Annual visits with your PCP, vaccinations (like the flu shot) and certain routine tests and screenings are examples of preventive care.
These preventive services, and more, are covered at no ($0) out-of-pocket costs to you when received by an in-network provider*:
- Annual preventive visit (1 per year, more visits for children and adolescents): At this visit, your PCP checks all areas of your health – physical and emotional. Having an annual visit can help find early signs of health concerns before they become major medical issues.
- Mammogram (1 per year, starting at age 40): Screening X-rays of breast tissue to check for any signs of cancer or other abnormalities.
- Colorectal (colon) cancer screening (starting at age 45): Five types of tests can be used to screen for colon cancer. Talk with your PCP about which is right for you. Visit cancer.gov to learn more about each screening type.
- Vaccinations (ages and frequency vary): Routine vaccines can prevent diseases such as HPV, chickenpox, shingles, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and whooping cough.
- Flu shot (1 per year, beginning at age 3): Annual flu shots help protect you from certain strains of the flu virus.
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Please note that not all screening tests are covered at no cost to you—it is only those that doctors and scientists have determined to be of the greatest value in keeping you healthy. Examples of tests that will lead to some cost-sharing are screening metabolic panels or a screening EKG.