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General health and preventive care

Take control of your general health today. Preventive health services can help detect or even prevent serious diseases, illnesses, and medical problems before they become major issues.

  • Online same-day preventive health appointments

  • Available nationwide, with licensed medical providers

  • Medications available for pharmacy pickup

3 steps to better preventive health and routine care

  • Book an online routine care appointment.

    Step 1

    Book an online routine care appointment.

    Book your same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your doctor.

    Step 2

    Talk to your doctor.

    Visit with a licensed physician on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your routine care prescriptions.

    Step 3

    Pick up your routine care prescriptions.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

  • Book an online routine care appointment.

    Step 1

    Book an online routine care appointment.

    Book your same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your doctor.

    Step 2

    Talk to your doctor.

    Visit with a licensed physician on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your routine care prescriptions.

    Step 3

    Pick up your routine care prescriptions.

    We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Preventive health and routine care pricing details

How our pricing works

To get top-quality routine care and preventative care services, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Insured

Membership

$14.99/month

Free for your first month, $14.99/month after

Insurance

Copay

For all visits

Membership

  • Same day appointments with your doctor
  • In-app messaging with your dedicated online care team
  • Up to 80% off on Rx and discounted $5 basic labs
  • Add family to your membership completely free

Free your first month

$14.99/month after

Cancel anytime

With Insurance

Copay for all visits

  • We take major insurance providers like:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare
    • Anthem
    • Blue Shield

    ... and many more!

Uninsured

Membership

$14.99/month

Free for your first month, $14.99/month after

Out-of-pocket

$129

First visit - $69 all future visits

Membership

  • Same day appointments with your doctor
  • In-app messaging with your dedicated online care team
  • Up to 80% off on Rx and discounted $5 basic labs
  • Add family to your membership free

Free your first month

$14.99/month after

Cancel anytime

Without Insurance

$129 your first visit; $69 all future visits

Book an appointment

If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Preventive health and routine care services

Our licensed primary care doctors are here to help with preventative care online. Examples of preventative care and routine care services we can provide include virtual wellness checkups, referrals for immunizations and flu shots, and lab orders for certain tests and screenings.

Examples of preventive health services and their frequency include:

Virtual annual wellness check-ups

Our online primary care doctors can check many areas of your health during a virtual wellness check. Regular checks and exams can help to detect medical concerns before they become major health problems. While we cannot provide in-person exams, we can pro

Flu

Our doctors can provide flu treatment options. Most health insurance plans typically cover flu shots, which help to protect from certain strains of the flu virus.

Learn more about flu treatment.

Quitting smoking

If you need help with quitting smoking, we can help you with smoking cessation treatment options.

Learn more about smoking cessation treatment.

Hypertension

If you have high blood pressure, our doctors can develop a treatment plan to help you manage your blood pressure.

Learn more about high blood pressure treatment.

Allergies

Speak with our primary care physicians about treatment for seasonal allergies, as well as how to get tested for allergies.

Learn more about allergy testing.

Preventive health and routine care ratings and reviews

We’ve treated over 415,000 patients.

  • Amazing doctors!

    5 stars

    So happy I came across this app. I have a cold and I didn’t want to spend two hours at urgent care. I was able to get an appointment the same day. Doctor was very friendly and efficient and the best thing is I didn’t have to leave my home.

    N.B., Sept 2021

  • Plushcare Please Don't Change A Thing!

    5 stars

    I was able to schedule a same day appointment online with the doctor of my choice. I had received some abnormal lab results that needed to be reviewed. I was contacted via email a few hours later by a customer service rep, double checking the date of my labwork to make sure they had the results on file. My doctor was kind, reassuring, informative and very helpful. He changed some of my scripts and sent them to my pharmacy that evening. I received an email copy of lab orders, email confirmation my prescriptions had been ordered and an appointment for a follow up pre-scheduled (that I could also change if needed online). I then received a personal email from my doctor that was warm, reassuring and encouraging, inviting me to contact him if any other questions came to mind. I came to Plushcare for routine meds when COVID first hit, but have now chosen a primary care physician who is the kindest, most concerned and helpful doctor I have ever worked with.

    J.P., Apr 2022

  • Very convenient from the comfort of…

    5 stars

    Very convenient from the comfort of your home, and flexible appointment availability! The doctor actually made the right (and critical) diagnosis and sent me to my specialist, who confirmed her online diagnosis. Very, very satisfied.

    G.T., Apr 2022

  • Five star service from the comfort of my home

    5 stars

    I was debating whether going to an Emergency room or having a dispatch physician come to my home for an eye infection. I have a toddler and with everything going on with Covid I couldn’t take the chances of going to the ER. Dispatch health doesn’t have any appointments until typically the following day. After doing some research I came across PlushCare and opted for a very well rated physician. They had appointments that same morning! The call was great. The doctor was extremely knowledgeable. He explained the care plan thoroughly and had a very pleasant personality. He sent my prescription to the pharmacy even before we finished our call. My toddler was in the background quietly playing. How great that I was able to do this doctor visit from the comfort of my own home.

    T.R., Jan 2022

  • My fantastic experience with Plush Care!

    5 stars

    My experience with Plush Care was amazing. I was able to get an appointment within 30 min of first logging in & my physician was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. I have already shared my experience with family & friends. It was the most relaxed, convenient appointment I've ever had & will definitely be using this service again.

