GET PREVENTATIVE CARE

A MEDICAL HOME FOR EVERYONE

Everybody should have a medical home—where you get your primary medical care, where healthcare providers know you, make sure you get regular preventive care, and coordinate your care with specialists when necessary.

When you get regular preventive care (for example, tests for high blood pressure or diabetes and screening for certain cancers) you’re more likely to catch problems early – when they are more easily treated and even cured.

OUR ROLE

Universal access to affordable health care is a problem in our country. One of public health’s primary missions is to improve access to care now, and one day, to successfully bring about access to quality, affordable care for every American. In the meantime, these resources can help you find insurance or a medical home.

RESOURCES FOR YOU

The State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors provide free, unbiased health care coverage counseling to Washingtonians of all ages.

Many people don’t realize they are eligible for low or no-cost insurance programs. Check to see if you and your family may qualify.

Washington state has worked hard to provide access to care for Washingtonians through its low or no-cost insurance plans.

You can use the Find a Doctor tool at the Kitsap County Medical Society to find a medical home.

NEED INFORMATION ABOUT COMMON HEALTH ISSUES?

There are many sources of information, but it’s important to be sure you are getting accurate advice. This site provides reliable information.


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