Women’s Health Care at RC Hospital & Clinics

Get Regular Checkups
Your doctor or nurse can help you stay healthy. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need to be seen for a routine checkup. Use this time to bring up any health concerns or questions you have. Make sure to ask about:
•   Alcohol use
•   Depression
•   Weight

Screening Tests

Ages 18 - 39
Blood Pressure Test
•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)
•   Get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older and have a cervix.
•   If you are 30 or older, you can get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years.

Chlamydia Test
•   Get tested for chlamydia yearly through age 24 if you are sexually active or pregnant.
•   Age 25 and older, get tested for chlamydia if you are at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Cholesterol Test
•   Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Diabetes Screening
•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test
•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

HIV Test
•   Get tested for HIV at least once.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.
•   All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.

Syphilis Test
•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.

Ages 40 - 49
Blood Pressure Test
•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)
•   Discuss with your doctor or nurse.

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)
•   Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 3 years if you have a cervix.

Chlamydia Test
•   Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Cholesterol Test
•   Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Diabetes Screening
•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test
•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

HIV Test
•   Get tested for HIV at least once.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.
•   All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.

Syphilis Test
•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.

Ages 50 - 64
Blood Pressure Test
•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Bone Mineral Density Test (Osteoporosis Screening)
•   Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are at risk of osteoporosis

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)
•   Starting at age 50, get screened every 1-2 years

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)
•   Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 3 years if you have a cervix.

Chlamydia Test
•   Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Cholesterol Test
•   Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Using Fecal Occult Blood Testing, Sigmoidoscopy, or Colonoscopy)
•   Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.
•   Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Diabetes Screening
•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test
•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

HIV Test
•   Get tested for HIV at least once.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.

Syphilis Test
•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Ages 64 & Older
Blood Pressure Test
•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Bone Mineral Density Test (Osteoporosis Screening)
•   Get this test at least once at age 65 or older.
•   Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)
•   Get screened every 1-2 years through age 74.
•   Age 75 and older, ask your doctor or nurse if you need to be screened.

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test)
Ask your doctor or nurse if you need to get a Pap test.

Chlamydia Test
•   Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Cholesterol Test
•   Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Using Fecal Occult Blood Testing, Sigmoidoscopy, or Colonoscopy)
•   Get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75.
•   Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Diabetes Screening
•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test
•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

HIV Test
•   Get tested for HIV at least once if you are age 65 and have never been tested.
•   Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Syphilis Test
•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

Caring To Share

“I went for a mammogram last Thursday, arrived at the hospital at 6:45 a.m. and was driving away at 7:08am. That was even changing my medical insurance. Now that’s service!! No excuses that it takes too much time! Pleasant people also!”
Bonnie Triplett, Olivia

 

What To Bring To Your Appointment

•  Driver’s License
•  Insurance Card
•  A list of the current prescriptions you are taking

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