June 12, 2015

Have a healthy summer with preventive care

Have a healthy summer with preventive care

The official first day of summer is right around the corner. As we enter a new season, it’s important to be proactive with your health. One simple way to manage your health is to practice preventive care.

Preventive services include:

  • screenings for things like cancer, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol and tobacco use
  • immunization vaccines like the flu shot and Tetanus vaccine
  • check-ups
  • patient counseling for alcohol misuse, tobacco use and diet

These services are used to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best.

Did you know that your Marketplace health care plan must cover a variety of preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance when you use a network provider? This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. Additional preventive services may be available for women and children.

Getting recommended preventive services and making healthy lifestyle choices are key steps to good health and well-being. Don’t take a summer break from your health – find out what preventive services you’re eligible for by contacting your health plan today.