Preventive care

Take charge of your health and take advantage of your health benefits by staying up-to-date with preventive care services.

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See the same doctor

Maintaining a long-term primary care relationship with a trusted physician is key to a successful preventive care. Using Accolade Care it’s easy to assign a doctor as your regular primary care physician (PCP). Select your PCP for all virtual care visits to build a trusting relationship with a doctor who is easy to reach.

24/7 Care Team Support

Understanding your ongoing chronic care plan is essential to achieving good health. Your Care Team of nurses and care coordinators guides you through every step, answering questions by phone or through our unlimited in-app messaging service. From finding the right specialists to refilling prescriptions, we’re here throughout your healthcare journey.

Preventive care services

Preventive care helps reduce the risk of diseases and helps detect illness early when it’s easier to treat.


Discuss screenings for cancer, substance abuse, mental health and more with your Accolade Care doctor. They will consider your medical history, family history and other factors to help you make the right decision for you. As needed, your doctor can provide orders for certain blood tests and other important recommended health screenings.

Annual wellness check

During a virtual wellness check, Accolade Care doctors can check many aspects of your health. Regular wellness checks can help you detect medical issues before they become more serious health concerns. Our doctors can provide referrals for in-person blood tests and other routine testing and exams.


Vaccines can prevent a wide variety of mild and serious diseases. Our doctors can discuss vaccine options with you as a part of comprehensive primary care. Some examples of vaccines available to you include the COVID-19 and flu vaccines, the tetanus vaccine and others.

Smoking cessation

Accolade Care can help you with smoking cessation treatment options if you need help with quitting smoking. From establishing a trusting PCP relationship to designing the right care plan to managing prescriptions and refills, Accolade Care can provide the support you need to quit smoking. 

How it works


Step 1

Select an online doctor.


Step 2

Choose a time that fits your schedule.


Step 3

Have your virtual visit by phone or computer.


Step 4

If needed, your doctor can refer a specialist or place orders for tests, imaging or vaccinations.

Preventive care benefits

Long-term health improvements

Prevent long-term health issues by addressing medical risk factors early through preventive care. Preventive care can guide you to healthier lifestyle choices, helping you invest in your health. By taking advantage of preventive services, you’ll get a better picture of your overall health today, in order to make lasting changes that can lead to a healthier tomorrow. Our primary care physicians can work with you to develop a customized preventive care plan.

Avoiding costly medical expenses

By being proactive about your health, you’ll avoid health issues with expensive consequences. Even with insurance coverage, the healthcare costs associated with chronic conditions and long-term illnesses can be high. By catching medical issues before they turn into more serious conditions, you can often avoid these costs. Most health insurance plans also cover preventive care, even if you have not yet met your deductible. 

Increased longevity

Practicing preventive care can contribute to living a longer life. Chronic health conditions can affect longevity and addressing health concerns sooner can potentially prevent them. Diagnosing conditions earlier means that they can be treated earlier helping you live a healthier and happier life. 

Ways to use preventive care

Here are some specific ways that you can practice preventive care to help you live a healthier life:

Weight management

Weight management plays an important role in our overall health, as excess weight increases the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Our doctors can discuss weight loss options with you and work with you to create a customized weight management program that supports your long-term health and wellness goals. 

Wellness visits

Wellness exams are a key part of preventive healthcare. A wellness exam checks important parts of your health in order to get a clear picture of your health. This can include checking the following:

  • Height

  • Weight

  • Blood pressure

  • Heart rate

  • Cholesterol

  • Glucose levels

This preventive service can help you determine if you need any specific care or treatment. Our primary care providers can assist in providing you with a referral for an in-person exam.

Physical health screenings

Our doctors can help you determine which physical health screenings you should consider, based on biological sex, age and medical history. Preventive care physical health screenings can include screening for:

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • Prostate cancer

  • Cervical cancer

  • Breast cancer

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Osteoporosis

Mental health screenings

Overall wellness includes mental health. Preventive care for mental health can include screenings for common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. Our online physicians and therapists can help with mental health treatment including emotional support and mental health medications if that’s what you choose.


Adult vaccination and childhood immunizations can help prevent long-term diseases.  Examples of some important vaccines include:  

  • Flu/Influenza 

  • Hepatitis A  

  • Tetanus  

  • Shingles  

  • Pneumonia  

Ask your doctor about which vaccines may be recommended for your overall health.  

Accolade Care 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 care FAQs

How much does preventive and routine care cost?

Preventive care visit costs depend on your health insurance coverage and employer benefits. Most health plans often cover the cost of many routine preventive care services. To learn more, contact Accolade Care. 

Why is preventive health important?

Preventive health is important because it can help you lead a healthier and longer life. Catching and addressing medical issues early on can help you avoid high medical costs and more serious medical issues.

What is considered routine preventive care?

Routine preventive care includes any medical services given to prevent medical issues before they become more serious health conditions. Some examples of preventive care services include health screenings and annual exams. 

What is the difference between routine and diagnostic care?

Routine care, also known as preventive care, is care provided before symptoms are present as part of screening for potential health issues. Diagnostic care occurs when a patient is presenting with symptoms or specific risk factors and a physician is providing a diagnosis to determine the best treatment plan. Most health insurance plans often cover routine and preventive care services. Depending on your health plan, diagnostic care often comes with an associated copay, coinsurance or deductible cost. 

Does preventive care reduce healthcare costs?

Preventive care can reduce healthcare costs by discovering and treating medical issues early before they become larger concerns. Early diagnosis and detection can help prevent expensive treatments for chronic conditions.