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Health Confianza, a health literacy initiative, sincerely thanks you for joining our Cultura of Wellness. Everyone deserves to be as healthy as possible. We have health information and local resources available to support you on your journey. Let’s get started together!

Wellness and Preventive Health

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what is preventive care

Being proactive about your health. Taking steps to prevent problems before they occur. That is preventive health. Preventive health includes check-ups, tests, and vaccines based on your age, family history, and other needs.

Health screenings can catch potential issues early on. Health professionals use health screenings to help identify and reduce risk factors for illness, including severe illness. If needed, your health provider can get you started on effective treatment. Take control of your well-being and invest in a healthier future.

who needs preventive care

Who Needs Preventive Care?

Preventive care is for everyone!

Since it helps individuals stay healthy and detect potential health problems early, everyone in our community can benefit from preventive care services regardless of gender, age, or current health status.

where to get preventive care

Where Do I Get Preventive Care?

You can get preventive care and annual check-ups at your local clinic or your health provider’s office.

Free health screenings at your local nonprofit or health fair are a great first step.

where to get preventive care

What Screenings and Tests are Preventive Care?


The specific types of health screenings, exams, and vaccinations individuals need may differ depending on their health status. Below are some common screenings that you should discuss with a healthcare provider. Visit our health screenings FAQ:

cardiac health

Blood Pressure Screening

eye exams

Eye Exams

mental health screening

Mental Health Screening

screening obesity

BMI Screening/Obesity/Weight Management

hearing exam

Hearing Exam

physical exams

Physical Exams

blood pressure

Cardiac Health Screening

HIV and STD Testing

HIV/STI Testing

diabetes screening

Type 2 Diabetes Screening

cholesterol test

Cholesterol Test

kidney disease screening

Kidney Disease Screening



dental exams

Dental Exams

liver disease screening

Liver Disease Screening

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Three Steps to Health and Wellness

1. Find Health Coverage and Get Regular Checkups

Did you know there are options for health coverage, even if you cannot afford health insurance? Finding coverage is a smart first step and makes it easier to schedule routine health check-ups to catch and prevent potential health issues

View Health Confianza’s list of local health care providers and our FAQs for health coverage.

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2. Visit a Health Provider

Taking care of your health is important, and one way to do that is by going to a health provider. If you want to make the most out of your healthcare visit, we have a special section just for you! Our FAQs will offer guidance on how to best prepare for your healthcare visit.

3. Manage Medications and Understand Prescriptions

Taking care of your health and your family’s health includes managing medications properly. It’s very important to know what medications you are taking and what to do to take them safely. If you don’t know or understand, ask a doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare provider for guidance.

Learning how to read a prescription label correctly may help reduce the chances of unnecessary visits to the health provider’s office and/or serious health problems.

View our FAQ on how to read a prescription.

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How Do I Keep My Family Healthy?

A risk factor is something that increases the chance of developing a disease. Some risk factors are out of your control, like age, gender, or family history. That is why it is important to manage health risk factors that you can change, such as eating habits and exercise.

Managing health risk factors is important for your well-being and reducing the chances for chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Hispanics, African Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans have a higher chance of developing these chronic diseases.

Managing Risk Factors

Here are the best ways to take care of yourself:

Stay Active: Engage in regular exercise to keep your body fit. Each week, adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activity.

Manage Stress: Find ways to cope with stress and take care of your mental well-being. Download Health Confianza’s list of free and low-cost mental health resources.

Avoid Tobacco: Vaping and smoking is bad for your health. It can cause cancer, stroke, diabetes, and chronic lung problems. View our FAQ on how to avoid tobacco products.

Eat Healthy, Manage Your Weight and Limit Alcohol

– Choose nutritious foods for a balanced diet.

– Manage your weight to reduce health risks.

– Limit your alcohol for better health.

View our FAQs for more information.

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Health Confianza is a health literacy initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. Health Confianza is a community-wide partnership between UT Health San Antonio, The City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and The University of Texas at San Antonio.