MARCH 2012

WELLNESS INITIATIVE
 

Get Screened

Screenings are medical tests that check for diseases. Screenings help doctors find diseases early when they may be easier to treat. It’s an important step you can take for your health.

Different screening tests are needed at different ages. Visit the links below or visit the Wellness Initiative website to print the guidelines from the National Health Information Center (NHIC) for men or women http://wellness.healthcare.ucla.edu

For information on screening tests for men, visit: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/screening-tests-for-men.pdf

For information on screening tests for women, visit: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/screening-tests-for-women.pdf

  • Talk with a doctor or nurse about which screenings are right for you.
  • Make sure to get the results from every screening.
  • Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, will pay for screenings recommended by your doctor. Also, many screenings are covered under the Affordable Care Act.