Use this handy calculator to find out what preventive tests you need at your age.
Answer five simple questions online and get a list of screenings and medical counseling recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), along with information about the preventive service recommendation.
Enter your age, sex, whether you are pregnant, use tobacco, or are sexually active. Click on get recommendations for your personal preventive services profile.
In addition to recommended preventive services, which the USPSTF has given either an “A” or “B” rating, services that are not recommended are listed, which may help you make better healthcare choices with your doctor.
There is also a list of “I” recommendations for people with your profile for which the USPSTF is uncertain because they believe there is not enough information about risks and benefits for that preventive service.
As part of the new healthcare legislation, beginning in September 2010, new health insurance plans or existing plans that make substantial changes to their coverage will be required to cover all preventive health services that have an A or B recommendation from the USPSTF without any cost sharing (copays or deductibles).
Medicare must begin coverage of recommended tests for all enrollees on January 1, 2011 without cost sharing.