Interactive Tool: Which Health Screenings Do You Need?
Print a copy of the recommended screening tests. Take the list with you when you visit your doctor. Talk to your doctor about which screenings you may need. Your doctor may change the list based on your special needs. He or she will explain what is involved in each screening test and answer any questions you may have.
You may not have to go to your doctor's office for some screening tests. You may be able to do some tests at a health fair, your local pharmacy, or even at home.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2010). Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2010-2011: Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (AHRQ Publication No. 10-05145). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Also available online: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd.htm.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 12, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine