Guidelines to keep you healthy
Do you know when you need a checkup? Do you know when you need other preventive health services? Molina Healthcare provides members and their families with information about preventive health checkups and services that they may need and when they should get them. These are basic guidelines that suggest checkups for healthy children and adults with no known health problems. They should not replace any doctor's advice.
Do your part to stay healthy!
- Take a few moments to read the Guidelines to Keep you Healthy. Keep in mind that these guidelines are suggested checkups to keep you healthy. Molina Healthcare covers preventive care services.
- Write down any questions you may have. Take these questions to your next checkup.
- Tell your doctor about any health problems you or your children are having.
- Make sure you do not miss your appointments.
- If you miss your appointment, call your doctor to reschedule right away.
Molina Healthcare Preventive Care Guidelines are derived from recommendations from nationally recognized organizations. Since it is recognized that it is impossible to foresee all possible clinical situations, Molina Healthcare recommends that clinical judgment be applied, and that the treatment provided to members deviate from the guidelines when individual patient considerations dictate. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. We recommend that the medical record contain appropriate documentation for clinical decisions.
Guidelines are based on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations (2006), American Academy of Pediatrics (2007), Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule United States, 2009, Academy of Pediatrics Periodicity Schedule (2007), Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule by Age Group and Medical Conditions United States 2004-2005, AAFP Summary of Policy Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations Rev. 5.6 August 2004, Guidelines for Perinatal Care, American College of Obstetricians, 5th Edition (2002).Approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/default.htm), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (http://www.aap.org), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) (www.aafp.org) and CDC National Center for HIV/STD/TB Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/).