The health prevention examination (EPS) is an offer offered to people insured under the general scheme. Covered by health insurance, the EPS is based on the most recent medical recommendations in terms of prevention and is complementary to the action of the attending physician.
AN OFFER ADAPTED TO POLICYHOLDERS FAR FROM PREVENTION
Carried out by a network of 85 health examination centers (CES), the preventive health examination (EPS) is adapted to the age, sex, risks, and usual medical follow-up of the insured. It takes into account the difficulties of access to care and prevention.
It is primarily intended for people over the age of 16 who are far from the health system and in a precarious situation, who do not benefit from regular medical monitoring by the attending physician, nor from organized prevention services such as cancer screenings, for example. The EPS allows you to enroll or re-enroll in a health course.
What does the exam consist of?
The EPS includes information on health rights, the course of care, assistance devices for the acquisition of complementary health.
It also includes time for discussions with the center’s professionals: administrative staff, nurses, dentists, and doctors, as well as carrying out examinations and screening actions.
Many themes can be addressed depending on the age and risk factors of the insured as well as their concerns. The themes “addiction”, “well-being”, “emotional and sexual life”, “physical activity”, etc. are notably part of the EPS for young people aged 16 to 25. The prevention of cardiovascular disorders, the prevention of the risk of falls, and participation in organized cancer screenings are among the themes of senior physical education. Finally, some themes are common to all, such as tobacco and screening for overweight and obesity, for example.
In all cases, physical therapy is an opportunity to take stock of one’s health, to ask questions to a medical team in complete confidentiality, to be informed and directed, in conjunction with the attending physician, to the structures of support, including education.