Influenza (flu) Yearly
Meningococcal Booster is needed at age 16.

Screening

13-18 years

Chlamydia screening Yearly for all sexually active women age 25 years and younger.
Weight screening Record height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile yearly.

One of the best ways for teenagers to stay healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Vaccine 13-18 years
Tdap Verify Tdap is complete
Influenza (flu) Yearly
Meningococcal Booster is needed at age 16.

Screening

13-18 years

Weight screening Record height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and BMI percentile yearly.

Why see the doctor when you're not sick? Because preventive care is important! One of the best ways for men to stay healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 19-34 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

Why see the doctor when you're not sick? Because preventive care is important! One of the best ways for men to stay healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 35-44 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for men over age 34 every 5 years.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

Why see the doctor when you're not sick? Because preventive care is important! One of the best ways for men to stay healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 45-64 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for men over age 34 every 5 years.
Colorectal cancer screening Start screening at age 50. If you are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, start at age 45. Repeat screening at intervals determined by type of screening test used.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) A 1-time dose is recommended at age 60 or older.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

Why see the doctor when you're not sick? Because preventive care is important! One of the best ways for men to stay healthy is to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccines and screenings. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 65 and older
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for men over age 34 every 5 years.
Colorectal cancer screening Start screening at age 50. If you are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, start at age 45. Repeat screening at intervals determined by type of screening test used.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) A 1-time dose is recommended at age 60 or older.
Pneumococcal immunization Immunize at age 65. If immunization before age 65, or you are at high risk, talk to your doctor.
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 19-20 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Chlamydia screening Yearly for sexually active women age 25 and younger.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 21-25 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Beginning at age 21, every 3 years.
Chlamydia screening Yearly for sexually active women age 25 and younger.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 26-29 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Beginning at age 21, every 3 years.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 30-39 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Beginning at age 21, every 3 years.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 40-44 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Breast cancer screening (Mammogram) Talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Beginning at age 21, every 3 years.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 45-49 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Breast cancer screening (Mammogram) Talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Beginning at age 21, every 3 years.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for women over age 44 every 5 years.
Colorectal cancer screening Start screening at age 50. If you are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, start at age 45. Repeat screening at intervals determined by type of screening test used.
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 50-64 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Breast cancer screening (Mammogram) Mammogram every 1-2 years for women age 50-75 years.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Beginning at age 21, every 3 years.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for women over age 44 every 5 years.
Colorectal cancer screening Start screening at age 50. If you are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, start at age 45. Repeat screening at intervals determined by type of screening test used.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) A 1-time dose is recommended at age 60 or older.
Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusses (Td/Tdap) A Tetanus Diptheria (Td) booster is recommended every 10 years. Substitute one Td booster with a 1-time Tdap vaccine. Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough).
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service 65-75 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Breast cancer screening (Mammogram) Mammogram every 1-2 years for women age 50-75 years.
Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) Stop screening at age 65-70 if adequate screening was carried out in the preceding 10 years.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for women over age 44 every 5 years.
Colorectal cancer screening Start screening at age 50. If you are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, start at age 45. Repeat screening at intervals determined by type of screening test used.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) A 1-time dose is recommended at age 60 or older.
Pneumococcal immunization Immunize at age 65. If immunization before age 65, or you are at high risk, talk to your doctor.
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.

You're feeling great and don't have time to be sick - sound familiar? Women are sometimes busy taking care of everyone else and put themselves last. Getting the preventive care you need is important for you and your family and one of the best ways to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the specific care you need based on your personal and family history.

Service Over 75 years
Blood pressure screening Blood pressure (BP) every 2 years if less than 120/80; every year if 120-139/80-89.
Chlamydia screening For women over 25 with a new sexual partner, talk to your doctor.
Cholesterol (Lipids) screening Fasting lipid screening for women over age 44 every 5 years.
Colorectal cancer screening Start screening at age 50. If you are African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, start at age 45. Repeat screening at intervals determined by type of screening test used.
Influenza (flu) Get a flu shot every year to lower your risk of getting the flu.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) A 1-time dose is recommended at age 60 or older.
Pneumococcal immunization Immunize at age 65. If immunization before age 65, or you are at high risk, talk to your doctor.
Alcohol use screening If you use alcohol, talk to your doctor about your drinking habits and how they may affect your health.
Tobacco use screening If you use tobacco products, talk to your doctor about options to help you quit. For staying healthy, quitting the use of any tobacco product is the best step you can take.
Weight screening Record height, weight and body mass index (BMI) yearly.
 

Preventive Services are based on recommendations from the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). If you have questions about your plan’s preventive coverage, check your plan documents or call Member Services at the number on the back of your Member ID card for more help.