Preventive Care

There are health activities you can do to make sure you stay healthy. The charts below describe what care or screenings are suggested for someone of your gender and age range. The charts below are a guide. Your doctor will know exactly what preventive health may be right for you based on your health history. Many of these preventive care steps are covered by your CareSource benefits. Please check your plan benefits and call Member Services if you have questions.

Preventive Care for Women

Recommended Activities

20s

30s

40s

50s

60 & Older

Annual Physical Exam

Cholesterol Screen

Diabetes Screen

  

Dental Exam

Dental Cleaning

Eye Exam (HIP Plus only)

Cervical Cancer Screen

Breast Cancer Screen

  

Colon Cancer Screen

  

Flu Shot

Pneumococcal Vaccine

    

Shingles Vaccine

    

COVID Vaccine

Td Vaccine

Chlamydia Screen

Under 25

Preventive Care for Men

Recommended Activities

20s

30s

40s

50s

60 & Older

Annual Physical Exam

Cholesterol Screen

Diabetes Screen

  

Dental Exam

Dental Cleaning

Eye Exam (HIP Plus only)

Colon Cancer Screen

  

Flu Shot

Pneumococcal Vaccine

    

Shingles Vaccine

    

Td Vaccine

COVID Vaccine

The bullets below explain the preventive care services listed in the charts above. If you have more questions, please contact your PMP. You can also speak to one of our nurses by calling CareSource24®.

Definitions of preventive health activities:

  • Annual Physical Exam: A health care provider visit at least once a year. Do this even if you feel healthy.
  • Cholesterol Screen: Get your cholesterol checked starting at age 20. If your level is within normal limits, get checked every five years. Your health care provider may check your cholesterol more if your level is not normal. You may be checked more if you have diabetes, heart disease or kidney problems. You could be screened more if you see changes in your weight or what you eat.
  • COVID Vaccine: Everyone age 5 and up are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. These vaccines are the best way to protect and your loved ones from becoming ill from COVID-19. Talk to your healthcare provider or visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/for more information.
  • Diabetes Screen: Everyone should be screened for diabetes no later than age 45. Your health care provider may screen you at a younger age if you are overweight or have high blood pressure.
  • Dental Cleaning: Have a dental professional clean your teeth at least once a year.
  • Dental Exam: Have a dentist look at all your teeth at least once a year.
  • Eye Exam: Get your eyes checked once every two years. Ask your health care provider if you need your eyes checked more often.
  • Chlamydia: Women under age 25 should be screened for chlamydia each year.
  • Cervical Cancer Screen: Women ages 21 to 30 who have a cervix should get a Pap test every three years. Women ages 30 to 65 should get a Pap test every five years. They should do this even if they have a normal HPV test. After age 65, most women who have not had cervical cancer can stop these tests. A person can stop getting tests after testing negative three times in 10 years.
  • Breast Cancer Screen: Women between the ages of 40 to 75 should get mammograms. This is an x-ray of the breasts to help find cancer. This test should be done at least once every two years.
  • Colon Cancer Screen: All people between ages 45 and 75 should get screened for colorectal cancer. You should talk with your health care provider about the test that is best for you. You may be tested at a younger age if you have a family history of colorectal cancer.
  • Flu Shot: Most adults should get the flu shot every year.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine: Adults 65 or older should get the vaccine. Health care providers may also suggest it for people younger than 65 who have certain other health problems.
  • Shingles Vaccine: This is a vaccine that protects you against a painful disease caused by the chicken pox virus. Those with weak immune systems should not get it. Talk to your Primary Medical Provider (PMP) for more information.
  • Td Vaccine: Adults should get a Td booster once every 10 years.

Source: CDC, MedLine Plus

Preventive Care for Women

Recommended Activities20s30s40s50s60 & Older
Annual Physical Exam
Breast Cancer Screen   
Cervical Cancer Screen
Chlamydia ScreenUnder 25    
Cholesterol Screen
Colon Cancer Screen   
Dental Exam
Diabetes Screen  
Eye Exam
Flu Shot
Pneumococcal    
Shingles Vaccine    
Td Vaccine

Preventive Care for Men

Recommended Activities20s30s40s50s60 & Older
AAA Screen   
Annual Physical Exam
Cholesterol Screen
Colon Cancer Screen   
Dental Exam
Diabetes Screen  
Eye Exam
Flu Shot
Lung Cancer Screen    
Pneumococcal Vaccine    
Shingles Vaccine    
Td Vaccine

The preventive care services listed in the charts above are described below. If you have more questions, please contact your PCP. You can also speak to one of our nurses by calling CareSource24®.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screen: Those men who are between the ages of 65 and 75 who have smoked should get screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • Annual Physical Exam: It is important to get a checkup from your doctor at least once every year. This is true even if you feel healthy.
  • Bone Density Exam: If you are over the age of 65, you should get at least one bone density exam, a test to measure the strength of your bones. If you are between 50 and 65, talk with your doctor to see if you need a bone density test, especially if you have had a broken bone.
  • Breast Cancer Screen: Women between the ages of 50 to 75 should get a mammogram, an x-ray of your breasts, at least once every two years.
  • Cervical Cancer Screen: From age 21 to 30, get a Pap test once each three years if you have a cervix. Women between the ages of 30 and 65 should get a Pap test once each five years if they also have a normal HPV test. After age 65, most women who have not been diagnosed with cervical cancer can stop having Pap tests if they have had 3 negative tests within the last 10 years.
  • Chlamydia: Women younger than 25 years old should be screened for chlamydia every year, or as directed by their doctor.
  • Cholesterol Screen: Get your cholesterol checked starting at age 20. If your level is within normal limits, get checked every 5 years. No matter your age, if your cholesterol level is not within normal limits, if you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, or if you experience changes in your weight or diet your doctor may want to check your cholesterol more often.
  • Colon Cancer Screen: Between ages 50 and 75, get screened for colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor about the best screening for you. If you are younger than 50, your doctor may recommend getting screened if you have a strong family history of colon cancer or other factors.
  • Dental Exam: Get your teeth cleaned at least twice a year.
  • Diabetes Screen: Those 44 years of age or older and in good health should get screened every 3 years. No matter your age, if you are overweight (BMI over 25) or have high blood pressure, your doctor may screen you for diabetes. All Asian Americans should be screened if their BMI is over 23.
  • Eye Exam: Get your eyes checked once each two years. Ask your doctor if you need your eyes checked more often.
  • Flu Shot: It is recommended that most adults get the flu shot every year.
  • Lung Cancer Screen: Between ages 55 and 80, ask your doctor about tests for lung cancer if you have at least a 30 pack per year past and either still smoke or quit within the last 15 years.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine: If you are 65 or older you should have the pneumonia vaccine. If you are younger and have certain other conditions your doctor may recommend it.
  • Shingles Vaccine: If you are older than 60, talk with your doctor about getting the shingles vaccine. Those with a weak immune system should not get the vaccine.
  • Td Vaccine: You should get a tetanus and diphtheria (Td) booster once every 10 years.

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