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Preventive Care Screening

Getting the right screenings at the right times are some of the most important things you can do for your health. Eating right, staying active and maintaining a relationship with a primary care physician can help you get healthy and stay healthy. If you’re not up-to-date on your health screenings, then it's time for a check up with a Utica Park Clinic doctor.

Click here for an easy-to-follow chart of recommended preventive screenings based on your age and gender or see the list below.


General wellness exam: Visits at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age. Annual visits for ages 2-5 years, then every other year until age 18. 

Vision: Kids should be screened three times in the first year, then every two years from ages 3 to 18. 

Click here for Pediatric Vaccination Information.


General Wellness Exams: Every one to three years for age 19-49 depending on your personal risk factors. Annually after age 49. Includes weight, height, examination and review of preventative screening tests.

Colon cancer screening: Colonoscopy by age 50 then every 10 years, or annual fecal occult blood test (FOBT) or sigmoidoscopy every five years.

Blood pressure: Every one to two years for age 40 and older. Annually if you are at an increased risk.

Cholesterol screening: At least every five years for age 20 and older.

Diabetes screening: Begin at age 45, then every three years. More frequently if you are at high risk.

Skin cancer screening: Have your skin checked by a dermatologist or other health care professional during your regular physicals.

Vision: Every two to four years from ages 20-64 and every one to two years for ages 65+.

Hepatitis C screening: Once for adults born between 1945 and 1965.

HIV Screening: Adults between 18 and 65, based on risk.  All pregnant women should be screened.


Lung cancer screening criteria:

  • Current or former smoker, and
  • In the age group of 55 to 80 years, and
  • A smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (i.e., one pack per day for 30 years, two packs per day for 15 years, etc.)
  • Go to LungExam.com for more information.

For men:

  • Prostate cancer screening: Begin at age 45 for African Americans and other men with higher risk and at age 50 for men with lower risk following an informed decision-making discussion with your PCP.
  • Testicular exam: Annually, include as part of each general wellness exam.
  • Abdominal aneurysm screening:  Have an ultrasound once between ages 65 and 75 if you have ever smoked.

For Women:

  • Cervical cancer screening: Get your first Pap smear by age 21, then every three years after that. If you're 30 or older, you can get co-tested with a human papillomavirus infection (HPV) screening at least every five years.  If you're sexually active and at risk, get vaginal testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea every year.
  • Breast cancer screening: In your 20s to 30s, your health care provider should perform a breast exam every one to three years. Get a mammography every two years from ages 50 to 74. A mammography before age 50 should be done under individual context after discussing risks, benefits and harms with your health care provider.
  • Osteoporosis screening: Beginning at age 65, or at age 60 if risk factors are present.

Adult Vaccinations:

  • Tetanus, Diptheria (Td): Tdap – one dose. TD booster every 10 years.
  • Influenza:  one dose annually at the beginning of flu season (typically September).
  • Pneumococcal:  PCV13 – one dose after age 65. PPSV23 – one to two doses based on medical history.
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR): one to two doses if unvaccinated, born after 1957 and no evidence of immunity.
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis): one or more doses if not previously immunized, depending on risk factors and other indicators.
  • Varicella (Chicken pox):  Two doses four to eight weeks apart without evidence of immunity.
  • Shingles: one dose after age 59
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV): women ages 18-26 if not previously immunized.  For men ages 18-21. Two to three doses.
  • Hepatitis A: two doses if not previously immunized if requested or at risk.
  • Hepatitis B: three doses if not previously immunized.
  • Haemophilus influenza, type B: one or three doses if not previously immunized if you have asplenia, sickle cell anemia, stem cell transplant and other risk factors.