As part of our Community Outreach and our commitment to help keep our community,
healthy we offer several screening at low cash cost. These screening do
not require a physician referral and are a cash rate.
Screening tests, such as mammograms, Pap smears, and colorectal cancer
tests, can find diseases and conditions early when they are easier to
treat. Talk to your doctor about which of the tests listed below are right
for you and when you should have them:
Blood Pressure: Have your blood pressure checked at least every 2 years.
Cholesterol Checks: Women should have their cholesterol checked regularly starting at age
45; men every 5 years beginning at 35. If you smoke, have diabetes, or
if heart disease runs in your family, start having your cholesterol checked
at age 20.
Colorectal Cancer Tests: Have a test for colorectal cancer starting at age 50. Your doctor can
help you decide which test is right for you.
Depression: If you've felt "down," sad, or hopeless, and have felt little
interest or pleasure in doing things for 2 weeks straight, talk to your
doctor about whether he or she can screen you for depression.
Diabetes Tests: Have a test to screen for diabetes if you have high blood pressure or
Mammograms (Women): Have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years starting at age 40.
Osteoporosis Tests (Women): Have a bone density test at age 65 to screen for osteoporosis (thinning
of the bones). If you are between the ages of 60 and 64 and weigh 154
lbs. or less, talk to your doctor about whether you should be tested.
Pap Smears (Women): Have a Pap smear every 1 to 3 years if you have been sexually active or
are older than 21.
Prostate Cancer Screening (Men): Talk to your doctor about the possible benefits and harms of prostate
cancer screening if you are considering having a prostate-specific antigen
(PSA) test or digital rectal examination (DRE).
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Talk to your doctor to see whether you should be screened for sexually
transmitted diseases, such as HIV, and, for women, also Chlamydia.
NOTE: Most authorities recommend that, after age 50, tests should include
an annual fasting blood sugar check for diabetes and also the following
for early diagnoses and treatments: regular colonoscopy for cancer of
the colon, serum prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) for prostate cancer,
mammography for breast cancer, and enhanced lung CT imaging for lung cancer.
Source: National Institute of Health