Mountain States Health Alliance hospitals offer a wide range of services for women in all stages of life.
From mammography to fertility services to support groups and more, Mountain States can help you achieve your highest level of health and well-being.
Regular screenings and immunizations are very important to your overall health. The chart inside is a way to keep track of what tests or vaccines are recommended at what age. Be sure to talk with your doctor to make sure each item matches up with your personal healthcare plan. He or she may recommend changes to the schedule to support your individual needs.
Full Checkup, including weight and height - Discuss scheduling with your doctor or nurse, beginning around age 18.
Thyroid test (TSH) - Start testing at age 35, then every 5 years after.
HIV test - Get this test at least once to find out you HIV status, then discuss further testing with your doctor or nurse.
- Blood Pressure test - Testing should be scheduled at least every 2 years, beginning around age 18.
- Cholesterol test - Starting around age 20, discuss testing with your doctor or nurse.
- Bone Density Screen - Begin discussion with doctor around age 40 concerning testing. Get a bone mineral density test at least once when 65 + years of age. Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.
- Blood glucose test - Begin discussion with doctor around age 18 concerning regular testing. At age 45, begin testing every 3 years.
- Mammogram (X-ray of breast) - Beginning around age 40, test regularly every 1-2 years.
- Clinical Breast Exam - Starting in your 20's, schedule testing at least every 3 years, then yearly after age 40.
- Pap Test - Schedule testing every 1 - 3 years if you have been sexually active, or are older than 21.
- Plevic Exam - Schedule testing yearly beginning around age 18.
- Chlamydia test - Begin testing yearly until age 25 if sexually active. If older than age 26, get this test only if you have multiple partners.
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests - Both partners should get tested for STIs, including HIV before initiating sexual intercourse.
Mental Health Screening: Discuss with your doctor or nurse, as needed.
Colorectal Health: (use 1 of these 3 methods)
- Fecal occult blood test - Begin yearly testing around age 50 and older.
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy (with fecal occult blood test) - Begin regular testing every 5 years at age 50.
- Colonoscopy - Beginning at age 50, schedule testing every 10 years.
Lung Cancer Screening:
- Yearly health risk assessment
- If you are a smoker, stop smoking
Eye and Ear Health:
- Complete Eye Exam - Schedule at least once between the ages of 20 - 29, at least twice between ages 30 - 39, or anytime that you have a problem. Get a full eye exam at age 40, then every 2-4 yearas after, or as your doctor advises. After age 65, schedule testing every 1-2 years.
- Hearing test - Staring at age 18, begin testing. Repeat testing every 10 years until after age 50, then repeat testing every 3 years.
- Mole Exam - Montly mole self-exam; by a doctor as part of a routine full check up starting at age 20.
- Dental Exam - Discuss routine testing with your dentist.
Influenza Vaccine - If younger than age 50, discuss options with your doctor or nurse. After age 50, yearly vaccinations are recommended.
Pneumococcal Vaccine - This is a one time only vaccine and should be given to 65+ adults.
Tetanus-diphtheria Booster Vaccine - Should be administered every 10 years beginning at age 18.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine - Administered up to age 26, if not already completed vaccine series; discuss with your doctor or nurse.
Meningococcal Vaccine - Begin discussion with doctor or nurse around age 18 if attending college.
Herpes Zoster Vaccine (to prevent shingles) - Starting at age 60, one time only vaccine. Ask your doctor if it is right for you.