Preventive screenings can help you check for signs of illness, even before you start to feel sick. It is much easier to prevent or treat a problem when it’s found early.
Below is a list of common screenings—but this is not a complete list! Talk to your provider to learn more about the tests that make sense for YOU.
All the tests below are free to CCA members and do not require prior authorization.
|Colorectal Cancer||Everyone ages 50-75||Every 1-10 years depending on the test||There are many test options. Talk to your provider about which one is best for you.|
|Blood pressure||Everyone 21 or older||Yearly||An office or in-home blood pressure reading. A healthy blood pressure is less than 140/90.|
|Breast Cancer||Women ages 50-70||Every 2 years||X-ray of the breast to find changes related to breast cancer.|
|Cervical cancer||Women ages 30-65||Every 5 years||A cervical swab for HPV, the leading cause of cervical cancer.|
|Osteoporosis||Women 65 or older||At age 65 and as directed||An x-ray bone density test to find weakening of the bone that can lead to fractures.|
|Hemoglobin A1c||People with diabetes||At least yearly||A blood test that measures blood sugar. A healthy level is typically 9% or less.|
|Diabetes eye exam||People with diabetes||Every year OR every 2 years if normal results||A retinal eye exam that finds changes in blood vessels that can lead to blindness.|
|Kidney function||People with diabetes||Yearly||A urine test to find changes that can lead to kidney disease.|
|Cognition screening||Everyone 65 or older||Yearly||A test that evaluates memory and can find early signs of dementia.|
|Fall risk||Everyone 65 or older||Yearly||A test that can help identify problems with balance or walking.|
You may need to have these tests done more often than described above based on your health history.