Preventive care can often be something that people brush aside, whether it’s because they don’t see the need for it at the moment or because they don’t want to spend the time or money. The importance of preventive care, however, is that it can often catch problems before they become an actual problem—potentially saving you both time and money in the long run.
Not only does Medicare cover a variety of preventive services, but there are also a number of free resources available that can help cover the costs associated with preventative care. Population Health makes it easy for you to access these services in your area.
What is preventive care?
Preventive care is routine healthcare intended to detect and prevent serious illnesses. This includes services such as screenings, immunizations, counseling and education to help prevent or lessen the effects of potentially serious health conditions.
Examples of Preventive Care Services
Most steps to take care of your health and wellbeing can be considered preventative care, but some of the most common examples include:
- Annual check ups
- Cancer screenings
- Blood pressure tests
- Diabetes screenings
- Cholesterol tests
Benefits of Preventive Care Services
Preventative care can not only help save you time and money in the long run, but taking care of your health and wellbeing ensures you’re leading a healthier, happier life. Some of the biggest benefits of preventative care services include:
- No cost: Preventive care services are typically covered under Medicare Part B. Additionally, there are often free and reduced cost resources that can make it easier to schedule, get to, and pay for any appointments.
- Early detection: If a doctor detects the early stages of an illness during a preventive care screening, you’ll likely have more success with treatment and can reduce the risk of the illness becoming more severe.
- Avoid high medical expenses: Early detection of an illness can often reduce the cost of future treatment drastically.
Population Health Can Help Connect You with Preventive Care Services Available to You
There are likely a variety of free resources and benefits available to you, including preventive care services. A Population Health membership makes it easy to access these resources and benefits, helping you save time, money and improve your health—all in one place.