You can stay healthier by preventing disease before it starts. With the right preventive care, health problems can often be found sooner, managed better and treated before they develop into more complicated, chronic illness.

Make preventive care a priority: schedule an annual exam and preventive health screenings for you and your family.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois provides updated wellness guidelines each year. The guidelines are available for adults and children.

You can go over these recommendations with your doctor to help plan your preventive care for this year. 

The guidelines provide information about:

  • Recommended health screenings
  • Immunizations that adults and children should have and at what ages
  • Special health guidelines for women and men
  • Other tips to help you lay the groundwork for a healthy year

By following your doctor’s advice and making good choices, you can get your health off to a good start this year.