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Get Important Shots

Learn what shots (vaccinations) are recommended for adults and can help you stay healthy.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Screened

Many diseases can be prevented or cured if they are found early. That’s why it’s so important to get screened.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Important Screening Tests

Getting screening tests is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Talk with a doctor or nurse about scheduling important screenings.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

myhealthfinder Widget

Use the myhealthfinder widget to get personalized recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce based on age and sex.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a HIV Testing Site Near You

Find answers to many questions about HIV and STD testing. Locate a testing site near you.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

CDC National Prevention Information Network

Adult Vision Screening

Half of all blindness can be prevented. A vision screening does not replace an eye doctor's exam, but it can help identify people who are at risk for eye disease.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Prevent Blindness America

Benefits for Seniors of New Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Prevention Coverage

Find out what preventive and wellness services are provided free of charge by Medicare for seniors.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that can detect early signs of colorectal or colon cancer. Learn how colonoscopy is performed, how to prepare for, and begin routine screenings.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

ePSS: Electronic Preventive Services Selector

Search and Browse on your PDA or mobile device the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for screening, counseling, and preventive medication based on a person's age, sex, and pregnancy status.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Find a Health Center

Find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Find a Health Center iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Medicare.gov: Getting Started

Try Medicare's free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding your Medicare benefits and services.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Men: Get the Preventive Medical Tests You Need

Screening tests can find diseases early, when they’re easiest to treat. Find out which preventive medical tests you need to stay healthy.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age

Use the information in this pamphlet to help you stay healthy. Learn about which screening tests to take, whether you need medicines to prevent diseases, and steps you can take toward good health.

Review Date: February 25, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Preventive Care

Under the Affordable Care Act, you and your family may be eligible for some important preventive services — which can help you avoid illness and improve your health — at no additional cost to you. Read the full list of covered preventive services.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventive Services Checklist

Take this checklist to your doctor or other health care provider, and ask which Medicare-covered preventive services are right for you.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act

If you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy, find out which preventive services must be covered without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance or meet your deductible.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventive Services for Healthy Living

Preventive services such as screenings, immunizations, and advice from your doctor are available to help you stay healthy. Find out which preventive services are right for you.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

Find recommendations for women that can help you stay healthy. Learn about which screening tests to get, whether you need medicines to prevent diseases, and steps you can take for good health.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality