No matter if you have the “Rolls Royce” in health-care coverage or a “bare bones” plan you are entitled to various Florida Preventative Care access.
This type of care can include a range of services such as diabetes and blood pressure screenings as well as access to a yearly physical and certain immunizations such as a flu shot. For women, breast cancer screenings should also be included.
These preventive types of measures can be very effective in the detection and prevention of serious diseases and medical problems. Regularly scheduled visits and tests allow your physician to detect any medical issues before they potentially become major and even lead to death.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked
- Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
- Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer for adults 50 to 59 years with a high cardiovascular risk
- Blood pressure screening
- Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk
- Colorectal cancer screening for adults 45 to 75
- Depression screening
- Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese
- Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease
- Falls prevention (with exercise or physical therapy and vitamin D use) for adults 65 years and over, living in a community setting
- Hepatitis B screening for people at high risk, including people from countries with 2% or more Hepatitis B prevalence, and U.S.-born people not vaccinated as infants and with at least one parent born in a region with 8% or more Hepatitis B prevalence.
- Hepatitis C screening for adults age 18 to 79 years
- HIV screening for everyone age 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk
- PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) HIV prevention medication for HIV-negative adults at high risk for getting HIV through sex or injection drug use
- Immunizations for adults — doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:
- Lung cancer screening for adults 50 to 80 at high risk for lung cancer because they’re heavy smokers or have quit in the past 15 years
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk
- Statin preventive medication for adults 40 to 75 at high risk
- Syphilis screening for adults at higher risk
- Tobacco use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users
- Tuberculosis screening for certain adults without symptoms at high risk
Your primary care physician can help you coordinate which tests are right for you and your family. Considerations could include family history, age, gender, and current health status.
Don’t not take advantage of this added feature to health insurance. It will only be beneficial to both your short and long-term health.
For additional questions on Florida Preventative Care that is included with your health coverage contact us at Florida Healthcare Insurance by calling 954-282-6891 or visiting https://floridahealthcareinsurance.com/