Stay Healthy with Preventive Care

If you could identify a problem before it becomes a MAJOR problem, would you?

That’s exactly the intent of preventive care.

Preventive care helps you stay as healthy as possible. With regularly scheduled visits (usually annually) and tests, your healthcare provider is able to identify medical problems before they become serious, costly and more difficult to treat.

Regular check-ups, screenings and immunizations are all examples of preventive care. And with all of Purdue’s health plans, these types of preventive care services are free when you visit a provider in the Anthem or HealthSync network.

What is Preventive Care?

Preventive visits are different than office (sick) visits. With a preventive visit, you see your doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant when you feel healthy. Office visits, on the other hand, generally are scheduled to discuss a specific medical condition or problem.

How often you schedule preventive care visits depends on a number of factors:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Personal medical history
  • Family medical history

Everyone has different healthcare needs, so ask your provider how often you should be seen and what screenings/tests you should have. Additionally, Anthem, Purdue’s medical plan administrator, provides information to help make sure you are asking the right questions

If you are in need of a primary care physician, you can establish with a provider (physician or nurse practitioner) at the Center for Healthy Living on the West Lafayette campus or the Campus Health Clinic on the Fort Wayne campus. As a reminder, you can earn incentives via the Healthy Boiler Program by completing your annual physical. Completing a biometrics screening earns you additional funds.