Health screenings enable you to find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you do not have any symptoms and/or signs of disease. Early detection, followed by treatment and good control of the condition can result in better outcomes and lowers the risk of serious complications. It is therefore important to get yourself screened even if you feel perfectly healthy.
Health screenings are important to everyone. It involves the use of tests, physical examinations or other procedures to detect disease early in people who look or feel well. This is different from diagnostic tests which are done when someone is already showing signs and/or symptoms of a disease. Screenings help find diseases early, when they may be easier to treat.
Mentioned above, health screenings help you find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you feel perfectly well. Early detection is key and lowers the risk of serious complications. It's important to get yourself screened even if you feel perfectly healthy.
It is best to speak to your doctor who will advise you to go for the relevant screening tests based on your individual health profile.
These tests can look for:
Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get screening tests at no cost to you.
Most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, will pay for the screening tests your doctor or nurse recommends.
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