Why Is This Important?Clinical preventive services are important for maintaining good health. Early detection and treatment of disease improve the chances of full recovery. Physician counseling can influence health behaviors and prevent disease entirely in many cases. It is especially important for persons in poor health to have a primary physician who understands their medical history and problems and can give them appropriate care that fits their medical and social context.
Routine Medical Check-up in the Past 12 Months by Age and Sex, Utah, 2016
Data SourceUtah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health
How Are We Doing?In 2016, 61.4% of Utah adults reported having a routine check-up within the past 12 months (crude rate).
What Is Being Done?The Utah Department of Health administers programs to improve access to care, such as Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Primary Care Network (PCN), Utah's Premium Partnership for Health Insurance (UPP), and clinics for children with disabilities. Local health departments provide preventive services such as immunizations and screenings at low or no cost to persons who cannot otherwise afford them.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 11/06/2017