CDC Prevention Checklist – Preventive Care: Everyone needs an ounce of prevention.
Preventive health care can help you stay healthier throughout your life. For many people, certain preventive health care is now free, with no copays or deductibles. Learn about the preventive care that you and your loved ones need and ask your healthcare provider what health care you need to stay healthy.
What is preventive care?
Preventive care includes health services like screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling that are used to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. Getting recommended preventive services and making healthy lifestyle choices are key steps to good health and well-being.
Child Preventive Services
A recent CDC report indicates that millions of infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. did not receive selected clinical preventive services. Increased use of preventive services could improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents and promote healthy lifestyles that will enable them to achieve their full potential.
Visit cdc.gov/prevention for recommendations for adults, children, women and pregnant women.