You change your oil and rotate your tires. All to make sure your car runs smoothly. Why treat your health differently?
Life is busy, but getting routine preventive care is worth the time. Even if you don’t have symptoms, regular health screenings are important. They find and stop health issues early, when treatment is most effective. Preventive care includes routine checkups, screenings and counseling.
And here’s some good news: most health plans cover preventive care at 100 percent. That means you don’t pay out-of-pocket costs when you go to a clinic in your plan’s network. This includes:
• Breast, cervical and colon cancer screenings
• Blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol tests
• Alcohol, tobacco and weight screenings
• Routine pre-and post-natal care
• Well-child visits
Wondering what care you need?
Talk to your doctor. Your family’s health history may affect what care you need. To see general recommendations for screenings and immunizations, visit healthpartners.com/preventive and enter your age and gender. These recommendations are based on info from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement.
Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor to get the care you need to stay healthy for years to come. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, log on to your myHealthPartners account at healthpartners.com to search for one. You can also download the myHP mobile app to search for care on your smart phone.