What to Do Before a Visit to Get High-Value Care
- Do your homework. Come prepared with a list of issues and questions that are important to you.
- Create a family health history with tools your doctor’s office provides you or using My Family Health Portrait from the U.S. Surgeon General. Your health history could play a role in tests your doctor recommends.
- If you have a medical condition, do some research so you have some basic knowledge to better talk to your doctor about it.
- Visit the Community Checkup website to research how clinics and hospitals score on quality measures relevant to you.
Next: To get high-value care, you will need to do a few things during your appointment.