What are preventive services? They are the visits you make to your doctor and tests you have done so you can stay healthy. Your doctor may be able to find a medical problem before you get sick.

Preventive health care is about keeping good health habits and making the right choices. Good habits include:

  • Exercise for at least 30-60 minutes on most days of week after your doctor gives the OK. See Healthy Exercise Habits
  • Control your weight and lower the amount of fat and cholesterol in your diet
  • Eat a well balanced diet. Go to
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco. See Quit Smoking Tips
  • Do not use street drugs or prescription drugs not prescribed to you
  • If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation
  • See your doctor yearly for checkups
  • See your dentist to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy
  • Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a car
  • Wear sunscreen and avoid excess sun exposure
  • Get your routine health screening

Preventive services are based on a person’s age and risk factors. You and your doctor can work together to plan how you can have a healthy lifestyle. You may decrease risk factors and prevent disease. You should have a physical exam every year. Don’t wait until you are sick to go to your doctor.

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