Preventive Care Q & A
At Family First Medical Group our medical staff is dedicated to making sure that you leave our clinic feeling better. Schedule an appointment online or walk in today. We serve patients from Evergreen Park IL, Mokena IL, Oak Lawn IL, Chicago Ridge IL, Hickory Hills IL, Bridgeview IL and Bedford Park IL.
We all know that the best way to treat health issues is to detect and address them in their earliest stages. At Family First Medical Group we make preventive health care easy with a range of screening and diagnostic tools.
What is Preventive Healthcare?
In order to prevent serious conditions and diseases from affecting your health, preventive care is used to encourage healthy habits. The types of preventive care we practice depend very much on a patient’s medical history, which is why we look for specific risk factors when you meet one on one with our medical providers. Unhealthy habits and untreated medical issues lead to millions of deaths every year. Preventive health care not only saves lives but also reduces the overall cost of healthcare by catching problems early. At Indycare, we will screen you for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cancer. We will also identify unhealthy habits like smoking, a poor diet, or a sedentary lifestyle. We will work with you one on one to change those habits, so you lead a healthier life.
Are preventive health services covered by my insurance?
Most health insurance plans cover a wide range of preventive health services at no cost to you. That means you can receive preventive services without a copayment or coinsurance even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. Examples of common preventive services frequently covered at no cost include:
- Blood pressure screening, diabetes screening, cholesterol screening
- Immunization vaccines for adults and children
- Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis
- Diet and weight management counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Sexually transmitted infection screening
- And many more
For more information about preventive services that may be available to you at no cost, check with your health insurance plan directly or you can find more information here.
Do you have experience with Women’s Health Concerns?
We do! There are many unique challenges when it comes to Women’s Health, and our board-certified medical providers are ready to help. We can assist you if you are concerned about menstrual irregularity, postpartum depression, vaginal discomfort, or breast lumps and infections. We can treat and screen you for a variety of health concerns that are exclusive to women. Just come in today and speak with our medical providers, no appointment needed!
Can I check my lab values to screen for possible health issues?
Yes, we offer a complete range of blood tests to check for possible signs of a health problem or just to track progress on your personal health goals. Our medical providers can help you determine what labs test best meet your needs. Alternatively, you can browse a selection of available tests and even order them yourself through our Retail Labs service. If you are self-paying for your lab tests we offer discounts of up to 70% off the normal cash price for most tests.
Family First Medical Group is located at 9730 S. Western Ave., Suite 700. Our clinic accepts most major insurance plans, visit our insurance and pricing page to see the full list of insurance carriers we accept!