    L.D., Dec 2021

Benefits of preventive health and routine care

Preventative care services play an important role in personal wellness and long-term health promotion. Here are some of the key benefits of prioritizing preventative care.

Improves your health in the long-term

Improves your health in the long-term

Preventative care can help address medical risk factors early, preventing them from becoming long-term health problems. By making healthy lifestyle choices guided by preventive care, you are making an investment in your overall health.

A primary care physician can work with you to develop a personalized preventive care plan. For example, you might consider regular wellness checks or periodic lab tests. By taking advantage of preventive services, patients can get a better picture of their overall health today, in order to make changes that can lead to a healthier tomorrow.

Contributes to increased lifespan

Contributes to increased lifespan

Preventative care can also serve as an important contributor to living a long life. Addressing potential health concerns sooner means that they can be treated prior to turning into more significant issues that may affect how long a person lives.

It's common sense: The more you take care of your health, the more likely it is that you will benefit in the form of greater overall wellness. Preventive care services play an essential role in helping you to live a healthier and happier life.

Avoid high medical expenses

Avoid high medical expenses

Preventive care means being proactive about your health, which means not only preserving your wellbeing, but also preventing health issues with costly consequences. The health care costs associated with long-term illness and chronic conditions can be difficult to manage, even with insurance coverage. Preventative care can help to catch major medical issues before they become chronic diseases that have a long-term impact on personal finances.

In addition, most health insurance plans cover preventive care costs, even if you have not met your deductible. Telehealth appointments may be a more affordable option to consider for routine care visits.

Ways to practice preventive care

Ways to practice preventive care

Here are some specific ways that preventative care can help you stay healthy in the long run:

Weight management


Being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This means that weight management plays a vital role in preventive care, and can take the form of regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Talking with your doctor about weight loss treatment options can be a step in the right direction. Our board-certified primary care doctors can help you develop a weight management plan that supports your long-term health and personal fitness.

Mental health screenings


Mental health is an essential part of your overall health. Preventive health for mental health care can take the form of screenings for depression or anxiety, which help to identify these concerns before they begin to impact other areas of a patient's life.
Our online doctors and therapists can provide mental health care services and treatment, in order to help patients with guidance and emotional support through difficult times.

Physical health screenings


A primary care physician can help patients determine which preventative care physical health screenings they should consider getting, based on their age, gender, and medical history. Preventive care physical health screenings are often provided to detect conditions such as:
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis

  • By screening for significant health conditions in advance, preventive services can increase the likelihood of finding medical issues early when they are easier for doctors to treat. They are especially important for people who may be at increased risk for certain health conditions.
    Our online primary care physicians can provide referrals for in-person physical health screenings and preventive care services, as well as lab tests.

    Vaccines


    Vaccines are another important part of preventive care, providing the body with protection against different types of illness. Childhood immunizations and adult vaccines can help with long-term disease prevention.
    Examples of important vaccines include:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Tetanus
  • ​Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Seasonal flu/influenza

  • Talk to your doctor during your preventive care visit to learn more about what vaccines may be appropriate for your overall health.

    Wellness exams


    Wellness exams are an important cornerstone of preventive health care. Also called an annual physical exam, a wellness exam checks key areas of your personal health in order to get a clear overview of your current health status. Wellness exams typically check the following:
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose levels

  • As an essential component of maintaining your wellbeing, this preventive service can give you a better picture of your health, and help you determine if you need any specific care or treatment. An online primary care provider can provide you with a referral or order for an in-person wellness exam.

    PlushCare can provide an “annual wellness visit" to online patients. An annual wellness visit is not the same as a physical exam, which needs to be done by an in-person medical doctor.

    Preventive health and routine care FAQs

    • How much does preventive and routine care cost?

      The cost of a routine and preventative care visit will depend on whether you have health insurance coverage. If you have health insurance, the cost of an online visit at PlushCare is typically similar to your copay. If you do not have health insurance, the cost of a preventative care doctor appointment is $129 per visit.

      Most health plans often cover the cost of many routine preventive care services. To learn more, contact your health insurance provider.

    • What is considered routine preventive care?

      Routine preventative care refers to medical services performed in order to prevent medical issues before they become serious conditions. Examples of routine care preventive services include yearly checkups and health screenings.

    • Does preventive care reduce healthcare costs?

      Preventative care services can potentially reduce healthcare costs as a result of finding potential health issues early, and beginning any needed care or treatment sooner. This can lead to lower healthcare costs in the long run, as early detection and diagnosis could prevent costly treatment for a more significant health issue or chronic disease down the line.

    • Why is preventive health important?

      Preventive health is important since it helps to address potential health concerns before they develop into larger medical issues. Practicing preventative care can lead to better health outcomes and can contribute to a healthier life and extended lifespan.

    • What is the difference between routine and diagnostic care?

      Routine care (also called preventive care) is provided when you do not have symptoms of a specific illness and are being screened for potential health concerns. Diagnostic care is provided when a patient displays a specific risk factor or symptom and a physician seeks to provide a diagnosis in order to determine the next steps for care and treatment.

      Most health plans often cover routine care or preventive care services. Diagnostic services usually have an associated copay, deductible or coinsurance; contact your health plan for more information.

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