University of North Texas

Division of Student Affairs

Recommended Health Screenings

The following are important health examinations and screenings for men and the recommended schedules of when they should be done:

  • Skin screening - Self check monthly for changing moles, freckles, for early skin cancer.
  • Testicular self-exam - This should be done every month. Talk to your provider if you are concerned about results of self-exam.
  • Blood pressure - Every year unless otherwise indicated by provider.
  • STD screening - Men who are sexually active; should be checked for Syphilis, Chlamydia, rapid plasma reagin (RPR), and HIV every year, unless otherwise indicated by provider.
  • Physical exam - Every 3 years, unless indicated by provider.
  • Cholesterol screening - Every 5 years or as otherwise indicated by provider.
  • Tetanus (Td) Booster - Every 10 years; unless otherwise indicated by provider.
  • HPV (Gardasil) Vaccine - Recommended for 26 and younger; prevents 4 common HPV types; 2 that cause most genital warts and 2 that cause cancer. It protects against new HPV infections, it is not a cure for existing HPV infections or disease.  The vaccine is available at the SHWC and is a series of 3 injections. It is most effective when the second dose is given a month after the first dose and the third dose six months after the second dose.
  • Dental Cleanings and Exams - Go once or twice a month for an exam and cleaning. Your dentist will evaluate if you need more frequent visits.
  • Eye Exam - Have an eye exam every two years if you have vision problems. If you have diabetes, you should visit every year.
  • Breast self-exam- This should be done every month. Talk to your provider if you are concerned about results of self-exam.

STI Package (Cost $68)

This test package includes testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis. Students without symptoms can walk-in for this testing package. If a patient is experiencing symptoms of an STI, they are encouraged to make an appointment with a provider to determine the best testing options.