Women's Health Screenings
Women Ages 18-39
Blood Pressure Tests
- Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
- Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
- Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.
Cervical Cancer Screening
- Get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older.
- If you are 30 or older, you can get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years.
- Get tested for chlamydia yearly through age 24 if you are sexually active or pregnant.
- Age 25 and older, get tested for chlamydia if you are at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.
- Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
- Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.
- Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.
- Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.
- Get tested for HIV at least once.
- Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.
- All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.
- Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.
According to the Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services