Preventive Care

Definition - What does Preventive Care mean?

Preventive care refers to routine health care services meant to prevent sickness, disease, and other health-related issues from developing. Although health insurance policies may offer varying degrees of preventative care services, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 requires insurance plans to cover certain ones at no cost to the policyholder. Ideally, these check-ups, counseling, screenings, and more help the body maintain its health and reduce its vulnerability to disease and injuries.

Insuranceopedia explains Preventive Care

Examples of preventive care measures include regular checkups and screenings to ensure regular bodily functioning and catching any early developments of health issues. It also comprises meetings with professionals who can recommend diet and lifestyle choices to make a person healthier. Individuals can develop plans with health care providers for strategies to try to maintain a good state of health. Preventive care can also be helpful to prevent complications even if a disease already exists. For example, it can help prevent complications from diabetes.

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