U Routine Health nderstanding your risk of developing health problems is a first step toward good health. Getting high-quality preventive care is also an Included in this brochure are guidelines Screening Guidelines important part of staying healthy. for routine health screenings and exams as well as basic health care recommendations obtained from national Regular physical exams and routine health screening health groups and government agencies. tests are an important part of preventive health care. This information is not intended to be They can help ensure that common, serious health a tool for self-diagnosis or a substitute for care concerns and conditions like diabetes, cancer, or heart by a health care professional. disease are detected — and treated. During checkups, your health care providers can also suggest ways to make lifestyle changes. These changes may help you to become healthier and prevent future problems. Interpreter and translation services are available free of charge. If you have special needs, this document may be available in other formats. What is Routine Health Screening? Routine health screenings are done to assess your general health and to look for signs of health problems. Your primary care doctor (the doctor you usually go to first when you are sick or need advice about your health) should ensure you are up to date with routine vaccinations and screening exams. These screenings can include: TM ¡ Check-ups and tests (e.g. checking weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and looking for signs of cancer and heart disease) 2240 EastRidge Center Eau Claire, WI 54701 Recommendations for regular physical exams ¡ Immunizations (also called vaccines or shots) such as (Voice/TTY) 715-838-2900 and health screening tests those for flu and pneumonia Toll Free: 800-842-1814 ¡ Assessment of health risks and healthy lifestyle Branch Offices counseling about: Chippewa Falls • Menomonie • River Falls • the importance of regular exercise • diet and eating habits www.communityhealthpartnership.com • smoking • drug use Community Health Partnership, a program of • heavy alcohol use Partnership Health Plan, Inc., and Community Family Care are programs associated with Community Health Partnership, Inc. • birth control • sexually transmitted diseases Form 109 Rev 9-08 ROUTINE HEALTH SCREENING & EXAMS BASIC HEALTH CARE RECOMMENDATIONS SCREENING IMMUNIZATIONS FREQUENCY HEALTH FREQUENCY FREQUENCY EXAMS Tetanus, Diphtheria Once every 10 years EDUCATION Check weight annually if Body Mass Measles, Mumps, Annually. All adults at increased risk Please ask your medical provider. HIV/STD Index (BMI) is within normal range Rubella (MMR) and pregnant women screened for Risk Assessment (more frequently if participating in a Non-immune adults - two doses STD/HIV infection at enrollment. Varicella (Chickenpox) weight loss management program). delivered 4 - 8 weeks apart. All automobile occupants should Obesity/Weight Seat Belt Use Influenza (Flu Shot) Annually wear their seat belts! Talk with your CHP Interdisciplinary Ask your CHP Interdisciplinary Care Once every five years for all adults Care Team and medical provider about Pneumococcal over age 64, and younger adults Smoking Team for help to quit smoking maintaining a healthy weight. (Pneumonia Vaccine) with chronic illnesses. today! Check annually with each medical Discuss with your Interdisciplinary Hepatitis B Three shots for persons at risk. Blood Pressure history review and physical if blood Alcohol/Other Drugs Care Team and/or your medical Screening pressure is less than 120/80. Check provider...we can help. more frequently if higher. LABORATORY At least 20 minutes - 5 times per Monthly self-breast exams. Annual FREQUENCY Exercise week or as recommended by your mammogram and clinical breast exam SCREENING medical provider. for all females - ages 40 through 69 or A fasting cholesterol every Breast Disease At least 1200 mg calcium, including younger if high risk. After age 70 or five years for men age 35 older - exams & screenings at provider/ supplements, daily and Vitamin and older and women age 45 Calcium/Vitamin D D - 800-1000 units daily for post- patient discretion. Lipids/Cholesterol and older without risk factors menopausal women and men age Colonscopy at age 50 and then every or men and women age 20 50 and older. 10 years; or sigmoidscopy or barium and older if risk factors are Colon Cancer enema every five years plus annual indicated. Each year you should review your stool test for blood - more frequently if family medical history with your Fasting blood glucose (blood Family History Update at high risk. CHP Interdisciplinary Team and your Diabetes sugar) every three years. physician. Regular pelvic exams with PAP tests Annually if at high risk. every one to three years for women Review your medications and Cervical Cancer Medications/Allergies any allergies with your medical who are sexually active to age 65 or older if history of cervical cancer. providers at every visit. Digital rectal exam and PSA test Each individual needs to make choices about what is You should have an open discussion Prostate Cancer annually for all males 50 years and regarding any vitamin and herbal best for his/her own health. This brochure provides steps Vitamins & older. supplement use with your CHP to good health, including standard screening tests used to Herbal Supplements Interdisciplinary Team and your Every two to four years until age 65, look for signs of a particular disease. Information provided medical provider. Vision/Glaucoma then every one to two years. Annually if Screening is not intended to be a tool for self-diagnosis or as a An important part of health care at high risk (diabetes). substitute for your doctor’s advice. planning is to be sure your loved Audiology/Hearing ones know your wishes for your As needed. Advance Directives Test end-of-life care. Review your Dental Exam Annually (or as needed if full dentures). Talk to your doctor and your advance directives at least once a DEXA scan for post-menopausal women Community Health Partnership year. Osteoporosis or Community Family Care Team age 65 and older and for men age 70 Screening and older or younger if at high risk. about which screenings and Discuss mood and memory concerns recommendations are right for Sources: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Mental Health with your CHP Interdisciplinary Care you and...how to make routine Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, (MHQP) Team and medical provider. health care and screening a regular part of your life.