Screening and counseling for alcohol misuse
Blood pressure screening
Screening for high blood pressure is recommended for adults aged 18 years and older during a physical exam with your provider.
Colon cancer screening
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women1. Early detection and treatment will usually result in a better long-term health outcome. Screening is recommended for individuals 50 to 75 years of age. There are multiple screening options available and each varies in the frequency of the testing. A fecal occult blood test must be completed yearly, a sigmoidoscopy is performed every five years, or a colonoscopy is performed every 10 years. A colonoscopy is the most effective screening to detect colorectal cancer.
Screening is recommended for all adults regardless of risk factors.
A blood test is used to check the blood sugar level. Adults who are overweight or obese should be screened for an abnormal blood sugar level as part of a cardiovascular risk assessment. People that have a family history or symptoms of diabetes should also be screened.
Diet counseling for people with risk factors for heart disease
Counseling is recommended for adults with elevated cholesterol levels, risk factors for heart disease, and/or other diet-related chronic conditions.
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening
Screening is done with a blood test to check for Hepatitis B in people at high risk for the infection. HBV can cause liver damage. It is transmitted through sexual contact with infected individuals or by sharing drug equipment.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening
Screening is done with a blood test to check for Hepatitis C in people at high risk for the infection. A one-time screening for the infection is also recommended for adults born between 1945 and 1965. HCV may lead to liver disease. It is often transmitted by sharing drug equipment, such as needles, with people infected by the virus.
HIV Infection screening
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Screening is done with a blood test for people who are at increased risk of infection.
Screening is done with a blood test to measure LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol) and triglyceride (common type of fat in the blood) levels. Your provider or doctor will order the screening based on your age and risk for heart disease.
Lung cancer screening
A low dose x-ray is recommended for adults aged 55 to 80 who have long smoking histories, who currently smoke, or who have quit within the last 15 years. Screening is not necessary if a person has not smoked for 15 years.
The body mass index (BMI) measurement is based on your height and weight during a physical exam with your provider. BMI is used to evaluate whether you are overweight.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) counseling
Risk assessments and counseling are done for all sexually active females and males at risk.
Screening is done with a blood test for people who are at an increased risk for the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can lead to serious health problems including paralysis, blindness, and/or death.
Immunizations: Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization recommendations for adults 19 years of age and older.