Prevent health problems with preventive care

When it comes to preventive care, Priority Health has you covered. Preventive care lets your doctor find and prevent potential health problems before you feel sick—and helps keep you well.

Preventive care includes a whole range of services, including immunizations and well-child visits. Learn more below.

Examples of preventive care

Children:

  • Well-child visits
  • Vaccines (immunizations/shots)

Adults:

  • Routine physical exams
  • Colonoscopies
  • Flue shots
  • Cholesterol; and diabetes screenings

Women:

  • Mammograms
  • Pap tests

See a full list of covered preventive health care services.

Well-child checkups

Children of all ages can stay healthier by having regular well-child visits. Well-child visits allow the doctor to see your child when they are well and to provide the preventive care your child needs to help keep them healthy. This preventive care includes vaccinations, lead poisoning tests, early-detection of health and learning problems and more. And best of all, well-child visits are free for Priority Health members. Learn more about rewards available for having a lead poisoning test.

But how often does your child need to have a well-child visit? Use the schedule below to help you know when they need to go. 

See the note below if you have a child in the Children’s Special Health Care Services Program.*

Well-child visit schedule

Newborn to 15 months:

  • 6 visits during this timeframe

Ages 3-6:

  • Once a year

Ages 7-10

  • Every two years

Ages 11-18

  • Once a year

 

Children’s Special Health Care Services program reminder

*If you have a child covered under the Children’s Special Health Care Services program, they need to be seen by a specialist more than once per year. If you need help with renewing coverage, email or call your case manager at 800.998.1037 and press 1 to enter their extension or select from a directory.

Immunization reminders

Immunizations (vaccines/shots) help you and your family from getting and spreading serious diseases. Ask your doctor if you and your family are up to date on these shots.

  • Influenza helps protect against the flu, which can be serious for people with chronic illness or for young children.
  • Hepatitis B protects against a liver disease that could be deadly.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) protects against HPV, a very common virus that is spread through sexual contact. Some types of HPV can cause cervical cancer.
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Pneumococcal protects against pneumococcal pneumonia, a lung infection that can be fatal.
  • Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster protects against diphtheria, a bacterial infection that can be fatal. It also protects against lockjaw, a jaw disorder, and whooping cough.
  • Varicella protects against chickenpox, which can be fatal in adults.