Catch up on preventive care
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, many people put off in-person doctor visits in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. For you and your family, that may have meant avoiding some routine care. But now it’s time to catch up on any preventive health services you missed.
A good way to stay healthy
Preventive care includes screening tests, vaccines and wellness checkups that help you stay healthy.
It includes things like:
- Mammograms and Pap tests for women.
- Screenings for heart disease and cancer.
- Childhood vaccines and well-child visits.
- Flu and pneumonia shots.
- Routine checkups where you can get advice about diet, exercise and safety.
Most health plans cover preventive care services like these. So don’t put them off. It’s safe to visit your doctor again—and doing so helps keep you and your family healthy.
Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians; HealthCare.gov