Imagine we took care of our bodies like we take care of our car – checking them regularly to ensure optimal performance. Regular medical check-ups confirm you’re healthy and detect early signs of illness. Getting medical treatment early increases our chances of living a long, enjoyable and healthy life, and helps our body run at an optimal level!
When the car makes a weird clunk or click, we figure out what’s wrong and fix it. If you listen to your body and notice something is off, address it. Go to the doctor for an examination! Show you value your body by exercising preventive measures!
Preventive health care is the most important type of health care you can engage in to manage your health. Plus, the majority of major risk factors, chronic illness and premature death become avoidable. Here are some reasons why preventive care is worth your time:
According to the CDC, 6 in 10 adults struggle from a chronic disease like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, renal disease, etc. while 4 in 10 have at least TWO chronic diseases. Healthy People 2030 reports that obtaining preventive care diminishes the risk of disease, disabilities and rates of mortality. Despite this information, many people still do not take advantage of recommended health care service.
The City of Plano provides affordable and comprehensive medical benefits. This includes preventive care services covered at 100% for employees and dependents on the health plan. Establishing a relationship with a PCP is vital to the preventive care. Find a primary physician, if you don’t have one:
If you have any questions about your medical benefits, please contact HRBenefits@plano.gov.