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Get a check-up with your PCP at least once a year to help keep you healthy. Need to find a PCP or change your doctor? Contact Neighborhood Member Services or use our Provider Directory tool to search.

Getting regular wellness screenings is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. People can have health problems but not know about them. Finding problems when they are small is much better than finding them when they are big. Ask your PCP what wellness screenings you should have.

Wellness Screenings

You should discuss the following screenings with your doctor:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood glucose
  • Colonoscopy (colorectal cancer screening)

Quit smoking

Neighborhood wants you to be healthy by quitting smoking. Visit our Quit Smoking resource page for more information.

Don’t forget: when you go to your annual check-up with your PCP, you may be eligible for a gift card through Neighborhood REWARDS.

Women’s Health 

Women need specific health screenings to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the following screenings:

  • Pap smear (cervical cancer)
  • Mammogram (breast cancer)
  • Chlamydia (a sexually transmitted infection dangerous for women)
  • Colonoscopy (colorectal cancer)

If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, Neighborhood has a program called Bright Start to help you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and after the baby is born. Through this program, you may be eligible for gift cards for completing certain health screenings. Learn more about the Bright Start program.

To find out more about women’s health, visit The Office of Women’s Health.

Men’s Health 

Men need specific health screenings to stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about the following screenings:

  • Prostate exam (prostate cancer)
  • Colonoscopy (colorectal cancer)

To find out more about men’s health, visit Medline Plus.

How to Use Your Inhaler 

Doctor visits are not only for when your teen is sick. Teens need to get a check-up with their PCP at least once a year to stay healthy. These visits give the doctor, the parent and the teen a chance to ask questions or talk about any concerns. Teens also need immunizations and screenings.

Teen Immunizations Needed 

It’s recommended that teens receive the following immunizations:

  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine – this helps protect against cancers caused by HPV infection.
  • Meningococcal Vaccines – this helps protect against the bacteria that causes meningococcal disease.
  • Tdap – this helps protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
  • Flu vaccine – this helps protect your child from getting sick with seasonal flu.

For additional teen health information, visit Kids Health.

 

Don’t forget: when your teen goes to their annual check-up with their PCP, they may be eligible for a gift card through Neighborhood REWARDS.

Doctor visits are not only for when your child is sick. Check-ups give your child’s doctor the chance to do important tests and developmental screenings to make sure your child is healthy.

When children are younger they need to be seen by their doctor more often. View the well-visit schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Don’t forget: when your child goes to their annual check-up with their PCP, they may be eligible for a gift card through Neighborhood REWARDS.

Immunizations 

It is always better to prevent a disease than to get the disease then try to treat it. That is why immunizations are so important. They protect your child from serious childhood diseases and help keep them healthy.

It’s recommended that your child receives the following Immunizations:

  • Varicella – this helps protect your child from getting the Chickenpox
  • Hep A – this helps protect your child from getting Hepatitis A
  • DTap – this helps protect your child from getting tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
  • Flu vaccine – this helps protect your child from getting sick with seasonal flu.
  • And many more. To see the full list of recommended vaccines and when your child should receive them, view the immunizations schedule from the CDC.

Your child may be eligible for gift cards for getting certain health visits and immunizations through Neighborhood REWARDS program.

Developmental Screening

Taking a first step, waving “bye-bye,” and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones, or things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach many milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act and move. Developmental monitoring and screening are ways to look for your child’s developmental milestones. Use the App below to track your child’s milestones from 2 months – 5 years old.

For more information, visit the CDC Website and download the Milestone Tracker App.

Lead Screening

Because lead poisoning often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it can be easily missed. It is important that every child be screened for lead at least once by their 1st birthday.

Neighborhood sends every member child a postcard the month before their 1st birthday to remind parents to have their child screened for lead. Look out for a birthday message from us and schedule your child’s appointment to be tested for lead. Also, by completing this healthy behavior, your child could be eligible for a gift card through Neighborhood REWARDS!

For more information and resources for lead, visit the Rhode Island Department of Health website.

To view more information about the Importance of Regular or Yearly Check-Ups for Children, Click here.

Services for mental health and substance use are called “Behavioral Health Services.”

Neighborhood offers excellent behavioral health services, which are managed by our partner Optum®.

Choose your plan below for more information about behavioral health services and resources: