Nothing is more important than your health. That’s why you can count on your Peoples Health plan to help you get the care you need, when you need it. Read on for tips to map out your health care activities for the year.

Start with a yearly checkup with your primary care physician. Then plan other yearly activities, such as regular preventive screenings and assessments.

Use this checklist at your next doctor’s appointment.


Good preventive care helps catch health issues early when they may be easier to treat. Together, you and your doctor can decide which tests and care services are right for you. Recommended preventive care services may include the following:

Once a year

Date done

Flu Shot (every flu season)

Vaccine review (see what shots you may be due for)

Labs (ask your doctor which ones you need)

Annual wellness visit/routine physical

Date done

Blood pressure check

Head-to-toe examination

Height, weight and body mass index (BMI) check

Lifestyle screening check, such as for alcohol use, help quitting tobacco and healthy eating if applicable

As recommended by your doctor

Date done

Cervical cancer screening (Pap smear) for women ages 21-65 years 

Cholesterol screening

Dental exam

Discuss screening and prevention of osteoporosis

Eye exam

Fasting blood sugar screening

Hearing exam

As needed

Date done

Colon cancer screening (for adults age 45 or older)

Hepatitis C virus infection screening (for people at high risk; and a one-time test for adults born between 1945-1965)

Mammogram screening (every year starting at age 45; starting at age 55, it can change to every other year)

For people with diabetes

Date done

Exam to detect diabetes-related issues for eyes

Exam to detect diabetes-related issues for feet

Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test

LDL cholesterol test

Urine test for protein