(18 and over)
Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: Have this blood test every five years, starting
at age 35. Start at age 20 if you smoke or have diabetes, or if heart disease runs in your
family. Also, have your blood pressure checked yearly.
Prostate Cancer: Have a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and/or digital
rectal exam yearly starting at age 50, earlier if prostate cancer runs in your family.
Colorectal Cancer Test: All men over age 50. Some men may need to start
colorectal screening earlier if an immediate family member has had colon cancer. Possible
tests include sigmoidoscopy every 5 years or a colonoscopy every 10 years and a test for
rectal blood every year.
Skin Cancer: Have your skin checked yearly, especially if you have an outdoor job.
Men get twice the overall number of skin cancers and three times more squamous cell
carcinomas than women do (WebMD®).
Diabetes: Have a blood sugar (glucose) test; this is especially important if you have
high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
(18 and over)
Cholesterol and Blood Pressure: Blood pressure have checked at every
physical; every 3 – 5 years check blood sugar and cholesterol
Pap Test: Yearly, if sexually active. After you have had three normal
yearly Pap smears, ask your health care provider about how often you should
have it done.
Thyroid: Women 65 years old and above should have their thyroid hormone
checked every 1 – 3 years. This is important because of the 33,550 new cases of
thyroid cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States in 2007, of them 25,480
will occur in women (American Cancer Society).
Breast Exam: Perform a yearly self exam. Once 40 years old arrange to
have a yearly mammogram.
Colon Cancer: Every 5 – 10 years consider screening for colon cancer and
every 10 years consider receiving a colonoscopy.
(Birth - 18 Year)
A regularly scheduled Health Maintenance Evaluation at each of the following ages:
1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 18 months
2, 3, 5, 7 , 10, 13, 16 and 18 years old
The following immunizations should be given between birth and 18 years old, consult your
pediatrician or family physician for the best schedule for your child. Or you can also consult
the website for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for additional information.
Visit a Primary Care Doctor
Hepatitis B , Chicken pox (Varicella), MMR - Measles, Mumps and
Rubella, and HIB - combination vaccination for Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
Elmwood Health Center
2128 Elmwood Ave,
Buffalo, NY 14207
Community Health Center of Buffalo
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Mercy Health Center
430 S. Park Ave
Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone: (716) 847-6610
Northwest Buffalo Community Center Inc
155 Lawn Ave at Military Rd
Buffalo, New York 14207