Healthy Living

Men's Health Month at Providence Health Plan

12 June 2024

When it comes to men's health, prevention and early detection play important roles in maintaining health and longevity. A recent United States survey found that 33% of men do not feel the need for annual health screenings, and many men tend to overlook regular checkups and screenings altogether until faced with severe symptoms.

By prioritizing preventive measures and watching out for early warning signs, men can significantly reduce the risk of chronic diseases and make sure they have the best possible quality of life. This proactive approach not only saves lives but also fosters a culture of health awareness and proactive self-care.

Annual checkups

Annual wellness visits are a simple yet powerful tool in men's health. They help you and your doctor establish a baseline of your health statistics, like your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and body mass index. This baseline makes it easier to spot any significant changes over time, ensuring your health is on the right track.

Early detection

Early detection is a game-changer in men's health. It allows your provider to find and treat issues before they escalate, potentially saving you from more serious health conditions and costly treatments. Remember, early detection leads to more effective treatment and better outcomes.

Physical and mental health care

One thing that is often forgotten is the opportunity to discuss mental health concerns on an annual visit. As with physical health, early intervention can prevent the escalation of mental health issues. Let your provider know if you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

Most health plans cover your yearly checkup at no or low cost, so make sure you're taking advantage of the benefit. If you're a Providence Health Plan member and you need help finding a primary care provider, visit

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