Medical screening tests are an important part of preventative care.

Screenings are medical tests that check for diseases. Screenings can help doctors find diseases early, when the diseases may be easier to treat.

Getting screening tests is one of the most important things you can do for your health. You may need to be screened for:

Some types of cancer
High blood pressure and cholesterol
Osteoporosis (weak bones)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
Hearing and vision loss