Prevention: free medical consultations will be offered to 25, 45 and 65 year olds

“We are entering the era of prevention”, welcomed the Minister of Health, François Braun, in the Sunday newspaper.

Free medical consultations will be offered to French people at “three ages of life, 25 years old, 45 years old and 65 years old“, in order to strengthen the prevention component of the French health system, announced Sunday the Minister of Health, François Braun, in an interview with the JDD . “We are entering the era of prevention“with this measure which will be integrated into the next social security financing bill, explains the minister, who insists:”We are going to take better care of children, who benefit from 20 exams up to 16 years old, but also follow these generations during their lives.“.

For adults aged 25, it will be “take stock of vaccines, their physical activity, possible addictions or difficulties related to the start of professional life“. They will also be alerted to “the need to have a doctor and the cardiovascular risk“. At 45, the consultation will focus on “the need to participate in screening for breast, colon or prostate cancer» and will make «a report on physical activity and possible mental health disorders“. Finally, at age 65 will be mentioned “prevention of loss of autonomy, screening for cancers and all diseases that can be prevented“.

This five-year term will be that of a vast reform of our health and prevention policy“, had promised François Braun at the beginning of September during a trip to Marseille.

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