Screening Tests



For more information on health screenings available at Jupiter Medical Center, please call Gail Cooper Parks, RN, Patient Health Navigator, at (561) 263-4437.

Preventive health screenings are an affordable and effective way to identify hidden disease risk. In the evolving field of healthcare, it’s important to know what screenings are offered, how often to get them and the associated cost. For many people, getting screened is the first step in early intervention to prevent potential health events later in their lives. It helps people understand their risks so that they can consult with their physician and take the right steps toward a healthier future.

Early detection of the risk factors for certain health problems can lead to lower disease rates and reduced employer healthcare costs. Jupiter Medical Center offers the following preventive health screenings:
 

Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA)
A non-invasive heart-imaging test for determining whether fatty deposits or calcium deposits have built up in the coronary arteries – thus, screening for heart disease. This screening is not covered by insurance. Cost is $328, and includes the radiologist’s interpretation.

 

 



 

Colonoscopy – Involves the use of a special scope used to find, evaluate and treat abnormalities in the colon. A colonoscopy is a primary method physicians use to screen for and prevent colon cancer. American Cancer Society screening guidelines recommend beginning at age 50 for both men and women, and repeating every ten years. This screening is covered by insurance, but a physician prescription is required.

 



 

CT Lung Screening – A CT scan of the lungs for detection of any diseases of the chest and lung. National Lung Screening Trial guidelines include: current or former heavy smokers; 55 to 75 years old; less than 15 years since quitting; and no signs, symptoms or a personal history of cancer. This screening is not covered by insurance. Cost is $99, and includes consultation with the radiologist, the exam and radiologist’s interpretation, and a consultation with the thoracic surgeon (if needed).
 

 

Mammogram – An x-ray exam of the breast that is used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Jupiter Medical Center follows American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection of breast cancer, which state yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. This screening is covered by insurance. No physician prescription is necessary; you may self-refer.

 



 

Vascular Screening – Ultrasound screening of the arteries to detect the risk for stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and peripheral arterial disease. Cost is $180 for the screening package, and includes the radiologist’s interpretation. AAA screening exams are covered by Medicare for patients who meet certain criteria.

 

 

Osteoporosis Screening – Bone mineral density testing (specifically a densitometry or DEXA scan) measures how much bone you have. A physician uses this test to predict the risk for future bone fractures. This screening is recommended for women over the age of 60 depending on certain risk factors. This screening is covered by insurance, but a physician prescription is required.
 


Health screenings are the key to preventing more serious health problems later. It’s important to speak to your physician about what screenings are appropriate for you and your family. For a complete listing of healthcare preventive services for men, women and children, visit:

https://www.healthcare.gov/what-are-my-preventive-care-benefits/.