OSF St. Joseph Medical Center

Women Ages 60 and Above

OSF Women’s Services has put together checklist suggestions for women ages 60 and above. When making your checklist, you should consult your doctor because each checklist will depend on your family history and lifestyle.

Although no two checklists will be alike, it is always important to have a list of your current medications.

You should also know the immunizations you and your family have received and make sure your current doctor’s office has a record of them.

If they do not, you can contact their local health department for guidance.

Suggested Checklist

  • Eye and Ear Health: Every one to two years
  • Hearing Screening: Every three years 
  • Blood Glucose: Every three years 
  • Pelvic Exam: Every year 
  • Mammogram: Every year 
  • Colonoscopy: Every 10 years
  • Bone Mineral Density Test
  • Blood Pressure Test: Every two years
  • Cholesterol Screening: Every three to five years
  • Physical Exam: Every year
  • Pap Test: Every three years until age 65 – After age 65, consult your provider
  • Bone Mineral Density Test

Questions about your checklist?

Please contact your primary care provider.