Universal Recommendations for Preventative Care

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
Age 21-29
Age 30-65


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.

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