Objective: The aim of this study is to explore how preventive health services are regarded and implemented by public and to explore the level of knowledge and behavior of people about immunization, early diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Data and Methodology: In October, 2012 the 577 questionnaires have been analyzed. In this study, the demographic questions and 5 questions were asked in order to explore level of knowledge of people about PHS.
Results: Questionnaires are divided into three groups according to the level of knowledge about PHS as informed (28.89%), semi informed (28.42%), ignorant (42.81%). While 50.2% of people do not regularly immunize any of the family members. On the contrary to 72.6% of people who do not visit a physician without feeling sick, only 27.4% of people visit a physician regularly.
Conclusion: Results indicate that some of the demographic variables have significant influence on the level of knowledge and behavior of people about PHS. The results may have key importance on planning the education on heath awareness and leading them to consider taking action before an illness occurs.
Keywords: Preventive Health Services, Health Care, Turkish People