Reviewed by Lisa Zamosky on November 18, 2015

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Barry Nolan: What is the difference between wellness care and preventive care?

Donald Hill: Preventive care sounds like something that you would do like a checkup to make sure that everything is okay and wellness care sounds like something that you would do if something is wrong with you and you need -- you're getting taking care of and therefore, after you're getting taking care of, the after -- the after it's taking care of, that's wellness care. So, preventive is before so that it doesn't happen and wellness is after it happens.

Barry Nolan: So do you know then what a -- what the difference is between wellness care and preventive care is?

Gina: Oh, Yeah I do definitely what the difference between those two are.

Barry Nolan: Oh, well, explain!

Gina: Preventive care is things like getting your yearly check ups, your vaccinations, things like that to keep you from getting sick. And then wellness care would be like, "I’m sick I should go to the doctor now."