Age is but a number, especially when it comes to screening. Even if you are healthy, you still need regular health screenings completed by your health care provider. Screenings can help detect diseases and conditions early so that you and your care team have a head start on treating your illness or condition. They also have the power to put your mind at ease if you have a family history of certain diseases or conditions, such as cancer.

Below are general age-appropriate screening guidelines. Your medical and family history and personal preferences should be taken into account as not everyone has the same health care plan that is right for them. Please consult with your primary care physician or health care provider to develop a screening best fit for you.


Age 18-39

Age 40-64

Age 65+

  • Bone density
  • Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations
  • Pneumonia vaccine
  • Height and weight (osteoporosis sign from shrinking)

Have you missed a health screening? Did COVID-19 postpone your medical appointments? Contact one of our 165 primary care providers to schedule an appointment on the UofL Physicians – Primary Care website today, or by calling 502-588-4343.

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Article by: Abby Devine, APRN, FNP-C

Abby Devine, APRN, FNP-C is a family nurse practitioner who specializes in family medicine, occupational health and primary care. She graduated from UofL School of Nursing in 2009 with her bachelor of science in nursing and then completed her master of science degree in 2012. She provides care for patients at UofL Physicians – Primary Care at 1707 Cedar Grove Road, Suite 10, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.

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