Preventative Care is a medical treatment, procedure or doctor’s visit that you receive to prevent yourself from undergoing a serious illness or to catch any health problems early. Most of these are considered screenings or counseling.
There is a long list of things that are now considered “preventative care” and will be covered at 100% regardless of your health insurance carrier or plan (as long as it meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act).
Though this list is long, here are a few things that would be considered preventative:
Physicals–including blood work, vaccines, and the normal blood pressure and temperature checks etc that your doctor sees fit.
Mammograms and Osteoporosis Screenings
Annual Gynecological Visits
Most screenings and treatments for Pregnant Women–Including a breast milk pump for after the baby is born
Breast cancer screenings
Contraception–including sterilization procedures
Domestic violence screening and counseling
Immunizations and vaccines for adults and children
For a full list of what is covered as preventative care, see this page.
This blog was written by Marissa, a Health Insurance Specialist.
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