Preventive Health Exams in North Carolina & South Carolina
First Care Medical Clinic provides preventive health exams and services to patients of all ages. Walk-in today at a location near you. We serve Charlotte NC, Albemarle, Charlotte (Plaza), Charlotte Nations Ford, Gastonia, Monroe & Rock Hill, SC. Walk-in today!
First Care Medical Clinic is proud to offer preventative health exams performed in our office. If you are interested in learning more about preventive care and how it can benefit you, contact the First Care medical team today.
What is Preventive Healthcare?
The only way to guarantee good health is to prevent sickness and disease. Although it is difficult to avoid every germ or disease causing organism, there are measures you can take to prevent illness. These measures, called preventive care, are in place to either deter illness from occurring, or for early detection of certain diseases and cancers.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 100,000 lives can be saved each year through preventive health exams. You could be one of the thousands who prevents an illness with the help of preventative measures.
Preventive Measures Include:
- Health screenings
- Patient counseling
Why Should I Receive a Preventive Health Exam?
It is good practice to receive a “check-up” routinely, even if you are not experiencing health issues. Your doctor will perform bloodwork and a physical exam to make sure that there are no hidden health concerns.
If you have a family history of certain conditions, such as high blood pressure or cancer, preventive health exams should be completed on a regular basis. Early detection is key when it comes to certain health problems, so it is important to take preventive measures to stay healthy.
Will My Insurance Cover My Preventive Health Exam?
Preventive health exams is a benefit that is covered by most insurance companies, depending upon the service rendered. Usually, routine shots, such as flu and TDAP, as well as screening tests can be provided with no cost to you.
Preventative Services Approved By Most Major Insurance Companies:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm one-time screening
- Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
- Aspirin use
- Blood pressure screening
- Cholesterol screening
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Depression screening
- Diabetes (Type 2) screening
- Diet counseling
- Hepatitis B screening
- Hepatitis C screening
- HIV screening
- Immunization vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Herpes Zoster
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (flu shot)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Lung cancer screening
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling
- Syphilis screening
- Tobacco Use Screening
The preventive screenings above are recommended for adults. Certain conditions may apply to be eligible for screenings and may differ depending on age and gender. For more information on the screenings listed above, contact First Care Medical Clinic or your insurance provider.
Don’t Wait, Schedule a Preventive Health Exam Today!
If you have been putting off your routine physical, don’t want any longer. Visit one of First Care’s six convenient locations for a preventive health exam. To request an appointment online.