“What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” That old saying may be true for some things in life, but not when it comes to your health.
Regular health screening shows you and your doctor the current status of your health and may identify a problem early on. Early detection can improve treatment outcomes for many patients. Your family doctor and healthcare
team at the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network (PCN) want to help you prevent illness and achieve your ideal health. We feel routine health screening is one of the best ways to do that.
Some screening tests should be done every year while others are needed less often. The following list provides general information about how often and at what age you should be screened. Your healthcare team may recommend you be screened more frequently or may offer additional tests depending on your health and medical history. If you haven’t seen your doctor recently, now would be a good time to schedule a checkup. Don’t have a family doctor? Our website has a list of clinics accepting new patients.
Chart adapted from Alberta Screening and Prevention patient handout (topalbertadoctors.org/asap).