Preventive Care Plans and Guidelines

Guidelines for Females, Age 50 to 64

The following recommendations are categorized for “men” and “women,” and are driven by biological sex (male and female) rather than gender identity. Meet with your doctor to determine which recommendations best apply to you based on individual factors, such as your sex assigned at birth and current anatomy.1



  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure
  • Breast cancer exam & mammogram
  • Height & weight
  • Skin
  • Teeth cleaning (Every 6 months)
  • Well-doctor exam
  • Depression and suicide risk
  • Anxiety

Every 2 years

  • Breast cancer mammogram

Every 2 - 4 years

  • Eyes

Every 3 years

  • Pelvic & pap for cervical cancer (Talk to your doctor about how often)

Every 5 years

  • Cholesterol (More frequently if you are at high risk for coronary heart disease)

As needed

  • Colorectal cancer (Doctor may suggest any one of these test options based on type of screening and risk):
    • Direct visualization tests
      • Colonoscopy
      • CT colonography
      • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Stool-based tests
      • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT)
      • Guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT)
      • Multi-targeted stool DNA test (FIT-DNA)
  • Cardiovascular (CVD) Risk Assessment (screen as your doctor suggests between 40 and 75)
  • Hearing
  • Hepatitis C (Screen once between ages 18 to 79)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Lung cancer (ages 55 to 80, if you have a history of smoking 30 packs per year and still smoke, or quit within the past 15 years)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
  • HIV
  • Tuberculosis Osteoporosis
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse counseling


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  • Influenza (Flu)

Every 10 years

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)

As needed

  • Pneumonia (Certain adults ages 18 to 65 who are at risk should receive both a PCV13 and PPSV23, doctor will suggest what dose)
    • Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate (PCV13)
    • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)
  • COVID-19

Two dose vaccine

  • Shingles (Zoster) (Age 60+)

1 Caughey AB, Krist AH, Wolff TA, et al: USPSTF Approach to Addressing Sex and Gender When Making Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services. JAMA. (November 16, 2021):