Are you up to date on your screenings for sexually transmitted infections?
Check the guidelines listed here to find out about important screening tests for women, including tests for sexually transmitted infections, colonoscopies and cholesterol levels. These guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Keep in mind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of the screening tests you need based on many factors. Ask your doctor or nurse if you don’t understand why a certain test is recommended for you. Check with your insurance plan to find out which tests are covered. Insurance companies are required to cover many preventive services for women at no cost to you because of the Affordable Care Act.