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Men’s Preventive Health

We help you stay well. Our men’s preventive health care includes health screenings and services that help you prevent or manage chronic conditions.

Medically reviewed on Nov. 30, 2023.

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Making Men’s Health a Priority

In today’s on the go world, it’s easy to overlook scheduling an annual physical exam. But even if you’re feeling great, it’s important to see your health care provider every year. Certain conditions like heart disease are preventable with proper care.

At UC Davis Health, our men’s health services include annual check-ups and preventive care. These services help detect early signs of high blood pressure, heart disease and other problems that don’t always cause symptoms. Our team of men’s health providers partner with you to help you enjoy a long and healthy life.

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Experts in Men’s Health

Our men’s health specialists recognize you have different disease risk factors than women. That’s why you’ll receive preventive care services from providers who understand your unique risk factors.

Comprehensive Patient Care

Our men’s health program offers a full range of services. We help protect your sexual health, heart health, mental health and more.

Specialized Services

At UC Davis Health, you have access to all the specialists you need. Our providers help you manage complex health issues and chronic conditions.


Types of Men’s Preventive Health Screenings

Men’s preventive health screenings include an annual physical exam and blood tests to check for signs of disease. It’s important to get preventive health screenings each year because certain conditions don’t always cause symptoms. Plus, some disease risk factors increase as you age.

Recommended Health Screenings for Men:

Blood Pressure Screenings

High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. High blood pressure in your 30s may also put you at risk for dementia later in life. Medications can lower blood pressure.

Sign up for high blood pressure classes
Cholesterol Screenings

A blood test measures how much cholesterol (waxy substance) is in your blood. High cholesterol can narrow your arteries and slow blood flow to your heart. You’re at risk for coronary artery disease, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol-lowering medications can help.

Diabetes Screenings

A blood test can detect diabetes (blood sugar that’s too high) and prediabetes (high blood sugar that’s not yet diabetes). People with prediabetes may be able to make health changes and take medications to prevent diabetes.

Meet our Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Infectious Disease Screenings

A blood test detects infectious diseases, such as hepatitis C, HIV and some sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are different medicines for these diseases.

Read about our Division of Infectious Diseases
Prostate Cancer Screenings

Prostate cancer screenings typically occur after age 50. You may start earlier if you have a family history of prostate cancer or other risk factors. Tests include digital rectal exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests.

Receive expert prostate cancer care

Preventive Health Services for Men

Our men’s preventive health services help you make healthy lifestyle changes. Our experts also help you prevent or manage chronic conditions.

Our men’s health services include:

Health Classes

Our online and in-person health classes help you make healthier lifestyle choices and manage chronic conditions.


During your physical exam, your care provider will make sure you’re up to date on your immunizations. The types of immunizations you need depend on your age and risk factors.

Nutrition Counseling

Registered dietitians at our Food and Nutrition Services help improve your diet. Nutrition counseling can be helpful if you need to lose weight or watch what you eat due to conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.

Smoking Cessation

Our Stop Tobacco Program (SToP) can help you quit tobacco and nicotine products. These products increase your risk of cancers, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions.

Why Men’s Preventive Health Care Matters

Men are more likely to develop certain conditions like heart disease at a younger age than women. They also tend to die younger. Preventive health care can help add years to your life.

  • Many conditions like high blood pressure are “silent,” meaning you don’t have symptoms.
  • Preventive health care can detect conditions early before they cause serious health problems.
  • Medications and lifestyle changes can reverse certain diseases or keep a condition from getting worse.
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