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 Individuals 60 & Older

Recommended ActivitiesMenWomen
AAA Screen Shot 
Annual Physical Exam
Breast Cancer Screen 
Cervical Cancer Screen 
Cholesterol Screen
Colon Cancer Screen
Dental Exam
Diabetes Screen
Eye Exam
Flu Shot
Shingles Vaccine
Td Vaccine

The bullets below explain the preventive care services listed in the charts above. 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.
  • 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 ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 or older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.
  • Dental Exam: Get your teeth cleaned at least once a year.
  • Eye Exam: Get your eyes checked once each two years. Ask your doctor if you need your eyes checked more often.
  • 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.

Source: CDC, MedLine Plus