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Health Recommendations for Women 65 and Beyond

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The road to long-term health begins with your primary care doctor, who oversees your preventive health screenings throughout your life. With your physician’s help, you can take proactive steps to prevent, delay and alleviate chronic illness like heart disease and diabetes.

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Partnering with a primary care and OB/GYN doctor is foundational to maintaining  good health now and in the decades to come. 

These recommendations are intended as a guide for women 65 and beyond who are of general good health to discuss with their physician.

Please call 1-800-247-9580 for a referral to a physician to discuss these recommendations.

Screenings and Vaccinations

You may also want to ask your doctor about screenings and vaccinations appropriate for adult women. These include: 

  • Dental exam
  • Hearing test
  • Vision test
  • Hepatitis C screening
  • Varicella vaccine (chicken pox)
  • Measles mumps and rubella vaccine
  • Tdap booster vaccine (tetanus)
  • Bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Diabetes screening
  • Lung cancer screening. Learn if you qualify >