Preventive Care

Convenient access to more of the services that help you maintain your health

Preventive care includes screening tests, exams and vaccines that support your well-being. At Nuvance Health™, you receive these services from a team that cares about you. Trusted primary care providers tailor services to your medical needs, lifestyle and health goals.
How Can Preventive Care Help Me?

You can benefit from preventive care at Nuvance Health even if you feel healthy. Annual check-ups may detect issues, like heart disease and cancer, which often have no symptoms in their early stages. And insurance typically covers the full cost.

Care includes lifestyle recommendations and treatments that help lower your risk for preventable conditions. These include stroke, heart attack and diabetes. You can also get answers to any health-related questions you may have.

Preventive Care at Nuvance Health: Why Choose Us?

Doctors specializing in internal medicine, family practice and pediatrics deliver preventive care services. The team also includes advanced practice providers, like physician assistants and nurse practitioners. All providers are experienced and give you the extra attention you deserve. Find a primary care provider (PCP).

Nuvance Health primary care practices are also patient-centered medical homes. This care approach helps you receive timely, quality care, including the preventive services that are right for your needs. Find out more about patient-centered medical home designation.

Preventive Services We Offer

The types of preventive care that are right for you depend on your age, gender and other factors.

You may receive:

Annual check-ups

We assess many aspects of your health, including:

  • Heart rate, blood pressure, lungs and other internal organs
  • Risk for sexually transmitted infections, like HIV or chlamydia
  • Behavioral health or social issues, including depression, substance abuse or feeling unsafe at home
  • Signs of certain cancers, like abnormal moles that may be skin cancer
  • Lifestyle, including your diet, activity levels and whether you use tobacco or drink alcohol

Referrals for cancer screenings

Many cancer screenings require a procedure or imaging study. We explain what to expect and provide you with a referral, if necessary.

Screenings may include a:

  • Mammogram for breast cancer
  • Colonoscopy for colorectal cancer
  • Low-dose CT scan for lung cancer

Lab tests

We may request a blood sample to check for diabetes or high cholesterol. Tests can also show whether your organs, including the liver and kidneys, are functioning normally.

Experienced lab technicians take blood samples at blood draw locations throughout the region.

Shots (immunizations)

We typically recommend a flu shot once a year. You may also need shots to protect against serious illnesses, such as tetanus, human papillomavirus (HPV) and COVID-19. Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Women’s services

Women younger than 65 years old receive a Pap smear to check for signs of cervical cancer and HPV. If you are of childbearing age, we discuss birth control options. Women at risk for bone weakening (osteoporosis) receive a referral for a bone density scan. Find out more about women’s health.

Well-child visits

Children up to 21 years old receive specialized annual exams that focus on whether they are meeting developmental milestones. Exams also include age-appropriate immunizations and screenings for social and behavioral issues. Find out more about our pediatric program.