Health experts recommend that you get certain routine screenings, vaccines and tests according to the following schedule. Peoples Health covers these services, unless otherwise noted. Your doctor may also recommend other screenings and tests, depending on your age and medical history.

Every office visit

  • Blood pressure screening

At least once a year

  • Dental exams and cleanings

Every 12 months

  • Physical exam, including body mass index measurement
    (discuss your target measurement with your doctor)
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Flu vaccine (in the fall)
  • Retinal eye exam for those with diabetes
  • Dental X-rays
  • Breast cancer screening (for women)

Every 24 months

  • Bone density test

Ask your doctor how often you need the following:

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Pneumonia vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine