What to know about preventive care at your annual checkup.
An annual checkup is a good way to help make sure everything checks out. With a network provider, your visit may come at no added cost.*
Heading to your annual checkup?
Checking in on your health and getting recommended preventive care may help paint a more accurate picture of your overall well-being — and that’s a good thing to know. Here’s what you might expect at your visit.
Guidelines for everyone
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s the best way to protect you and your family from the flu.1
Keeping your blood pressure in check is an important part of maintaining good health.1
Your BMI is an estimate of your body fat based on your height and weight. It provides a quick way to learn if you are at a healthy weight.2
Tests like a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, virtual colonoscopy and at-home test kits can be used to detect colon cancer early.1
Guidelines for women
A mammogram may help detect early signs of breast cancer in women.1
Pap smears may help detect early signs and symptoms of cervical cancer in women.1
Guidelines for people with diabetes
The American Diabetes Association. recommends an annual dilated eye exam with an eye care provider to look for problems caused by diabetes—even if you don’t have any symptoms.2
This blood test measures average blood sugar over a period of time and may help detect complications of diabetes.2
What’s the difference between preventive and diagnostic care?
Preventive care — including routine exams, screenings and immunizations — may help detect otherwise undetectable issues early, when health conditions are typically more treatable.1
Diagnostic care helps diagnose or treat symptoms or risk factors that are already present.
* Certain preventive care items and services, including immunizations, are provided as specified by applicable law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state law, with no cost-sharing to you. These services may be based on your age and other health factors. UnitedHealthcare also covers other routine services, where some plans may require copayments, coinsurance or deductibles for these benefits. Always review your plan documents to determine your specific coverage.
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