High-quality routine preventive care in adulthood helps maintain or improve your current and future health status.
Annual Preventive visits with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) help ensure you are receiving the right preventive care services to catch, treat or prevent illnesses or diseases early, before they become major concerns. At annual visits, A and B grade preventive services and more are covered at no ($0) out-of-pocket costs to you when received by an in-network provider.*
A and B grade are preventive services that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), doctors and scientists recommend to be of the greatest value in keeping you healthy.
All A and B grade recommendations are covered at no ($0) out-of-pocket costs to you when received by an in-network provider*.
Vaccinations are valuable at all ages. In adulthood, immunity from a vaccine can wear off and you may be at risk for new diseases. Your PCP will help keep you up-to-date on vaccinations, so make sure to schedule your annual preventive visit each year.
The specific vaccines you may need are determined by many different factors such as age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, and previous vaccines. Talk to your PCP about what’s right for you.
*If your plan uses a provider network, review your summary of benefits and coverage for network provider details.
Menopause: The process in which females cease having their periods for 12 consecutive months.
Timing: All females will experience menopause at some point in life; some people may start in their early 40s and others may experience this in their 60s, with most falling somewhere in between. Perimenopause is the time that leads up to menopause; it may still be possible to become pregnant at this time, however you may not ovulate monthly.
Experience: Each person's experience with menopause will be uniquely different. Some people may notice significant changes in their day to day lives and others may not be as affected or even notice. Depending on how you start menopause (starting gradually vs immediately due to a surgery/other medical reason) can also impact how you experience this time of change in life. You may potentially experience:
Support: Culturally, society has not always embraced, openly discussed, or supported women as they go through this time in their lives. And yet, this is a very important time and there is no reason to not speak openly and engage in support if needed.