Preventive Screenings - Population Health
The population health nurse is an important part of your health care team and we encourage you to schedule an appointment for a preventive screening. Early detection and timely healthcare helps to prevent many diseases and illnesses.
Preventive screenings: (Not a full list)
- Breast Cancer Screening: A mammogram is due every 1-2 years for women ages 40 to 74 years. You do not need to see your primary care manager to schedule a screening mammogram. However, if you have noticed any changes in your breasts, you must meet with your provider for an evaluation prior to scheduling a mammogram.
- Cervical Cancer Screening: A Pap test is due every three years for women ages 21-64 years, or a Pap + HPV test is due every five years for women 30 years and older.
- Colon Cancer Screening: All adults, ages 50-75 years, are due for a colon cancer screening. Please speak with your provider about screening options.
- Diabetes A1C Screening: All diabetics, Type 1 and 2, are due for a Hemoglobin A1C lab test every 3, 6, or 12 months depending on your level of control.