The importance accorded to preventive care is demonstrated by the wide range of different services offered by the Austrian social security organisations in this area.
The services range from preventive medicine for pregnant women, through the examinations specified in the mother-child pass (Mutter-Kind-Pass), standard preventive medical check-ups and screening examinations, and health-promoting measures financed by the social security organisations, such as health cures.
It is the aim of the social security organisations to make the population as a whole more aware of preventive care. The earlier you begin, the more positive the effect on your health.
It is in your own interest to use the various services offered by the social security organisations; after all: prevention is better than cure!