North Valley Health Center is pleased to share with you the most recent Universal Recommendations for Preventative Care. Preventative care is important in both helping to prevent and to detect illnesses at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best.
Schedule an appointment with your primary care provider today to discuss your personal health maintenance plan by calling 218-745-4211.
|Childhood Obesity||BMI||Screening||Age 6 and over||Both|
|Amblyopia or its risk factors||Vision Screening||One-time screening||Between 3-5||Both|
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm||Abdominal Ultrasound
AAA for Medicare Only
|One-time screening||Between 65-75||Men|
|Abnormal Blood Sugar||Fasting Blood Sugar||All adults at least once. Annually if risk factors for diabetes present.||Between 40-70||Both|
|Hepatitis||Hepatitis C Screening||One-time screening||Born between 1945 and 1965||Both|
|High Blood Pressure||Blood Pressure||All adults at least once. Annually if risk factors for hypertension present.||Age 18 or older||Both|
|HIV||HIV Screening||One-time screening||Age 15-65, and if at increased risk||Both|
|Lung Cancer||Low-dose CT of the lungs||Yearly||Age 55-80 hx of smoking||Both|
|Osteoporosis||Dexa Scan||At least one-time screening||Age 65 or older, or younger if at increased risk||Women|
|Colorectal Cancer||Discuss with your primary provider||Discuss with your primary provider||Age 50-75||Both|
|Breast Cancer||Mammogram Screening||Every 1-2 years||Age 50-74||Women|
|Cervical Cancer||Pap Smear||Every 3 years
Every 5 years
We also encourage you to make use of the MyNVHCCChart, our patient portal. It is a great way to view your medical information, view letters from your provider, request appointments, and send/receive messages with your provider on line. If you do not have a patient portal account, we encourage you to set up an account. To get information on how to do this, please contact the receptionist at NVHC at 218-745-4211 or call the NVHC HIM department at 218-745-3229.