Preventive Health Care

Since 2010, as a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), patients with health insurance can receive preventive care services with no additional co-pays or fees. Simply put, preventive health care refers to measures taken to prevent disease and injuries, rather than curing them or treating their symptoms.

For an expansive list of preventive services, visit healthcare.gov. Examples include:

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening for High Risk Patients
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization Vaccines
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention
  • Tobacco Use Screening and Cessation Intervention

Preventive care services for women

The list goes on and on, but here are some examples that are specific to women:

  • Anemia Screening for Pregnant Women
  • Breast Cancer Mammography
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)DNA Testing
  • Osteoporosis Screening

Preventive care services for children

Again, there is a laundry list of services that fall under this umbrella, but here are just a few:

  • Autism Screening for Children 18 to 24 months
  • Cervical Dysplasia Screening for Sexually Active Females
  • Hearing Screening for Newborns
  • Height, Weight and Body Mass Index Measurements
  • Lead Screening
  • Obesity Screening and Counseling

For more helpful information about health reform, visit the following pages:

Individual Mandate
Children and Young Adults