At any age, talk to your PCP if you have risk factors or symptoms. You may need to be tested earlier than the recommended age for some conditions. And remember, there are still immunizations that you need to receive:
- Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is needed every 10 years.
- Influenza vaccine (flu shot) should be received regularly.
- Pneumonia vaccine is needed for members 65 or older. If you are under 65 with medical problems, talk to your PCP.
- Adult Shingles vaccine is needed 1 per lifetime for members 60 or older.
Regular checkups are important to be healthy. Being active and eating well is important. Read these tips on how nutrition and exercise help your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Remember to eat good foods, be active, maintain a healthy weight, not smoke and drink alcohol in moderation (if at all).
You may not have any signs or symptoms of health problems. Getting a checkup each year can help catch problems early, before they become difficult to treat. Your health can change quickly. That’s why it’s important to schedule a checkup each year. Being active and eating well is important to staying healthy. It will help to control your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
You can call your primary care provider (PCP) to schedule a checkup. You don’t need a referral. If you need help to find a doctor/PCP, you can search online at Find a Provider or you can call Member Services.
Medicaid Member Services at 1-800-441-5501
Long Term Care Member Services at 1-844-645-7371
Florida Healthy Kids Member Services at 1-844-528-5815
CDC Men’s Health