Preventive health care is essential to living a healthier life.

Regular checkups / screenings are key, and many are covered by your health plan.

A couple of ways we can care for our health is to get our annual checkup with our primary care provider, get a flu shot and stay active.

Men and women have different recommended health screenings, and the kinds of screenings vary by age.

Men's Health

Preventive health is important for men of all ages. Regular checkups / screenings are key to a healthy lifestyle. Here are some helpful tips for how you or the man in your life can stay healthy.

Important Health Screenings For Men

  • Visit your doctor or nurse regularly for a health checkup. They may do additional tests or screenings based on your age and health. Below is a table that shows the standard screenings and immunizations for men –
Ages: 18 – 34 35   44 45 – 49 50 – 64 65+
Screenings for blood pressure, fasting glucose, cholesterol and weight ratio Body Mass Index (BMI) X X X X X
Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy(every 10 years)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years)
  • FOBT (stool test) (annually)
  • gFOBT (annually)
  • iFOBT (annually)
   X X
Dental Exam (annually) X X X X X
Eye Exam (2 years) X X X X X
Flu Vaccination (annually) X X X X X
Office Visit with doctor or nurse X X X X X
Pneumonia Vaccination (once)     X
  • BMI (body mass index) screening  
  • Review of immunizations        
  • Blood pressure check

Other screenings to be done regularly –    

  • STI (sexually transmitted infection)

Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse      

When you visit you doctor or nurse, be sure to review the following subjects –

  • Weight
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Diabetes: Blood glucose test
  • Depression
  • Thyroid (TSH) testing
  • Skin and mole exam

Also, check out the Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Review a full list of screenings that your doctor or nurse may request for you.

Top 10 Threats to Men's Health*

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Unintentional injuries
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  5. Stroke
  6. Diabetes
  7. Suicide
  8. Influenza and pneumonia
  9. Alzheimer's disease
  10. Chronic liver disease

*Source:
http://www.cdc.gov/
men/lcod/2013/index.htm

Immunizations For Men

Talk with your doctor or nurse to make sure you’re up to date on these immunizations –

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Zoster (Shingles)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
  • Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
  • Other immunizations may be suggested depending on your health

Make sure to check the CDC's website for the latest information.


Questions?

Get in touch with Quartz Customer Service by sending a secured message through MyChart.

Women's Health

Women can take a few simple steps to help achieve a longer, healthier and happier life. Quartz’s goal is to help women improve their health and wellness and lower their risk of illness.

Women need different types of care throughout their lives. Below is some information that can help –

Important Health Screenings for Women

Visit your doctor or nurse regularly for a health checkup. They may do different tests or screenings based on your age and health. Below is a table that illustrates the standard screenings and immunizations for women.

Ages: 18 – 2021 – 2526 – 44 45 – 49 50 – 64 65+
Screenings for blood pressure, fasting glucose, cholesterol and weight ratio Body Mass Index (BMI) X XX X X X
 Chlamydia Screening (annually)XX    
Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy (every 10 years)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years)
  • FOBT (stool test) (annually)
  • gFOBT (annually)
  • iFOBT (annually)
    X X
Dental Exam (annually) X XX X X X
Eye Exam (2 years) X XX X X X
Flu Vaccination (annually) X XX X X X
Mammogram (1 - 2 years)    XX
Office Visit with doctor or nurse X XX X X X
Pap Test (annually until 3 negative exams, then 2 - 3 years) XXXX
Pneumonia Vaccination (once)      X

Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

When you visit you doctor or nurse, be sure to review the following subjects  ̶

  • Weight  
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Diabetes: Blood glucose test
  • Depression
  • Thyroid (TSH) testing
  • Skin and mole exam
  • Bone health: Bone mineral density test (starting at age 50)

Heart and Circulation Health

  • Blood pressure test: At every clinic visit
  • Cholesterol test: Start at age 20
  • Screening for Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes – Every three years beginning at age 45, or sooner, if symptoms or risk factors indicate

Healthy Pregnancy

Are you pregnant or planning to get pregnant? If so, we want to help you have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Preparing for pregnancy? Talk to your doctor or nurse before you become pregnant.
  • Already pregnant? The 9 Months & MoreSM program helps mothers-to-be and new moms. The program helps new moms until the baby is two months old. This program is available to all Quartz members who are currently pregnant.

Postpartum Checkup – BadgerCare Plus Members complete your Postpartum Checkup and earn a $15 gift. Non-BadgerCare Plus members are not eligible to earn the $15 gift.

Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is an important part of enjoying life. In 2018, the Quartz Well* program rewards you with points towards rewards for preventive exams, working out or even taking classes about healthy living.

For more information about these rewards, visit the Quartz Well* portal.


Questions?

Get in touch with Quartz Customer Service by sending a secured message through MyChart.


*

The Quartz Well reward program is not available to all members. Please check your Member Packet or call customer service to verify eligibility. Badgercare Plus members are not eligible for QuartzWell.
Subscribers age 18 and older can earn $100 for single plans. Family plans offer $100 for the subscriber and $100 for the subscriber's spouse (or domestic partner).
Due to overlap with the Well Wisconsin Program, the Quartz Well reward program is not available to State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program members.