When to See a Doctor
It's important to take control of your health to prevent getting sick. The information below is designed to help you know when you and your family should see the doctor and schedule regular checkups.
Health Risk Assessment
When you enroll in AAHP you receive a Health Risk Assessment Survey form by mail. This survey measures general health indicators and identifies how our nurses may be able to help you by coordinating access to the appropriate services. In addition, the Health Risk Assessment Survey may help you understand your medical condition and how to stay as healthy and active as possible. Participation in the Health Risk Assessment Survey is voluntary and is available at no cost to you.
View and print out the Health Risk Assessment Survey.
Adults should see their doctor for well-care visits annually and/or when they are sick. It is important to get well-care screenings when you are not sick. A doctor's visit can include:
- Complete physical exam
- Blood pressure reading
- Cholesterol check
- Flu shot
- Pneumonia shot
Preventive screening for women
- Mammography - for women 40 or older, once every 1 to 2 years or as advised by your doctor
- Pap test - for women 18 to 64, every 3 years or as advised by your doctor
- Bone density test - women over 65 and women at risk who are under 65
Preventive screening for men
- PSA (screening for prostate cancer) - 40 and older (high-risk members) every year or as advised by your doctor; and 50 years and older - every year or as advised by your doctor
Preventive care for all adults
- Colorectal cancer screening - 50 years and older
- Colonoscopy - every 10 years
- Sigmoidoscopy - every 5 years
- Fecal occult blood test - every year
If you have a sudden health problem that is not an emergency, make sure you call your doctor first. If your doctor can't see you, or if you can't contact your doctor's office, contact our 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line by calling AAHP Member Services at the numbers below:
AAHP Member Services
(602) 824-3900 or (888) 864-1114
Seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm
Hearing Impaired Assistance
TTY/TDD (602) 824-3909 or (800) 489-1472
Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
or call (800) 842-4681 to access the Arizona Relay System
after hours, weekends and holidays.
We will arrange an appointment with another doctor or help you get care at an urgent care center.
H5985_246-2013 Pending CMS Approval