Preventive care

Taking good care of yourself regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your health.

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We want to help you be and feel your best.

That’s why we’ve created some checklists for preventive care
and wellness.

You can make your health a priority and we’re here to help. To get started, see our preventive checklists highlighting some of the exams, vaccines and screenings that can help you and your loved ones avoid or minimize potential health problems. No matter how healthy you are today, having a discussion with your doctor about preventive care can make a difference in the long run — for you and the people you care about.

The flu shot is more important than ever this season.

All eligible individuals should receive the seasonal flu vaccine each year. It’s covered as a preventive care service at no cost to you.

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Preventive care

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What does a routine checkup or screening cover?

Maintaining and improving your health with regular preventive care, including routine checkups and screenings, can help you stay healthy. It also allows you and your doctor to work together to help you reach your personal health and wellness goals.

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What you need to know about the flu

The flu is serious business (more than 21,000 cases of flu were reported in San Diego County in 2017), but it can be prevented or minimized. Get tips for staying well, recognizing flu symptoms and what to do if you think you have the flu.

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Four steps to a longer, healthier life

Living a healthy lifestyle starts with having the right tools. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started.

Step 1

Make sure you’re taking the right steps. Review the preventive care checklists for women, men, teens, and kids.

Step 2

Take your Wellness Assessment to get a profile of your health strengths and risks you may share with your provider.

Step 3

Find out which tests, treatments and medications are right for you based on your age, gender, and health history through your primary care physician.

Step 4

Get wellness tools and resources available to you through Best Health.


Free benefits that make a big difference

Your health is our top priority. That’s why we encourage you to take advantage of the many preventive care services that are available to you at no additional charge when scheduled with an in-network provider and separate from an appointment for other care or treatment.

There are many kinds of preventive care benefits covered with no copayment or deductible for most members. Log in to your Sharp Health Plan online account to check your benefit plan for coverage.

Preventive care for every member

  • Well-baby and well-child (up to age 18) physical exams, immunizations and related laboratory services
  • Well-adult physical exams, immunizations and related laboratory services
  • Routine gynecological exams, immunizations and related laboratory services
  • Screenings for: breast cancer, cholesterol, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, depression, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, prostate cancer, sexually transmitted infections, tobacco and alcohol use/misuse

Visit our wellness center for more free tools, tips and articles on becoming a healthier, happier you.