Adults Preventative Health

Staying healthy is a lifelong process that requires your active participation. Thankfully, now you can know what steps to take to help reduce the risks of serious health issues. Here is a list of services that are provided at no charge under the Affordable Care Act. 

  • Get Your Blood Pressure Checked
    • All adults should get a blood pressure check at least once every 1-2 years. Ask your doctor how often you need to get checked.
  • Get Your Cholesterol Checked
    • If you are a man age 35 or older, or if you are a man or woman over 20 and are considered high risk you should get your cholesterol checked once every 5 years.
  • Get Tested for Colorectal Cancer
    • If you are age 50 or older talk with your doctor about options for getting tested.
  • Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    • If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor if you need to be screened for type 2 diabetes.
  • Get Help to Quit Tobacco
    • If you use tobacco, ask your doctor about the risks and about services to help you quit.
  • Get Screened for Lung Cancer
    • Ask the doctor about screening for lung cancer if you are 55-80 years old and have a history of heavy smoking, whether you smoke now or have quit within the past 15 years.
  • Talk to Your Doctor about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • If you are 65-75 years old and have ever smoked tobacco.
  • Talk with a Doctor about Your Alcohol Use
    • Are you concerned about your drinking? Ask your doctor about screening and counseling.
  • Talk with Your Doctor about Depression
    • Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless.
  • Get Help with Healthy Eating
    • Do you have high cholesterol or has your doctor told you that you are at risk for heart disease or diabetes? Ask about dietary counseling.
  • Watch Your Weight
    • Ask your doctor if you are at a healthy weight.
  • Get a Pneumonia Vaccine
    • If you are over 65 years old or at high risk, ask your doctor for a pneumonia vaccine.
  • Get a Seasonal Flu Vaccine
    • Get a flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu.
  • Get Important Vaccines
    • Get important adult vaccinations.
  • Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day
    • If you are a man age 45-79 or a women age 55-79, talk to your doctor about taking an aspirin every day to help lower your risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • Talk to the Doctor about Skin Cancer
    • If you have fair (pale) skin, talk to the doctor about how to reduce your risk for skin cancer.
  • Talk to Your Doctor about Preventing Falls
    • Are you over 65 years old and worried about falls? Ask how exercise, physical therapy, and vitamin D supplements might help you prevent falls.
  • Get Tested for Hepatitis C
    • If you were born between 1945 and 1965 get tested for hepatitis C at least one time.
  • Get Tested for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis
    • Talk with your doctor to find out if you need to be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.
    • This is recommended for adults who have had sex or are at high risk.
  • Get Tested for HIV
    • Get tested for HIV at least once. You may need to get tested more often depending on your risk.