Preventive care might be something that you’ve heard about from your doctor, or seen in pieces of mail from your insurance company. But what is preventive healthcare, and what’s included? There’s plenty of confusion surrounding this topic – what qualifies and what doesn’t qualify as preventive health – and this article will outline what you need to know.
Preventive health is the steps that you take before you get sick in order to make sure that you stay healthy. But why would you go to the doctor when you’re already healthy? Well, to make sure that you stay that way – and therefore lower your healthcare costs.
Immunizations are considered a part of preventive health because they can protect you and those around you from diseases like tetanus, measles, chicken pox, the flu, and COVID-19.
Preventive care isn’t just immunizations, though. It’s also used to help identify health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers in the early stages when they are most treatable. If you tackle these health issues before they have a chance to progress, it prevents you from developing other health conditions on top of them.
Here are some examples of what qualifies as preventive care:
An important benefit of preventive care is the fact that most don’t cost you anything, as many are folded into what you already pay for your health insurance. Many health plans are required by law to cover preventive services at 100%. As long as you find a doctor who is covered by your plan, you will most likely pay nothing.
Our services include preventive health measures such as physicals, hypertension monitoring, and a communication service for patients to learn the best preventative health practices for themselves.