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Staying Healthy

Checkup Schedules

These are general clinical recommendations for you (and your family’s) health. Please check your benefit plan to see what services are covered for you.  Always check with your health care provider about the tests and exams you need. ​

A well checkup schedule helps you stay on track

Life gets busy. Making provider’s appointments and getting to them on time is not always easy to do. Use these schedules to help you stay on track.
 
AGE: Infants and Children (0 to 30 months)
WELL VISITS: Newborn-one month, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-23, 24, 30 months
​Age Screening/Tests/Exams​ ​May also include:
Newborn - 1 month​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test
  • Immunizations
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
2 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test​
4 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test​
6 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Lead screening
  • Oral health screening1
9 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Lead screening
  • Oral health screening ​
  • Immunizations​
12 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Lead screening
  • Oral health screening ​​
15 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
18 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height & weight
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test
  • Lead screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Oral health screening ​​
  • Immunizations​
24 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Head circumference
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments​​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test
  • Lead screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Oral health screening ​​
  • Immunizations​​
30 months​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments​​​
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Oral health screening ​​
  • Immunizations

1 Dental checkups and cleanings are needed every six months*. Schedule your child’s first dental checkup when the first tooth appears (by one year of age). 

*Not a guarantee of benefit coverage.

AGE: Children and Adolescents (3 to 19 years old)
WELL VISITS: Yearly

Age​ Screening/Tests/Exams/Counseling​ ​May also include:
3 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Oral health screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​
  • Hearing screening
  • Blood test
  • Lead screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Immunizations
4 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​
  • Blood test
  • Lead screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
5 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​
  • Blood test
  • Lead screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Immunizations
6 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Oral health screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​
  • Blood test
  • Lead screening
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Immunizations
7 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Immunizations
8 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Immunizations
9 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Immunizations​
10 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Immunizations

11 years​

  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2
12 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2
 

  2 Chlamydia, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) test for sexually active teens.

 

Age​ Screening/Tests/Exams/Counseling​​ May also include:​
13-14 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2
  • Immunizations
15 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2
  • Immunizations
16-17 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2
  • Immunizations
18 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Vision screening
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2
  • Immunizations
19 years​
  • Physical examination
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Developmental & behavioral assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition & physical activity counseling​​​
  • Blood test
  • Tuberculin (TB) test
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • STI Screening​2

2 Pap test, chlamydia, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) test for sexually active teens.

AGE: Adults (20 to 64 years old)
WELL VISITS: Every 1–3 years
  • Immunizations
  • Height, weight & body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure: Yearly
  • Cholesterol screening: Every 5 years
  • Colorectal cancer screening: Every 5-10 years, beginning at age 50 and continuing until age 75, based on provider recommendations
Women:
  • Chlamydia & sexually transmitted infections (STI) test for sexually active women 25 years and younger and other asymptomatic women at increased risk for infection
  • Breast cancer screening (Mammogram): Every 2 years for women 50 years of age and continuing until age 74. The decision to begin breast cancer screening before age 50 should be decided by you and your provider. 
  • Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) & pelvic exam: For women between the ages of 21 and 65 years old every three years for Pap test who are sexually active and have a cervix. For women between the ages of 30 and 65 years old who want to lengthen the screening time, a Pap test every 5 years when combined with HPV testing. 

AGE: Older Adults (65 years and older)

WELL VISITS: Every 1–3 years
  • Immunizations
  • Vision & hearing
  • Advance care planning
  • Medication review
  • Functional status assessment
  • Pain screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening: until age 75. There are three types of screening tests available: The Fecal Occult Blood Test, the flexible sigmoidoscopy or the colonoscopy. Please talk with your doctor about the one that is best for you.
  • Bone density for osteoporosis: 65 years and older; 60 and older at increased risk for osteoporotic fractures
  • Glaucoma screening: Every 2 years by an ophthalmologist or optometrist
  • Breast cancer screening (Mammogram): Every 2 years until age 74
Men:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening: once for men 65 to 75 years of age who have ever smoked.

Prenatal and Postpartum

All pregnant women should receive timely prenatal care in the first trimester and throughout the pregnancy. See Prenatal Checkups for more details.

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