What is preventive care?
Preventive medical care is focused on preventing disease or illness. Far too many people only come to see their doctor after an issue arises. Very often, a more proactive approach could have avoided the problem entirely.
Taking a preventive approach can also reduce your health care expenses over time. Treatment can be easier, more effective, and less expensive when you’re able to catch medical issues in the early stages. These visits also give your doctor a chance to track changes over time and make personalized suggestions on how you can improve your overall health.
What are some services included in preventive care?
Preventive care services are tailored to your specific set of needs. Some of the services that might be provided in a preventive visit to AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care of Arlington include:
You’ll also discuss your personal and family health history with your doctor. Many medical problems have a genetic component, and knowing your personal risk level allows you to make changes to support your overall health.
Your doctor can advise you on ways to incorporate healthy changes into your daily lifestyle. You’ll have support and guidance every step of the way, and a resource you can turn to with any health-related questions or concerns.
If a preventive health visit reveals signs of a health problem, your doctor can advise you on how to proceed. You might need more in-depth screenings to determine the extent of your condition. Once a diagnosis is reached, you and your doctor discuss treatment options.
Are preventive care visits expensive?
You should never let concerns over cost prevent you from getting the care you need to stay healthy. However, preventive care is included in most insurance plans and will cost you nothing. If you’re unsure about your coverage, a member of the AllCare administrative staff can help you find answers.
For those who don’t have health insurance, preventive care visits are affordable. Call to speak with a staff member about payment options and reduced rates for self-pay patients.
Nothing is more valuable than your health. Schedule your preventive health exam today by calling AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care of Arlington or using the online booking feature.