Preventive Care


What is Preventive Care?

Living your best life means staying healthy. Preventive health care helps keep you well with annual checkups that can spot concerns early, and help you make healthy life choices. We’re here to keep you and your family as healthy as possible, at every age and stage of life by providing:

  • Health screenings and physical exams – A regular exam can give your provider valuable insight into your health history and current condition. Based on these insights, your doctor may recommend certain health screenings or other preventive services.

  • Adult vaccines – prevent illness by ensuring you have up-to-date immunizations, including those for seasonal flu and travel. Your doctor can assess your risk and recommend the best course of treatment.

  • Child vaccines – protect your child from vaccine-preventable illnesses and talk to your Mercy pediatrician about the ideal vaccination schedule for your child.

  • Sports physicals – help your child start off the season right and avoid potential health issues. A sports physical can give you the confidence of knowing your child is ready to play.  

The Importance of Preventive Health Care

For adults who already feel healthy, taking the time to have an annual physical with a primary care provider is a low priority. However, preventive health care can have the greatest impact on long-term health. A doctor’s visit can help you learn about your risk factors and any issues before they become serious. 

What is Covered Under Preventive Care?

Preventive wellness, including annual checkups with your primary care physician, is covered by most insurance plans. Mercy makes it easy to access preventive health services with:

  • Online scheduling that lets you make an appointment when it’s convenient for you

  • Walk-in flu shots at many Mercy clinics and Mercy pharmacies

  • MyMercy, a free online tool with easy access to your entire family’s health records, lab results and appointment schedules


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