Make Prevention Your Top Health Care Priority

Preventive care is critical to your overall health. From your annual wellness exam to routine immunizations and screenings, preventive care helps identify potential health problems and preventable issues early on so you can take action to keep them from becoming serious or chronic conditions.

Receiving preventive care is quick and painless. And most often, it’s covered at 100% by your health plan—meaning you don’t have to pay a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or have an annual limit. Yet, many people ignore preventive care altogether and only visit their health care provider when they experience an injury or an illness.

Common Preventive Services:

  • Annual wellness exam
  • Breast cancer screening (breast exams and mammograms)
  • Cervical cancer screening (pap tests)
  • Colorectal cancer screening (colonoscopies)
  • Depression screening
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol tests
  • Immunization vaccines
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Type 2 diabetes screening

Learn more about the difference between a preventive or problem office visit.

If you fall into that category, we’re here to help you focus on making your preventive care a top priority. We want you to be your healthiest self and live your best life. That’s why we do everything possible to make your preventive care as quick and convenient as possible—from scheduling appointments online to receiving test and screening results directly in your Froedtert & MCW MyChart account.

Why Do I Need Preventative Care?

If you’re still on the fence about how important preventive care is, think of it this way—would you drive your vehicle without ever changing the oil or performing routine maintenance like replacing tires, brakes and fluids? Or what if your check engine light came on? More often than not, that means there’s an issue that needs to be attended to. You may be able to ignore it for a while, but eventually, it’ll catch up with you, usually at the most inconvenient time and place. And, it’ll typically cost you a lot more than if you’d dealt with it upfront.

The same goes for your health care.

So instead of playing the “what if” game, make the commitment to be proactive and visit HFM for all of your preventive care needs. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the right care, and we’re only a click or a call away to get started. And don’t worry—if you don’t know what preventive care you might need, we can provide recommendations based on your age, gender and family history.

Schedule your annual wellness exam today.

It’s worth your while, good for your health—and could end up saving your life. Start by scheduling your annual wellness exam. Call us at 920-320-2436 today to get it on your calendar.