“I feel fine. Why should I see a doctor?”

At Memorial Hermann, we get it. You lead a busy life, and finding time to see the doctor isn’t always easy. We also know that preventive care is an important part of living a long and healthy life. That’s why we are here for you with a full range of convenient ways to make your health a priority.

Early detection is the one of the best defenses against illness, and health screenings can help you and your providers identify problems early, when treatments are most successful. The resources below are everything you need to get started.

We make it easy to find a PCP near you and schedule an appointment. The screening guides give you the tools you need to talk to your PCP about which screenings are right for you, so you can optimize your health during each stage of life. With a Memorial Hermann-affiliated PCP, you will also have access to your lab results and visit summaries through the Everyday Well app or website.

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Women's Health Screenings

Services & Screening Age Evidence-based Recommendation
Annual Wellness Visit Adults 18-64 Annually
Diabetes Screen Adults 40-70 + BMI ≥ 25 Every 3 years
Cholesterol Screen Adults 20-79 Every 5 years
Obesity Screen and Counselling Adults with BMI ≥ 30 Annually
Alcohol Misuse Screen and Counselling Adults Annually
Tobacco Use Counseling Adults Annually
Cervical Cancer Screen Women 21-65 Every 3-5 years, ask your doctor how often you should be screened
Chlamydia Screen Sexually active women ≤ 24 Once, or more frequently if you are at risk
Colorectal Cancer Screen Adults 45-75* Ask your doctor about screening types and intervals
Breast Cancer Screen Women 40-74 Every 1-2 years, starting at age 40 or 50, ask your doctor how often you should be screened
Lung Cancer Screen Adults 55-77 with 30 pack a year history + current smoker or quit ≤ 15 years ago Ask your doctor how often you should be screened
HIV Screen Adults 15-65 or if high-risk Once, or more often if you are at risk
Hepatitis C Screen Adults 18-79 Once
Vaccines: COVID-19 Adults Ask your doctor about the vaccine and boosters
Vaccines: HPV Age 11-26 recommended; age ≥ 26 y/o shared decision-making 2-dose series if first dose given under 15; 3-dose series if first dose given ≥ 15
Vaccines: Hepatitis B Adults at high risk: diabetics 18-59, etc. 3-dose series if you are at high risk
Vaccines: Influenza Adults Annually
Vaccines: Shingles Adults 50+ 2-dose series
Vaccines: Tetanus Adults Tdap every 10 years
*Check insurance coverage
Services & Screening Age Evidence-based Recommendation
Annual Wellness Visit Adults Annually
Depression Screen Adults Annually
Diabetes Screen Adults at risk Every 3 years
Cholesterol Screen Adults Every 5 years
Obesity Screen and Counselling Adults Annually
Tobacco Use Counselling Adults Annually
Alcohol Misuse Screen and Counselling Adults Annually
Fall Prevention Adults 65 and older Annually
Colorectal Cancer Screen Adults 45-75* Ask your doctor about screening types and intervals
Breast Cancer Screen Women 40-74 Every 1-2 years, ask your doctor when you need this test
Cervical Cancer Screen Women 21-65 Every 3-5 years, ask your doctor when you need this test
Lung Cancer Screen Adults 55-77 with 30 pack a year history + current smoker or quit ≤ 15 years ago Ask your doctor how often you should be screened
Bone Density Measurement Postmenopausal women at risk Ask your doctor when you need this test
HIV Screen Adults 15-65 or if high-risk Once, or more often if you are at risk
Hepatitis C Screen Adults 18-79 Once
Vaccines: COVID-19 Adults Ask your doctor about the vaccine and boosters
Vaccines: Influenza Adults Annually
Vaccines: Pneumonia Adults 65 and older Once. Talk with your doctor if you are high risk for pneumonia
Vaccines: Shingles Adults 50+ 2-dose series
Vaccines: Tetanus Adults Tdap every 10 years
*Check insurance coverage

Men's Health Screenings

Services & Screening Age Evidence-based Recommendation
Annual Wellness Visit Adults 18-64 Annually
Depression Screen Adults Annually
Diabetes Screen Adults 40-70 + BMI ≥ 25 Every 3 years
Cholesterol Screen Adults 20-79 Every 5 years
Obesity Screen and Counselling Adults with BMI ≥ 30 Annually
Alcohol Misuse Screen and Counselling Adults Annually
Tobacco Use Counseling Adults Annually
Colorectal Cancer Screen Adults 45-75* Ask your doctor about screening types and intervals
Prostate Cancer Screen Men 55-69 Ask your doctor in you need screening
Lung Cancer Screen Adults 55-77 with 30 pack a year history + current smoker or quit ≤ 15 years ago Ask your doctor how often you should be screened
HIV Screen Adults 15-65 or if high-risk Once, or more often if you are at risk
Hepatitis C Screen Adults 18-79 Once
Vaccines: COVID-19 Adults Ask your doctor about the vaccine and boosters
Vaccines: HPV Age 11-26 recommended; age ≥ 26 y/o shared decision-making 2-dose series if first dose given under 15; 3-dose series if first dose given ≥ 15
Vaccines: Hepatitis B Adults at high risk: diabetics 18-59, etc. 3-dose series if you are at high risk
Vaccines: Influenza Adults Annually
Vaccines: Shingles Adults 50+ 2-dose series
Vaccines: Tetanus Adults Tdap every 10 years
*Check insurance coverage
Services & Screening Age Evidence-based Recommendation
Annual Wellness Visit Adults Annually
Depression Screen Adults Annually
Diabetes Screen Adults at risk Every 3 years
Cholesterol Screen Adults Every 5 years
Obesity Screen and Counselling Adults Annually
Alcohol Misuse Screen and Counselling Adults Annually
Tobacco Use Counselling Adults Annually
Fall Prevention Adults 65 and older Annually
Colorectal Cancer Screen Adults 45-75* Ask your doctor about screening types and intervals
Prostate Cancer Screen Men 55-69 Ask your doctor if you need screening
Lung Cancer Screen Adults 55-77 with 30 pack a year history + current smoker or quit ≤ 15 years ago Ask your doctor how often you should be screened
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screen Men 65-75 with smoking history Once
HIV Screen Adults 15-65 or if high-risk Once, or more often if you are at risk
Hepatitis C Screen Adults 18-79 Once
Vaccines: COVID-19 Adults Ask your doctor about the vaccine and boosters
Vaccines: Influenza Adults Annually
Vaccines: Pneumonia Adults 65 and older Once. Talk with your doctor if you are high risk for pneumonia
Vaccines: Shingles Adults 50+ 2-dose series
Vaccines: Tetanus Adults Tdap every 10 years
*Check insurance coverage

The information presented in this brochure is educational and not intended as medical advice or the practice of medicine.
Specific aspects of your outcomes and care should be addressed and answered after consultation with your physician.

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