Spring Cleaning For Your Health

Spring time is here, the time for rain to fall and flowers to bloom. It is also that time of the year we can’t wait for… Spring Cleaning! Opening windows to get rid of dust and grime built up from the winter and making sure everything around your house is in working order. The same also applies to your health.

Getting routine exams and screenings can benefit your health immensely. Similar to spring cleaning, getting tested is like opening windows and looking around to ensure everything in your body is functioning properly.

Preventive care services are covered at 100% on all ACA (Affordable Care Act) compliant medical plans. All Marketplace and ACA compliant medical plans must cover the following preventives services at no charge. These services must be covered without charging a copayment or coinsurance even if you haven’t met your deductible. Please note this only applies to in network providers, additional charges may apply if you seek an out of 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. Obesity screening and counseling for all adults

13. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk

14. Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk

15. Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users