Catch up on preventative care

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Don’t neglect important preventative health checks

While the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak, it was important to stay home. For you and your family, that may have meant you avoided some routine doctor’s visits. Now that restrictions are easing up, 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 CMH provider — and doing so helps keep you and your family healthy.

Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians; HealthCare.gov