When Sarah became a member of Elevance Health’s Ohio Medicaid Plan, a screening test revealed she was at risk for health complications related to pregnancy and in need of support for health-related social needs. Her health plan case manager Lisa helped connect Sarah with resources for housing, food, transportation, employment and more, and set her up with the Salvation Army’s “Pathway of Hope” program.
Javier, a 54-year old small business owner avoids going to the doctor. He tells his wife he is too busy, but secretly he is afraid of what he might find out if he gets the health screening tests recommended for people his age. Why is Javier afraid to get a screening? What are health screening tests and what do they reveal?