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Health Screenings: A Good Catch

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Regular health screenings at Tidelands Health are your chance to make a good catch – for better health.

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Ready to get your screening scheduled? Call 843-701-5532 to schedule your screening today. 

The right preventive care at every stage of life helps you stay healthy and avoid or delay the onset of disease. Plus, when you catch a condition early, it’s most treatable.

Don’t know what screenings you should receive and at what age? Talk to your health care provider and use this guide to help you determine what health screenings you should include in your plan for better health.

Health Screening Guidelines for Your Family

Infants - birth to age 2

Children - ages 2 to 18

Women - 18 to 39

Men - 18 to 39

Women - 40 to 49

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Men - 40 to 49

Women - 50 to 64

Men - 50 to 64

Women - 65+

Men - 65+


Colon cancer is a leading cause of death in the U.S., and one out of every three people is not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. Tidelands Health offers direct scheduling for screening colonoscopies. No referral is needed, so you can schedule your screening colonoscopy to fit your busy life. To schedule, please call 843-701-5532.


Identifying breast cancer early improves your odds of a good outcome. Tidelands Health imaging specialists use precision imaging techniques for mammograms, including 3-D mammography. To schedule a screening mammogram, please call 843-701-5532.

Lung cancer

Early detection of lung cancer saves lives. Low-dose computed tomography – or CT – screening is the only recommended lung cancer screening test for people at high risk of the disease. Medicare and most insurance plans cover this screening test. A physician referral is required for lung cancer screening at Tidelands Health.

Bone density

A bone-density test is a way to measure the strength of your bones. The test, called a DEXA scan, can determine if you have osteoporosis — a disorder characterized by bones that are more fragile and more likely to break. Talk with your family doctor about a bone density test.

Heart Scan

About 735,000 people in the United States will have a heart attack this year. More than 100,000 of them will die. Understand your risk for heart disease with Heart Scan coronary artery calcium scoring. Heart Scan is a quick, painless and non-invasive test that measures the amount of atherosclerotic plaque buildup in the coronary vessels. The cost for Heart Scan is $150, and a physician referral is required. Please note some insurance plans do not cover the cost of this screening test.

Pap smear

A Pap smear, also called a Pap test, is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. This routine procedure tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on a woman’s cervix. Talk to your Tidelands Health provider about regular Pap test screening.


There are two blood tests to diagnose diabetes – an A1C test or a fasting glucose test. These tests can help you know if you have prediabetes or diabetes. The sooner you know about diabetes or prediabetes, the sooner you can take action to improve your health. Talk to your Tidelands Health provider about blood testing for diabetes and prediabetes.


A cholesterol test is a blood test that measures the amount of each type of cholesterol and certain fats in your blood. Too much LDL cholesterol in your blood may put you at risk for heart disease and other serious conditions. Talk to your Tidelands Health provider about regular cholesterol testing.


Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common and treatable condition in adults that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke. The best way to determine if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure regularly checked by a health care provider.

Skin Cancer

Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It’s important to regularly check your skin for changes and report any unusual moles or changes in your skin to your doctor. If a skin cancer screening is recommended, a provider checks the skin for moles, birthmarks or other pigmented areas that look abnormal in color, size, shape or texture.


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States -- about one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Early detection can be a lifesaver. The American Urological Association says men aged 55-69 should consider PSA-based prostate cancer screening.