Guidelines - Beaufort Memorial Hospital


Staying healthy is easier when you know what you need to keep track of and when. Here’s a handy reminder about current screenings and preventive care that healthcare providers recommend for women:


Recommended Preventative Care

Well Check-up: At least every two-three years based on your healthcare provider’s recommendation

Flu Vaccine: Yearly

Pelvic Exam: Annually for women age 21 and older or as early as age 13 to 15 if medical history indicates

Blood Pressure Check: Starting at age 18, once every one-two years or once per year with elevated blood pressure

Vaccines and Immunization Boosters: As recommended by your physician


Recommended Screenings

Mammogram: Women ages 40 through 75 should be screened yearly based on level of risk

Colonoscopy: Starting at age 50 and through age 74, every 10 years or as recommended by your physician

Bone Density Exam: Tested beginning at age 65 and as recommended by your physician


Other Important Screenings and Preventative Care

Glucose Screening: Every three years if you have blood pressure higher than 135/80, if you take high blood pressure medication or based on physician’s recommendation

Cholesterol Screening: Starting at age 35, every five years

Cervical Cancer: Pap test every three years HPV Test: Every 5 years if your Pap test includes an HPV test

HIV Test: At least once or more frequently based on your level of risk

STD/STI Tests: Adults and adolescents ages 15-65 should be screened based on level of risk


Need to schedule an appointment? Find a board certified OB-GYN or call 843-522-5015 to schedule a mammogram in either the Beaufort or Bluffton location of the Breast Health Center.

 Beaufort Medical Plaza
 989 Ribaut Road (on the Beaufort Memorial campus)
 Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


 Bluffton Medical Services
 7 & 11 Arley Way, Westbury Park
 Bluffton, South Carolina 29910



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