Preventative Health Guidelines
At Ascension St Vincent’s we strive to provide comprehensive medical care to our patients. This includes preventative health care services such as screenings and immunizations to help keep our patients healthy.
Listed below are the preventive services and immunizations we provide for our patients here at Ascension St Vincent’s. We determine these services based on the most up to date recommendations from national panels of experts in preventative care. If you would like further breakdown of these recommended preventative services please follow the links below.
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Cervical Cancer screening
- Chlamydia Screening
- Colorectal Cancer screening
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Lung Cancer screening
- Tobacco Cessation
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Domestic Abuse Counseling
- Hypertension Screening
- Obesity Screening
- Diabetes Screening
- Lipid Screening
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
- HIV screening
- Hepatitis B Screening
- Hepatitis C Screening
At Ascension St Vincent’s we use the recommendations of the USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force) to determine the preventative services needed for our patients. This is a national independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that reviews clinical research to assess the value of preventive services. These recommendations are categorized by age and gender and are given grades according to how strongly they are supported by clinical research.
- Grade A and Grade B services are recommended.
- Grade C are not routinely recommended, but may be appropriate for some people.
- Grade D services are NOT recommended because possible harms are deemed to outweigh benefits.
As a reminder these guidelines are for asymptomatic patients. Symptomatic patients would be evaluated as appropriate. Patient identified at increased risk may need a different screening scheduled as determined by their treating physician.
For a copy of the guidelines of preventative services recommended by the USPSTF, please follow the link below.
- Whooping cough
Similarly at Ascension St Vincent’s we use the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control(CDC) for immunizations needed for patients. Click below for a copy of the current recommended immunizations schedule by age for patients.