Preventing health problems from developing is an important part of staying healthy and avoiding expensive medical care down the road. Preventive care can help your doctors detect and treat health problems early. Some examples include getting an annual checkup and screening for conditions like breast cancer.
Certain preventive services are covered with no out-of-pocket costs. If you’re not sure you’re eligible for these 100-percent-covered benefits, call the customer service number of your health insurer. To help keep health care costs under control, check out these smart tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.