Preventive care

A yearly wellness exam is a good way to make sure everything checks out

Is it time to schedule your yearly checkup? Checking in on your health and getting recommended preventive care may help paint a more accurate picture of your overall health. That's one of the many reasons preventive care is important.

When you schedule your wellness exam with a network provider, your visit may come at no added cost.1 Before you schedule your exam, double-check that you're choosing a network provider.

Get a preventive care checklist

Wondering what to expect at your appointment? Use the form below to see a checklist of common tests and screenings for your age and gender.

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Are you ready for your wellness exam?

While guidelines will be different for each person, there are a few typical assessments and screenings that are common at most exams. Here's what you might expect at your annual wellness visit.

Guidelines for what to expect at wellness exams

What’s the difference between preventive and diagnostic care?

Preventive Care

Preventive care includes routine well exams, screenings, and immunizations intended to prevent or avoid illness or other health problems.

Preventive care is usually covered by most health plans with $0 out-of-pocket when you see a network provider.

Diagnostic Care

Diagnostic care includes care or treatment when you have symptoms or risk factors and your doctor wants to diagnose them.

Diagnostic care could have additional costs, depending on your plan coverage. Check your plan documents for details.

Checklists to take on medical visits

Consider using these checklists to help you prepare for your next doctor visit.

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  1. Certain preventive care items and services, including immunizations, are provided as specified by applicable law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state law, with no cost-sharing to you. These services may be based on your age and other health factors. UnitedHealthcare also covers other routine services, where some plans may require copayments, coinsurance or deductibles for these benefits. Always review your plan documents to determine your specific coverage.

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  2. The information provided is for general informational and illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical advice or a substitute for your doctor’s care. You should consult with your doctor or an appropriate health care professional to determine whether making a lifestyle change or decision based on this information is appropriate for you. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
  3. MyHealthfinder; accessed 5/2019.


The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and not intended to be nor should be construed as medical or other advice. You should consult your own doctor and/or an appropriate professional to determine what may be right for you. Treatment options mentioned may not be covered by your benefit plan. Check your plan for specific coverage details.