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Preventive Healthcare Services In West Boylston, MA

We offer a full range of preventive healthcare services in West Boylston, MA, for adults. With the renewed focus on prevention and promotion of good health since the Affordable Care Act, several preventive care and screening services became mandated by law, thus branding them “covered services.” Covered services mean that health insurance will not charge you copays, coinsurance, or require you to meet a deductible threshold to get the recommended preventive care screening and services. But you have to find value in the preventive healthcare philosophy and take the first step.

 The first step is recognizing that you need preventive care services and the counseling because you don’t know what silent killer disease(s) you may be harboring. The second step is securing a primary care physician (PCP) who is not just accepting new patients in his or her practice, but a PCP who is willing to partners with you in fighting all health problems. The third step is for everyone in the preventive care partnership to stay genuinely committed to an effective physician-consumer partnership.

 An effective physician-consumer partnership is a partnership characterized by commitments. On the part of the PCP, commitment is availing patient appointment times and facilitating patient appointment scheduling backed by the offer of patient evaluations and treatments. On the part of the patient, it is a commitment to seeking evaluation when needed and to consistently adhere to mutually agreed upon preventive care services treatment plan and follow-up recommendations.

 Acute care evaluation is intended to identify an acute illness or an underlying potentially chronic condition. Preventive care screening is intended to identify diseases in their very early stages. Development of an effective management plan through consumer education, engagement, collaboration, and partnership then follows. Staying consistently engaged with your provider is critical because pro-activity is part of disease prevention and achieving and maintaining good health. Our Patient Portal is a valued engagement tool for our patients. Our Patient Portal provides fast and secure access to additional services and your health information. Patient Portal is a great means of staying in communication with your PCP-team. Here are the fifteen covered preventive care services mandated for adults.


15 Covered Preventive Services for Adults

Targets Conditions

Covered Services

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure):

Screening for all adult

Diabetes Type-2:

Screening for adults with High Blood Pressures

Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol):

Screening for adults of certain ages & risks

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:

One time screening for men of specific age who smoke or smoked

Colorectal Cancer:

Screening for adult 50 years and older

Obesity:

Screening & counseling for all adult

Alcohol abuse (alcohol misuse):

Screening & counseling for all adult

Diet:

Counseling for adults at high risk for chronic diseases

Immunizations:

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Herpes Zoster
Human Papillomavirus
Influenza (Flu shot)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Meningococcal (against meningitis)
Pneumococcal (against pneumonia)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, pertussis
Varicella

Adult vaccination doses, age brackets and target populations vary

Sexually Transmitted Infections:

Screening & prevention target adults at high risk

Tobacco Use:

Screening for all adult & cessation strategy for smokers

Syphilis:

Screening for all adults at high risk

HIV Infection:

Screening for all adults at high risk

Depression:

Screening for all adults

Aspirin:

Therapy for adult of certain ages