Stay healthy with preventive care

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Did you know I wrote that?

Know which preventive health care services are covered

Because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, most health plans, including Health Tradition, cover the following preventive care services:

  • Routine (annual) preventive exams
  • Well-woman gynecological exams
  • Well-baby and child exams
  • Adult immunizations
  • Child immunizations
  • Routine vision exams
  • Routine hearing exams
  • Age- and gender-appropriate preventive screenings
It’s important to remember the annual physical is prevention focused, not treatment focused. If new health problems are introduced during the exam, you may see those items listed separately on your clinic bill.

Early detection saves lives

Watch real-life stories of hope

As part of Health Tradition Health Plan’s commitment to preventive care, age-appropriate preventive screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies are covered at 100%. See these heartwarming accounts of how early screenings saved lives. Then talk to your primary care provider about which screenings you should schedule.

Mayo Clinic Health System, Health Tradition Health Plan and WKBT-TV sponsored a contest asking for stories that would inspire others regarding the importance of screening and early cancer detection. The response was truly inspiring. View the first and second place stories here.

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Preventive screenings

Breast cancer
Yearly mammograms are recommended for women starting at age 40*

Colorectal cancer
Beginning at age 50, men and women should begin recommended screenings*

Prostate cancer
Men age 50 and older should have a discussion with their provider about the pros and cons of testing*

Cervical cancer
Regular pap tests are an important preventive tool for women. Discuss a schedule with your provider*

*These are general guidelines. Other factors may affect how early or often your provider recommends screening.

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