Guidelines for Men

Check the guidelines listed here to find out about important screening tests for men. Keep in mind that these are guidelines only. Your doctor or nurse will personalize the timing of the screening tests you need based on many factors. Ask your doctor or nurse if you don’t understand why a certain test is recommended for you. Check with your insurance plan to find out which tests are covered.

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover many of the preventive services for men without charging you a co-payment or co-insurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.

Get regular checkups

Your doctor or nurse can help you stay healthy. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need to be seen for a routine checkup. Use this time to bring up any health concerns or questions you have. Make sure to ask about:

  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Depression
  • Weight

The following are just some of the other heath screening tests you and your physician may consider:

Blood Pressure Test

Cholesterol Test

Diabetes Screening

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Syphilis Screening

Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease

HIV screening for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk

Immunization vaccines for adults–doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Influenza (Flu Shot)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
  • Varicella

Obesity screening and counseling for all adults

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk

Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users