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Get Screened

Many diseases can be prevented or cured if they are found early. That’s why it’s so important to get screened.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Your Medicare Wellness Visit Every Year

Find out how a Medicare wellness visit can help you stay healthy.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

Well-woman visits include a full checkup, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury.

Review Date: August 02, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Important Screening Tests

Getting screening tests is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Talk with a doctor or nurse about scheduling important screenings.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Men: Take Charge of Your Health

You can lower your risk of serious health problems by making small changes. Start by asking a doctor which screening tests you need this year.

Review Date: April 03, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talk with Your Doctor about Newborn Screening

Newborn screenings will help you make sure your baby grows up healthy. Talk about newborn screening with your doctor or midwife before your baby is born.

Review Date: April 23, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

myhealthfinder Widget

Use the myhealthfinder widget to get personalized recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce based on age and sex.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a HIV Testing Site Near You

Find answers to many questions about HIV and STD testing. Locate a testing site near you.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

CDC National Prevention Information Network

Colon Cancer Screening (Colorectal) Covered by Medicare

All Medicare recipients are eligible for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will be required to pay.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

FAQs about WISEWOMAN – Well–Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation

WISEWOMAN is a program designed to help low-income, under- or uninsured 40- to 64-year-old women reduce their risk for heart disease and improve their overall health. This page answers questions about WISEWOMAN, including program locations, benefit services, cost, and more.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Hearing Loss in Children: Treatment and Intervention Services

There are many different options for children with hearing loss and their families. This document describes special education programs, cochlear implants, medical and surgical interventions, assistive devices, and more.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Adult Vision Screening

Half of all blindness can be prevented. A vision screening does not replace an eye doctor's exam, but it can help identify people who are at risk for eye disease.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Prevent Blindness America

American College of Radiology Accredited Facility Search

The ACR accredits facilities that conduct breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, and radiation oncology.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

American College of Radiology

Brain Aneurysms: Early Detection and Screening

Brain aneurysms frequently rupture without warning. However, for individuals at high risk, potential brain aneurysms can be identified through the use of non-invasive imaging tests.

Review Date: November 15, 2011

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation

CDC Vitalsigns: Colorectal Cancer Screening

This CDC report points out why more people need to get tested for colorectal cancer and what can be done to increase screening. All people aged 50 to 75 years should get tested.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that can detect early signs of colorectal or colon cancer. Learn how colonoscopy is performed, how to prepare for, and begin routine screenings.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests for Women

Screening and diagnostic tests can help doctors identify or rule out a health condition a patient has. This chart lists diagnostic tests that your doctor might order for you.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Office on Women's Health

Depression-Screening Test

If you think you are experiencing symptoms of clinical depression, this confidential depression screening test may help you to decide if you need to seek professional help.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Mental Health America

Developmental Screening

Developmental screening is a procedure designed to identify children who should receive intensive assessment or diagnosis, for potential developmental delays. This page provides general information about developmental screening.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

ePSS: Electronic Preventive Services Selector

Search and Browse on your PDA or mobile device the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for screening, counseling, and preventive medication based on a person's age, sex, and pregnancy status.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Fact Sheet: Childhood Hearing Screening

This fact sheet discusses childhood hearing screening, including when a child’s hearing should be tested, how screening is done, signs of hearing loss in children, and what happens if a child has a hearing loss.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

Find a Health Center - Planned Parenthood

Search from more than 820 health centers nationwide for a nearby health center that provides high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for women, men, and teens.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Find a Screening Provider Near You: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Search for free and low-cost screenings in your state—use the interactive map to find local contacts for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Find a Vascular Screening Event

Find a vascular screening in your area. Screening can help detect vascular disease prior to active warning signs and before a major medical incident such as stroke, or sudden death from aneurysm rupture.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Society for Vascular Surgery

Hepatitis Overview and Risk Assessment

This online Hepatitis Risk Assessment is designed to determine an individual’s risk for viral hepatitis and asks questions based upon CDC’s guidelines for testing and vaccination. Take this 5 minute assessment developed by the CDC and get a personalized report.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Hepatitis Foundation International

HIV Testing Basics for Consumers

This page presents frequently asked questions about HIV testing. Learn about the different tests, and if and when you should be tested.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

Information about at-home high blood pressure monitoring. Includes what happens during blood pressure testing, how blood pressure readings are taken, which readings are normal and abnormal and choosing the best monitoring equipment for your needs.

Review Date: September 19, 2011

American Heart Association

Home Eye Tests for Children

Vision problems that are left undetected and untreated may lead to vision loss and in some cases blindness. Early detection is the key to minimizing vision loss. Prevent Blindness America offers home eye tests for children of various ages.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Prevent Blindness America

Lowering Your Costs for Preventive Services- (PDF)

Too many Americans don't get the preventive health services they need to stay healthy. Learn about preventive health services, such as cancer screening tests, that may be available to you without co-payments or deductibles.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Men: Stay Healthy at 50+- (PDF)

Use this information to help you stay healthy at ages 50 and above. Learn which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases, and daily steps you can take for good health.

Review Date: May 06, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

My Family Health Portrait

Talking with your health care worker about your family health history can help you stay healthy! The My Family Health Portrait is a tool you can use to enter, print, and confidentially share your family health history with family members or your health care worker.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventive Services Checklist

Take this checklist to your doctor or other health care provider, and ask which Medicare-covered preventive services are right for you.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Questions and Answers About the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

A fact sheet that defines the PSA and screening tests for prostate cancer, and describes the benefits and limitations of the test.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Skin Cancer Self Examination

Skin self-examination can alert you to changes in your skin and aid in the early detection of skin cancer. Learn how to do it and what to look for.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Skin Cancer Foundation

Skin Testing to Diagnose Allergies

Many common types of allergies can be confirmed with the use of skin testing. However, you may not realize how and why skin testing is used, or think that this procedure is painful and inconvenient. This publication provides information about skin testing to diagnose allergies.

Review Date: April 15, 2011

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Women: Stay Healthy at 50+- (PDF)

This brief pamphlet provides information on which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases, and daily steps you can take for good health.

Review Date: May 06, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

The American Academy of Dermatology partners with dermatologists across the United States to offer free skin cancer screenings. Find one near you.

Review Date: April 03, 2014

American Academy of Dermatology