Men and women aged over 30 have to do regular health screenings. Disease, mostly because of genetics, environment and lifestyle factors such as progressive place, correctly detected by scientific instruments, which can effectively help prevent or delay the occurrence of diseases, the sooner the better start effect. Young people in particular, has always been an important pillar of the family, coupled with double-income nuclear families in modern society to the majority, if both spouses are either sick, the pace of family life into chaos. Therefore, each adult must strengthen the awareness of their own health in order to avoid their regrets, their families suffering.
Recommended Health Screenings for Children US Family Health Plan strongly encourages all of its members to get regular preventative health screenings. The chart below gives some guidelines for preventative health screenings for children. Personal and family history of medical conditions may add other screenings or change the frequency of these. Be sure to request and discuss these recommendations with the child’s Primary Care Provider (PCP). EXAM STARTING AGE FREQUENCY Well Baby Care and Well Birth As directed by healthcare Child Care provider Routine newborn care and baby care; includes comprehensive health promotion & disease prevention exams, vision/hearing screenings, height, weight and head circumference check, routine immunizations, and developmental/behavioral appraisal Well-Child Care/Routine 6 years Annual Physical Exam Note: Annual school physicals, which may be part of the well-child care / routine physical exam visit, are covered. Physicals specifically for sports and camp are not covered. DIAGNOSTIC LABS Routine blood work and/or As recommended by Discuss with healthcare urinalysis healthcare provider provider Recommended Health Screenings for Children, 2007-08, page 1 of 2 EXAM STARTING AGE FREQUENCY Lead 6 months to 6 years, if high Discuss with healthcare risk provider SENSORY SCREENING Hearing Under routine well-child Discuss with healthcare care provider Vision / Eye Under routine well-child Discuss with healthcare care provider INFECTIOUS DISEASE SCREENING HIV 13 years, especially if high Discuss with healthcare risk provider STD’s (Sexually If sexually active Discuss with healthcare Transmitted Diseases) provider Tuberculosis As recommended by Discuss with healthcare healthcare provider provider OTHER SCREENINGS Clinical Breast Exam 18 or as recommended by Discuss with healthcare healthcare provider provider. Self-exam monthly; Clinical exam by healthcare provider at preventative health visit Pelvic Exam / Pap Test If sexually active Every 3 years after 3 consecutive normal tests (unless otherwise recommended by healthcare provider) Testicular Exam 13 Self-exam monthly; clinical exam by healthcare provider at preventative health visit ORAL and DENTAL As recommended by 1 – 2 times a year EXAM* healthcare provider Information provided by: • American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.aap.org/) • MedlinePlus (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/) • TRICARE (www.tricare.mil) • US Department of Health and Human Services / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov) * Dental care is not a covered benefit; however, all individuals are strongly encouraged to practice good dental health and hygiene. A complete oral cavity exam should be part of the routine preventive health performed by your PCP. Recommended Health Screenings for Children, 2007-08, page 2 of 2
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