Be A Smart Health Consumer
How to Be a Wise Health Care Consumer
Here are common problems you may run into as a health care consumer, with tips for wise responses.Take our advice and take charge of your health >>
Choosing a Hospital
You don't have time to choose a hospital if you have a health emergency. But if you’re facing surgery or treatment for a particular health condition, taking time to find a hospital that meets your needs is well worth the effort. Start your evaluation here >>
How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision
Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process. Make your empowered first step here >>
Get the Most From Your Doctor Visits
To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every doctor visit, using these suggestions, plan your time with your provider and walk out knowing you have made the most of your time >>
Screenings and Tests to Consider
Getting screening tests and vaccinations is an important part of preventive care. Find out which tests and immunizations are recommended by age group and gender. Use these guidelines when discussing a disease prevention plan with your health care provider. You may need a plan that is different, depending on your situation.
Guidelines for Women
Guidelines for Men
This schedule comes from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, unless otherwise noted.