Recommended Health Screenings for Children

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					                   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


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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.



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