Preventive care

A definition of preventive care.

What you need to know

Preventive care is the process of performing diagnostic testing, physical exams, immunizations and prescription drug therapy to find and resolve potential health problems before they get worse. Some examples: mammograms, colonoscopies, vaccines. The federal government lists 18 tests and services that are considered preventive care, and depending on how your health insurance is set up, these likely will have no out of pocket costs for you.