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Preventative Care?

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Question: What is a preventative care appointment include? Labs, Pelvic Exams, Office visit?

Answer: All ACA-compliant health plans and must cover the following list of preventive services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. (This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.) 1. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked 2. Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling 3. Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease for men and women of certain ages 4. Blood Pressure screening for all adults 5. Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk 6. Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50 7. Depression screening for adults 8. Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults with high blood pressure 9. Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease 10. HIV screening for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk 11. Immunization vaccines for adults—doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary 12. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk 13. Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk 14. Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users

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