Preventive Health Services

Test 

Age (years)

How Often


Blood Pressure
(Hypertension)

35 and older 

 Every 5 years if levels are normal

Mammogram
(Breast Cancer)

40 and older (women) 

 Every year

Pap Smear
(Cervical Cancer)

21 and older (women)

Every 1-3 years
 Sooner if sexually active

Chlamydia
(Chlamydial Infection)

25 or younger  (women)

Yearly until age 26
 If sexually active

Colonoscopy
(Colon Cancer)

50 and older 

 Every 5-10 years if normal

Stool Occult Blood
(Colon Cancer)

50 and older

Every year

Bone Mineral Density 
(Osteoporosis)

 65 and older (women)

Periodically