Health Program

 Check-Up Schedule

Vaccines to prevent diseases

Tetanus

Recall every ten years (after making sure that the three first shots were administered).

Hepatitis B

3 shots. The second shot is administered one month or two following the first and the last one after 2 to 4 months.

Rubella

One shot if no immunity. Women, in childbearing period, should consult their physician (if planning to get pregnant, the shot must be administered before two months, preferably before marriage).

Influenza

Yearly after the age of 50, especially if you work in the healthcare sector, in an infirmary or a nursery.

Pneumococcal

Once at the age of 65, if not administered before, to chronic smokers.


Care and periodical check ups

Clinical exam and healthcare advice

Yearly

Weight watch

Periodically

Dental check up

Yearly

Hearing check up

Periodically after 65.

Eyes check up

Every 3 to 5 years for people with no vision troubles. Should be more frequent after the age of 50.

Periodically after 65.


Tests for the early diagnosis of diseases and for health status

Measuring the blood tension

Yearly

Cholesterol test (HDL, LDL, triglycerides)

  • At the age of 35 for men. Then every 5 years.

  • At the age of 45 for women. Then every 5 years.

  • Before this age if there is a genetic factor.

Diabetes test

Periodically for those prone to diabetes (genetically, obesity, pregnancy diabetes).


Tests for the early diagnosis of cancer

Skin self-examination

Monthly

Occult blood in feces (3 consecutive days)

At the age of 50. Then, yearly in the absence of a sigmoidoscopy

Rectal exam

At the age of 50. Then every 3-5 years.

Sigmoidoscopy

At the age of 50. Then every 3-5 years (or after 10 years in the event of a colonoscopy).

For men only:

Testicular self-examination

Monthly

For women only:

Breast self-examination

Monthly, right after the childbearing period

For women only:

Breast exam by a health professional

Yearly

For women only:

Mammography

Every year or two after 40. Before if there is a heredity factor. Consult your doctor at the age of 70

For women only:

Pap smear

Yearly for women sexually active (after three negative results for three consecutive years