Most health plans cover preventive care services.
You may not know it but most health plans give you access to preventive care services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. These health services are free and delivered by a physician or other provider in your plan’s network.
What exactly is preventive care?
This includes health services like doctor visits, screenings, vaccinations and patient counseling. These are essential in preventing diseases, illnesses and other health problems through early detection, immunization and constant monitoring of one’s well-being. Moreover, having preventive services is the best way to stay healthy and get rid of medical emergencies and financial strain due to unexpected health issues.
Here’s a list of several preventive care services available for adults:
- Immunization vaccines
- Cholesterol screening
- Blood pressure screening
- Diabetes (Type 2) screening
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
- Hepatitis B screening
- Hepatitis C screening
- HIV screening
- Depression screening
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Lung cancer screening
- Tuberculosis screening
These are services you might want to utilize most especially because these are offered for free by most health plans. Always remember that prevention is always better than cure. Furthermore, to learn about other preventive services covered, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site.
Ask your local insurance agent about Free Preventive Care Services.
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