Checklist for the menopausal years

Women in their 50s and early 60s

One of the significant health milestones for women as we age, is menopause. While it is an undeniable and inevitable consequence of aging, it is all too common for women to feel in the dark about what to expect.

With a Welia Women’s Health provider by your side, you’ll have someone to guide you through this time of change, answering your questions, helping you set expectations and manage symptoms, and ensuring you manage increased risks for osteoporosis and heart disease. With a Welia provider in your corner, you’ll proactively manage challenges and pursue strategies that allow you to enjoy this stage of your life, whatever it holds for you.

For women with Medicare Part B insurance coverage, your no-cost annual wellness visit is an important step to help you focus on managing your overall health and preventing disease while providing a valuable opportunity to talk to your provider about your overall wellness. Breast and pelvic exams are covered every other year.

Ask your provider about the following during your annual exam.

   Complete check-up (every year)
   Family history 
   Healthy weight goals
   Nutrition and exercise goals
   Sleep goals
   Resting pulse and blood pressure
   Immunization to consider 

  • Flu
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-pertussis
  • Pneumococcal
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

   Non-prescription/OTC drug assessment
   Skin screening
   Tobacco cessation
   Diabetes screening
   Clinical breast exam
   Mental health/depression/anxiety

Review your age-specific preventive care checklist with your provider.

   Pap exam (every 1-5 years based on history and risk factors)
   Pelvic exam
   Menopause symptom management
   Hormone replacement
   STI screening and management
   Colorectal screening
   Bone health screening options
   Hepatitis C screening (if born between 1945-65)
   Urinary and fecal incontinence
   Advanced healthcare directive
   Eye exam
   Dental exam and cleaning