Preventative care can help detect or prevent serious diseases and medical problems before they become more severe.
Q. What is the difference between preventative care and diagnostic care?
A. Diagnostic care helps diagnose or treat symptoms or risk factors that are already present while preventative care helps detect otherwise undetectable issues sooner when health conditions are typically more treatable.
Q. What are preventative care services?
A. Examples of preventative health services include:
- Annual check-up
- Flu shot
Q. Is preventative care free?
A. Most health plans are required by law to cover eligible preventative care services at 100%. This includes health insurance plans you get through your employer as well as those you may buy on your own through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Your doctor must be in-network in order to be fully covered.
Q. What are the benefits of preventative care?
A. Preventative care is intended to help you stay healthy. Regularly scheduled visits and tests allow your doctor to identify medical problems before they become major.
Q. How do you know what preventative care you need and when?
A. Our family medicine specialists at Heartland Regional Medical Group can help you coordinate what tests and shots are right for you. Things they may consider are family history, age, sex and current health status, among other things.