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The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) tool was designed for practicing clinicians (MDs, DOs, RNs, NPs, PAs), although anyone can use it.

The ePSS is available at: https://epss.ahrq.gov.

ePSS recommendations data is automatically updated on application launch. (wireless or WiFi internet connection required).

For assistance, visit the ePSS Support page.

Users may also submit comments, questions, suggestions, or other feedback to: uspstfpda@ahrq.gov.

Anyone can access the ePSS application via the Web or by downloading the app.

To access ePSS, go to: https://epss.ahrq.gov.

Go to https://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/products.jsp for instructions on how to download and install ePSS.

Yes, on the Web-based ePSS application, each screen of the application has a printer-friendly function. Please select the "Print" link for a printer-friendly version.

To use the Web-based Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) application, the user must have a connection to the Internet. The application is available through a standard Web browser.

The ePSS tool is also available on select mobile devices.

The ePSS mobile application has the full functionality of the Web-based application, as well as some other features such as automatic data updates, the ability to bookmark, save, print, and email recommendations data, full mobility without the need for wireless Internet connectivity, and a user friendly interface customized specifically for mobile devices.

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There is no cost to use the Web-based ePSS application or to download the app onto a mobile device.

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services is a reference for primary care clinicians. It contains brief summaries of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) evidence-based recommendations on clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.

The Guide is available online.



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