As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure. For example, cancer screenings are designed to catch potential issues early. Delaying preventive care can diminish the chance of addressing or mitigating serious health problems. And as we age, we may not know it’s time for a specific screening or where to get it.
To help you keep your health care on track, try this small step.
Small Step: Identify What Screenings and Vaccinations Are Right for You
Our text-based primary care partner 98point6® offers a list of thought-starters to consider before your next annual exam, as well as general guidelines to see if you’re overdue for any health screenings as you scroll down the page.Recommended Screenings by Age
In addition to screenings, the CDC recommends certain immunizations, depending on your age group and medical conditions, to help you maintain your health.Recommended Vaccination Schedule
These tips from Humana* may be useful when you’re ready to schedule your next appointment:
- Avoid Mondays — they’re generally the busiest day for most doctors.
- Ask for the first appointment of the day or the first appointment after lunch.
- Ask to receive any forms ahead of time — complete them in advance to help shorten your time spent in the office.
Humana’s “Understand Your Plan 2021 Retiree Coverage” booklet